Trinity Marriage seeks to celebrate God’s gift of marriage by providing encouragement and support for all marriages and ministering healing to hurting marriages. Webster's Dictionary defines "Adventure" as "an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity." Marriage is an adventure and we want to help couples on this God-ordained journey!
In light of the Marriage Ministry, we believe God’s Word is the final authority and the guidebook for marriage, and he has the power to transform every marriage. We believe that marriage is an investment designed by God to provide great blessing. We know that all marriages can benefit from counseling, tune-ups, and biblical education and that all marriages need the support of community, accountability, and prayer. Trinity's new Marriage Ministry aims to foster growth in all these ways.
Trail Guides (Marriage Mentoring)
Would you like help and encouragement as you navigate the adventure of marriage? Trinity Marriage has trained several couples for this mentoring ministry. One of those couples can come alongside you and your spouse for six months of mentoring. To request a Trail Guide couple, please fill out this profile.
Registration is currently open for our first two Quests.
Quest:Shenandoah is a backpacking retreat led by Grant and Brittany Gubser. This will be September 22-24. See the registration page for more details and to register. Space is extremely limited so sign up today! Register here
Quest:Waterside is a city adventure with a local flair. Meet other Trinity couples, listen to great teaching, and spend some time away from it all without traveling very far! This retreat is January 12-13 at the Norfolk Sheraton on the Waterside. Register here
Save the Date on September 9 for our next Date Night Event!
The next Marriage Oneness Course will begin this fall at the Princess Anne Campus.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is leading this ministry?
Trinity Marriage is led by a team of six couples who represent a variety of ages and family situations. The team is led by Pastor Jeff Gangel.
How will this ministry reach couples at Trinity?
We have adopted the approach promoted by Family Life Ministry called “One, Some, Many.” We seek to minister couple to couple, in small groups and classes, and at church-wide events.
What are “Field Training” classes?
We are offering a Family Life course called “Marriage Oneness” as the biblical basis for marriage relationships. Trinity Marriage will continue to seek out and offer other marriage courses that will teach these biblical principles.
What are “Trail Guides”?
We are recruiting and training couples at Trinity to become Marriage Mentor couples who can come alongside other couples in the church for friendship, encouragement and prayer support.
How do we sign up to become Trail Guides or to have a Trail Guide couple walk beside us?
Later this Spring, we will have an application process for all couples who want to participate in this mentoring ministry.
How will this ministry help couples prepare for marriage?
In addition to pre-marriage counseling, we are creating special Community Groups that will put together couples who are preparing for marriage or are newly married.