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
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!
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
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!
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.Register Today
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.Register Today
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.Register Today
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.
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!
Coaching Skills & Techniques
Learn the comprehensive basic helping skills needed to succeed at coaching in a church environment from a biblical world-view.
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.
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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The Next 5-Day Certification Seminar Is November 11-15, 2020
Certificate Seminar Schedule
The following is a general schedule for the five-day seminar:
Meet and Greet
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT
Focusing on CMFM 610 - Smalley Method of Marriage and Family Ministry
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
Focusing on CMFM 612 - Coaching Skills and Techniques
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
Focusing on CMFM 614 - Marriage & Family Coaching
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
Focusing on CMFM 621 - Mental Disorders and the Church
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT