Associate Pastor/Family Ministries
We believe that God established marriage and family relationships for our blessing as well as for His glory. And we believe that He has given us practical guidance in His Word … guidance that allows us to remain grounded in Him and connected to others in authentic relationships. If you are looking for solid answers and practical tools that can strengthen your marriage and family, we invite you to check out the opportunities on this page.
Calvary’s Marriage & Family Ministry offers various opportunities that can enrich your family relationship, equip you for ministry to others and connect you with others who care about you and your family. Many of our current opportunities and resources are included below with more to be added in the weeks ahead.
To keep updated regarding upcoming opportunities, please use the link below to subscribe to our Marriage & Family Ministries email list.
In addition to providing enriching and equipping opportunities at Calvary, our staff is working to implement a Family Enrichment Initiative in Forsyth County. This Initiative is designed to provide Christ-centered resources to the families of our community.
The Family Enrichment Initiative will include a website offering family and marriage opportunities, faith-based counselors and additional resources in our community. This initiative is also working to organize certain events such as Community Date Nights.
Every one of us is a part of a community. Most of us are part of a family, all of us live in a neighborhood, and many of us are members of a church or other organization. As members of this community, Calvary wants to provide a space where families can learn and grow together.
Click the button to find out more about the 5101 Family Enrichment Center.
On Sunday evening, January 12, 2020, we are launching a new support group at Calvary for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our support group offers a safe place for survivors of suicide loss to come together and talk openly with others who have shared a similar experience.
Our meetings are open only to those who have lost a family member, friend, or coworker to suicide (not to observers or those who have survived a suicide attempt) and each suicide loss has equal value in the group.
We provide a safe place to share our loss and are free to discuss our emotions.
The Suicide Loss Grief Support Group will meet on Sunday evenings, beginning on January 12, 2020, in Room B2404. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Shannan at 336.714.5475.
Starting January 12 at 4:00p in room B2108 a new class/support group will be offered using the book by Gary Chapman, Ed Shaw, and Debbie Barr. This class will address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver’s journey and offer insight from personal stories and case studies to help maintain emotional intimacy in the midst of AD. Here you will find gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s and other such diseases. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.
Do you desire to help couples strengthen their relationship with Christ and with each other? The Prepare/Enrich inventory is a proven way to gain a comprehensive overview of a couple’s relationship and to help strengthen marriages. Don Schmidt, AP for Family Ministries will be training individuals and couples to use this inventory on Saturday, February 1, from 9:00a – 4:00p in the Family Enrichment Center (formerly the Annex Building). This facilitator certification is open to anyone in the church for a special rate of $75 (normally $195). Availability is limited.
For more information contact Shannan Roussel in the Family Ministries office at 336.714.5475