The calling to full-time ministry requires a life of selfless service. The calling to marriage requires the same. When you are called to both ministry and marriage, they can feel like competing priorities.
The Called Together marriage event is for couples who have already experienced some of the unique marital challenges for those involved in full-time ministry. This two-day getaway for ministry couples will speak to the right balance between the demands of ministry and the priority of marriage. Authentic and seasoned pastors, speakers, and authors will bring insights and create space for couples to grow together toward greater intimacy resulting in greater joy in their ministry calling. This event is designed for every married couple involved in local church or parachurch ministry who need a reset and refreshment to move forward...called together.
Authentic and seasoned pastors, speakers and authors will bring insights and create space for couples to grow together toward greater intimacy.
Trent and Andrea Griffith
Trent Griffith is the Vice President of Content Development for FamilyLife. Prior to his ministry with FamlyLife, Trent was the founding senior Pastor of Gospel City Church in Granger, Indiana where he served for 13 years. Trent also serves on the Board of Director for the Great Commission Collective, dedicated to planting churches and strengthening local church leaders.
Andrea Grifftih is speaker, writer and prayer coordinator with FamilyLife. Andrea has ministered alongside her husband, Trent as a church planting pastor’s wife and also ministered to women in hundreds of local churches and spoken at national conferences where she shares her unique story of God’s amazing grace at work in her life.
Bob Lepine is best known to radio and podcast listeners as the long-time co-host of FamilyLife Today® and as the on-air announcer for Truth for Life with Alistair Begg.
Bob is the teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church in Little Rock, Arkansas which he helped plant in 2008. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Great Commission Collective. He is the author of Building A Stronger Marriage (2022), The Four Emotions of Christmas (2022) Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage That Honors God (2020) and The Christian Husband (1999). Bob and his wife, Mary Ann have five children and ten grandchildren.
Great Commission Collective
Dave Harvey is the president of Great Commission Collective, a church planting ministry in the US, Canada and abroad. Dave pastored for 33 years, founded AmICalled.com, writes now at RevDaveHarvey.com and travels widely across networks and denominations as a popular conference speaker.
Dave is the author of When Sinners Say “I Do," Am I Called, Rescuing Ambition, and co-authored Letting Go: Rugged Love for Wayward Souls. Dave’s recent release is titled I Still Do! Growing Closer and Stronger Through Life’s Defining Moments. Dave and his wife, Kimm, have four kids and four grandchildren and live in southwest Florida.
Ministry can be a demanding and stressful calling, which can often put a strain on marriages. This getaway is designed to help ministry couples find the right balance between their commitments to ministry and their relationship with each other. Couples will have the opportunity to learn from experienced ministry leaders, participate in workshops and breakout sessions, and enjoy quality time together.
Monday, October 17:
1:15pm-2:00pm Session One: The Messiness of the Ministry Marriage - Trent and Andrea Griffith
2:00pm-2:15pm Project One
2:30pm-3:20pm Session Two: Our Brokenness Is Broader Than Sin - Dave Harvey
3:20pm-3:45pm Ministry Time
4:10pm-5:00pm Session Three: The Ministry of Intimacy - Bob Lepine
5:00pm Date Night & Project
Tuesday, October 18:
9:00am-10:00am Session Four: Men: Ministry vs. Marriage: Which One Wins? - Trent Griffith
Women: Loving Your Pastor - Andrea Griffith 10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30-11:00am Panel Discussion: Ministry Marriage Questions I Have Never Felt Safe Enough to Ask...
11:00am-11:45am Session Five: Marriage As Mission - Bob Lepine
**Sessions are subject to change. Please check back for updates.