Our mission is to disciple young married couples, helping them to grow in their marriages so that they are able to be more fruitful in serving Jesus Christ together. This is spiritual work and will bear fruit only as we follow and rely upon God.
Our distinctives as a ministry are:
WE TEACH AND MODEL MINISRTY AS A HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM
Which means sharing the same ministry whenever possible; praying for and supporting each other in ministry time not shared. In this way ministry brings couples together rather than pulling them apart.
WE DISCIPLE COUPLES
Primarily through the SPLITS community and the approximately 12-month Marriage Plus course that is taught in small group format in the home of the leader couple. Couples who wish to take the course must apply and be accepted.
WE ARE A CATALYTIC MINISTRY
Meaning that couples who take our course are expected to use their training in their home churches and various ministries, being better equipped for this after completing the course.
SOME OF THE COUPLES WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE MAY COOSE TO TEACH THE COURSE IN THE FUTURE
In some cases this will be done as a personal ministry beyond their “official” ministry responsibilities, whether the teacher/leader couple is working as a volunteer in their church or is working as a staff member of a church or a parachurch ministry. In other cases teaching the Marriage Plus course may become a central part of their ministry, depending on the approval of their leaders.
MINISTRY OF VALUES
We are a ministry that values the local church and expects our graduate couples to be active servants in their church.
We are a U.S.-based, international ministry, providing training overseas since 1981
We are a faith-based ministry that requires staff couples to raise support for their salary and ministry expenses.
COUPLES TO COUPLES
We are a ministry of couples to couples, which means that both husband and wife serve together as staff.