Is God Calling You To Marriage Ministry?

Elevate your knowledge and skills for a dynamic ministry 
to couples and families

Earn a Certificate in Marriage and Family Ministry in one week or online at your own pace

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The Next 5-Day Certification Track Starts In

(November 11-15, 2020)










Your Calling Is Our Passion

Earn your certification in 5-days or online at your own pace! Graduate with a personalized plan to launch a
dynamic marriage ministry focused on making disciples for Jesus Christ at your local church!

5-Day Certification

Complete Your Certificate In Less Than A Week In-Person Or Virtually

At Your Own Pace

The Certification Is Available Online To Complete On Your Schedule

Four Courses

Create & Launch A Proven Marriage Ministry Model Customized To You

Learn The Keys To Successful Marriage Ministry Through The Local Church

Gain the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of couples and families. Learn how to integrate a Christ-centered approach to coaching couples and families.

Pursuing a certificate allows you to acquire the expertise necessary to be successful in helping couples navigate the often turbulent waters of marriage. Each course in our certificate program aligns with the highest standards in marriage and family education.

After completing your certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Successfully coach couples on what it takes to manage conflict and eliminate divorce.
  • Build a proven marriage ministry strategy at your church centered on making disciples for Jesus Christ
  • Evaluate major counseling theories in light of a Christian worldview
  • Gain a biblical and theological foundation in your marriage and family coaching
  • Protect yourself and your church by implementing the best legal and ethical standards for coaching
  • Help others with their spiritual growth and emotional health.
  • Integrate a Christ-centered approach implementing your coaching strategy
  • Train and find marriage mentors for your ministry team

Trying to fit continuing education into your busy schedule can feel overwhelming. Complete your certificate program in 5-days in person or online through Zoom or at your own pace! 

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Benefits Of Certification

For The Marriage Champion

If you believe healthy marriages can revolutionize your church and community, but don't have a graduate degree, you can benefit from certification. You don't have to be a professional therapist to make a major impact on marriages. Maybe you are a member of a church and feel unequipped to help couples and families, this certification can give you the confidence and skills to make a lasting impact.

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For The Pastor

You went to seminary, were called to pastor, and yet you feel overwhelmed when it comes to enriching the couples in your church. Through certification, you can gain the knowledge and skills to create a powerful marriage ministry strategy for the marriages in your church. Learn how to build a team of marriage mentors to help you with the massive load of helping couples resolve conflict.

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For The Professional

Help your professional practice benefit from one of the biggest brands in marriage enrichment. Couples know the Smalley name when it comes to marriage, and many of them have already read one of our books or been to a live event. Certification can help you add a key tool to your current bag of techniques in helping couples and give you extra credibility when marketing your services.

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Four Key Courses

Missing from most seminaries and graduate programs is how to effectively use marriage ministry through the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ! The four key courses of our certificate program give you the tools and action plan to implement a dynamic marriage and family ministry at your church.

Course #1
Smalley Method of Marriage & Family Ministry

Discover the heart of more than 50 years of marriage ministry. This course teaches you how to implement the Smalley strategy to marriage education at your church. By the end of this course, you will have developed a customized ministry for your church!

Course #2
Coaching Skills & Techniques

Learn the comprehensive basic helping skills needed to succeed at coaching in a church environment from a biblical world-view.

Course #3
Marriage & Family Coaching

This course considers the dynamics of relationships from top models of marriage & family coaching like the Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Techniques, and more! Special attention on integrating coaching methods and Christianity.

Course #4
Mental Disorders and the Church

Learn how to respond effectively to people who are struggling with mental illness in a grace-filled manner. An education about mental illness from biblical and scientific perspectives will help you identify and reach this population.

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Choose the payment option best for you. Similar certifications charge thousands of dollars more!

The Next 5-Day Certification Seminar Is November 11-15, 2020

Two Payment Plan


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  • Certification
  • Lifetime Access



(Over $4,000 in Savings)

  • Add your spouse or ministry partner for FREE ($2,995 value)
  • 12 months of VIP Inner Circle Membership (a $1,164 value)

12 Payment Plan


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Certificate Seminar Schedule

The following is a general schedule for the five-day seminar:

Day One

Meet and Greet
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT

Day Two

Focusing on CMFM 610 - Smalley Method of Marriage and Family Ministry
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT

Day Three

Focusing on CMFM 612 - Coaching Skills and Techniques
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT

Day Four

Focusing on CMFM 614 - Marriage & Family Coaching
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT

Day Five

Focusing on CMFM 621 - Mental Disorders and the Church
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT