Developing a Marriage Mentoring Training Program at Inter-City Baptist Church in Allen Park, Michigan
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SubjectChurch work with married people--Baptists
Marriage mentoring--Religious aspects--Christianity
ABSTRACT DEVELOPING A MARRIAGE MENTORING TRAINING PROGRAM AT INTER-CITY BAPTIST CHURCH IN ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN Jeremy Earl Conn, DEdMin The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Jeremy P. Pierre This ministry project was designed to train marriage mentors to assist young married couples at Inter-City Baptist Church in Allen Park, Michigan. Chapter 1 explains the context, rationale, purpose, goals, and research methodology of the project. Chapter 2 establishes the biblical-theological foundation for marriage mentoring through an exegesis of Genesis 2:18–25, Ephesians 5:22–33, and Titus 2:1–8. Chapter 3 explains that the process of training mentors is the responsibility of the church as the leadership equips them to assist young couples. This equipping includes an overview of how to select, organize, and train marriage mentors. Chapter 4 details the history, preparation, and implementation of the nine-week mentor training class. Chapter 5 evaluates the purpose and goals of the ministry project. The chapter also reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of the project. It includes suggestions for change along with theological and personal reflections.