13 September 2018 Marriage
At Autumn Ridge Church we believe that marriage is a gift from God, and when at its best, reflects the self-sacrificing love that Christ demonstrated for the church. It is our goal to partner with God’s Holy Spirit to minister to the marriages within our faith community. We like to think of enriching marriages as a function of discipleship. We are all moving along the spiritual journey to be transformed into the image of Christ, and this spiritual transformation will also impact our marriages and families.
We seek the Lord’s leading to accomplish His purpose in our marriages. Our primary method to achieve this purpose is through a comprehensive and integrated approach to the marriages and families of Autumn Ridge Church and our surrounding community.
Marriage and Family Ministry Values
- Christ-centered – Every component of marriages and families hinges on our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
- Comprehensive – We strive to touch all aspects of marriage and family life, just as God engages each of us at every point along our story.
- Integrated – We continually work to coordinate with the existing ministries of ARC, seeking not to duplicate effort, but to magnify effectiveness.
- Inclusive – God desires to restore and redeem marriages and families regardless of church affiliation. We strive to reach the community through this point of need.