September 10, 2020 at 1:00 ET/ 12:00 CT/ 10:00 PT – Zoom Webinar
About the Webinar:
As the uncertainty surrounding COVID continues, anxiety within marriages remains high nationwide. Healthy marriages are the lifeblood of the Church. Join the founders of The Marriage Course, Witness to Love, and Communio for a webinar that will encourage and inspire you. The panel will share about what they’ve observed during this time of great uncertainty and how couples have benefited from the resources their organizations offer. You’ll also hear about how churches are leveraging these resources to increase engagement with families in the church and in the community.
Families experiencing crisis during this time of social isolation can benefit from a local church that is appropriately equipped to support marriages in distress. The free and low-cost resources available to churches right now can help support couples both within the church and in the greater community.
How will you bring people back to church when state gathering regulations ease? Learn more about how marriage ministry could support the best investment in the church body today.
About the Speakers:
Kevin Palau, Luis Palau Association
Kevin Palau is President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. Kevin joined LPA in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and clearly share the Good News of Jesus. During Kevin’s time at LPA he has also help develop a global network of hundreds of partner evangelists.
Kevin helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon. His book, Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel describes the ongoing impact of the movement.
Kevin lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife, Michelle, and enjoys serving on the boards of Alpha USA, Christians Against Poverty, and Transforming the Bay with Christ. Click here to learn more about the Luis Palau Association.
Ryan & Mary Rose Verret, Witness to Love
Mary-Rose and Ryan Verret are the founders of Witness to Love and the authors of Witness to Love: How to Help the Next Generation Build Marriages that Survive and Thrive. Together Ryan and Mary-Rose speak on issues regarding evangelization, marriage, NFP, miscarriage and medical ethics. They are frequent guests on Christian radio and they reside in the heart of Cajun Country with their five children. Their passion is teaching couples to share their marriage with others!
Witness to Love is an international, virtues-based, discipleship-based model of marriage renewal and preparation that integrates modern principles of psychology and the virtues to help couples facilitate an authentic dialogue about their relationship. Click here to learn more about Witness to Love.
Nicky & Sila Lee, The Marriage Course
Nicky and Sila Lee have been married for over forty years and have four children. They are on the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, UK. Over the last 35 years, they have spoken to thousands on the subject of marriage and family life, authored The Marriage Book and The Parenting Book, and created The Marriage Course, The Pre-Marriage Course, The Parenting Children Course and The Parenting Teenagers Course.
The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. The Pre-Marriage Course is a series of five sessions to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, to build strong foundations for their future together. Click here to learn more.
Jared Smyth, Communio
Jared Smyth is the National Director of Church Strategy for Communio. Before joining Communio, he spent 14 years working in evangelistic college outreach at FOCUS where he managed hundreds of staff across 50 universities covering 27 states. He also led the Marketing department through the largest conference in FOCUS’ history – 17,000 attendees. Jared has spoken nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including science and faith, modern religious practice, and worldview. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Colorado State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Augustine Institute with a Master’s in Theology. Jared spent his childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently resides with his wife Mallory and their 3 children Penny, Eliza and Clara in Denver, Colorado.
Communio is a nonprofit that consults with churches to equip them with data insights and ministry best practices to foster healthier relationships for singles, those preparing for marriage, married couples, and those in marital crisis. Click here to learn more about Communio.