We understand the pressures that come with ministry life, and want you to feel valued, as you enjoy some space away from the normal pressures to focus on your precious marriage relationship.
Of course, every marriage has areas of strength and weakness, and every ministry brings challenges and opportunities that you navigate together. Although the weekends follow our usual programme, we ensure that the couples leading our leaders’ weekends have leadership experience, and aim to make it as relevant to you as possible. We also recognise the unique pressures that a church leaders marriage is under as you live out your marriage in the public eye—which is why we include the ‘Marriage In A Goldfish Bowl’ session, to examine this often challenging aspect of your relationship.
We work hard to make sure that our weekends (which are occasionally mid-week to avoid a Sunday) are excellent value for money, but we do have a bursary fund offering up to 50% off the cost of a weekend. We also often find that churches/organisations are willing to subsidise this time away for their clergy couples to invest in their marriage.