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The Saint Paul's Baptist Church Marriage Ministry - also known as "M2M: Marriage 2 The Max" - sees a world where Holy Matrimony is held in the highest esteem; where all marriages reflect the love of God and divorce is an obsolete term.

M2M Vision:

A community of marriages enriched and empowered by biblical principles.

 

M2M Mission:

To meet couples at their level of need and lovingly build them up in Christlikeness.


 

 

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Small Groups for Couples

M2M gives husbands and wives the opportunity to connect with one another as well as with other couples in very meaningful ways in the context of small group’s. There is power in coming together to share life, struggles and faith. It is through small groups that couples grow, experiencing group life where biblical truths are learned and applied to support spiritual development and mutual support.

Marriage Mentors

Transform your marriage through mentoring with another couple. Marital relationships are challenging and hard work. In spite of their best efforts, there are times when couples need other couples to help them walk through the inner workings of marriage.

M2M is committed to strengthening and enriching marriages in our church family. We have couples who have been trained to walk alongside other couples, preparing them for marriage, helping them enrich their marriage, or helping restore a marriage in crisis. Our couple-to-couple discipleship involves marriage mentors committing six months to one year to help couples navigate successfully through marriage.

 

Enrichment Events & Celebrations

Our busy lives often prohibit vital opportunities for married couples spending one-on-one time together to relax, refresh and minister to each other. The M2M ministry helps facilitate this crucial time with enriching activities.

By providing affordable child care, the ministry helps couples enjoy a special night out to rejuvenate and connect with their spouse. These special events allow members to join other Saint Paul’s Baptist Church couples for an evening of fun and fellowship.


Before you Jump the Broom Premarital Counseling

Our Counseling Ministry offers an exciting and interactive premarital counseling process. The goal is to provide a foundational framework upon which you can build a lifetime of happiness with your spouse.


If you are thinking about marriage or already engaged to be married, please consider participating in the B4YJTB series conducted through the Barnabas Counseling Ministry. These sessions are designed with engaged couples in mind to prepare you for the wonderful covenantal journey that lies ahead. 

 
 
Our steadfast objectives are:
 
To celebrate the institution of holy matrimony.
 
To generate healthy marriages through
pre-marital preparation and counseling.
 
To develop new marriages by providing tools for
personal and spiritual growth.
 
To stabilize struggling marriages through bible
study and fellowship.
 
To heal hurting marriages through small group
support.
 
To resurrect broken marriages through prayer
and intervention.
 
To touch in a positive manner all marriages
through mission and outreach.
 

 

 


 
 
Select your need below for more details: 
 
Marriage Ministry - Before You Jump The Broom

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DESCRIPTION: An 8-week premarital counseling series for engaged couples. BEFORE YOU JUMP THE BROOM

MEETING DATE/TIME: Offered 4 times per year; contact Barnabas for specific dates. 

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Complete online registration form - click button below. A Barnabas Staff member will schedule a pre-registration session with you and your fiancee.

COST: FREE

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Marriage Ministry - Premarital Counseling

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DESCRIPTION: Individual counseling for engaged couples seeking to be married at SPBC. 

MEETING DATE/TIME: By pre-scheduled appointment only. 

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Contact the Barnabas Office at (804)643-6177, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COST: FREE

Marriage Ministry - Engaged Couples

 


ENGAGED COUPLES: BEFORE YOU JUMP THE BROOM 
 

SUMMARY


All engaged couples who desire to be married 1) at any SPBC campus or 2) by any SPBC pastor should attend the Engaged Couples “Before You Jump the Broom Session”. These sessions are designed with engaged couples in mind to prepare you for the wonderful covenant journey that lies ahead. Topics that make or break or marriage are discussed in ways that will connect the religious perspective with real life situations.

Topics include Communication, Finances, Expectations, and Conflict Resolution. The sessions will be interactive and there may be homework. Marriage is not to be taken lightly and our goal is to provide a foundational framework upon which you can build a lifetime of happiness with your spouse.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT


You can expect to be warmly greeted and participate in an icebreaker that will be fun and engaging. You will meet other couples who will be also be getting married, thus providing an opportunity for additional relationships. You will have time to interact, not just with your fiancé but also with others in the class. You will receive spiritual nuggets from God’s word to support the topic at hand in a non-judgmental way. Each session will not only include Biblical wisdom, but also candid conversations and testimonies from real married couples. These couples will be at various stages of their married life and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Sample Topics include: Family, Finances, Marriage Mentoring & much more.

 

WHAT YOU NEED


•    Bring a Bible (any version).
•    Bring something to write with and something to write on.
•    Be prompt and sign in each time you come to class.
•    Please participate in order to get the most from the sessions.
•    Please come with an open mind.
 


OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 

 

COST


There is no cost to come to these sessions. We are investing in you and our prayer is that you would invest your time energy and commitment with prompt, consistent, and participatory attendance. You may register online through our website.
 

TIME REQUIREMENT


Eight classes are offered each quarter. You are free to attend whatever session you choose prior to your wedding date. Attendance will be taken at each session. Please note that your officiating SPBC minister may also desire to meet with you and your fiancé in order to build relationship and to talk with you in a more intimate setting so please allow some time for that as well.
 

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2014

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: What is the process flow once we decide to get married at one of the SPBC campuses?

A: First you would contact our Wedding Services team at 643-6170 x 5390. You will hear information about what is necessary and be asked to leave specific information on the voicemail. You will be called back by one of our Wedding Services team leader. Upon contact, you will be provided with a packet of information, paperwork and will be allowed to select an officiating minister from the church. They will confirm that minister’s availability while serving you, and be the liaison between you and your fiancé and the church requirements and protocol.

Q: I can’t make classes on Thursday nights because of my schedule. What should I do? 

A: Talk with your officiating minister from SPBC and come up with a way to get your counseling done. We don’t recommend that any couple move forward with marriage without receiving adequate pre-marital counseling. The covenant of marriage is too serious to not receive adequate support and helpful tools.
 

Marriage Ministry - Engaged Support

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DESCRIPTION: A Small Support Group for engaged couples. 

MEETING DATE/TIME: OPEN - Please check website regularly or contact us directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Contact Barnabas Office at (804)643-6177, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COST: FREE

Marriage Ministry - Marriage Mentoring

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Click HERE if you & your spouse are interested in being a Mentoring Married Couple!

DESCRIPTION: A Group of trained, seasoned married couples who will mentor other couples for the purpose of strengthening, sustaining and enhancing marriages & families.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Small Group meets monthly; Couples meet at least twice monthly.

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Contact the Barnabas Office at (804)643-6177, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COST: FREE

Marriage Ministry - Married Support

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DESCRIPTION: Various Small Groups for couples at any stage of married life.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Most Groups meet weekly.

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Contact the Barnabas Office at (804)643-6177, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COST: FREE

Marriage Ministry - Marriage Counseling

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DESCRIPTION: Individual counseling provided for married couples. 

MEETING DATE/TIME: By pre-scheduled appointment only. 

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Contact the Barnabas Office at (804)643-6177, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COST: FREE

Marriage Ministry - Marriage Enrichment

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DESCRIPTION: Fun activities designed to deepen and enrich marriages; providing opportunities for couples to connect.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Quarterly

SCHEDULING/REGISTRATION: Contact the Barnabas Office at (804)643-6177, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COST: FREE

 

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