Sermon Side Dish

Sermon Side Dish is coming in August! Mark your calendar and join us Aug 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7 PM in the media center for more relevant teaching on marriage, parenting, and family. Children are welcome to join parents for this video-driven series that extends our Sunday morning teaching. For a complete list of topics please visit blackhawkministries.org/marriage Questions to [email protected]

August 5th - Your marriage in light of eternity

Marriage...It's until death do us part. Then comes eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. Francis and Lisa Chan unpack the eternal component of your marriage. Based on their best selling book, You and Me Forever: Marriage in light of eternity, this conference session will encourage you to seek and pursue Jesus first. Join us for relevant teaching and discussion after. Questions to [email protected]

August 12th - Grace & Peace, God's gift to stepfamilies

God honors, blesses, and ministers to stepfamilies from his abundant grace to comfort and heal broken hearts, granting the peace every believer seeks. Dr. Rubel Shelly, author of Divorce & Remarriage: A Redemptive Theology, brings encouragement to divorced and remarried couples. To the grieving, betrayed, sinful, and perplexed, God speaks comfort, healing, forgiveness, and presence. Join us for this conference session and discussion after. Questions to [email protected]

August 19th - Parenting teens, strong willed kids, and with social media

Max Lucado tackles 5 essential parenting principles. Annie Downs discusses parenting your teen in the midst of social media. From the D6 conference, Brian and Angela Haynes talk about a dark time in their time as parents, what God taught them, and how parents of teenagers can learn from their experience. Join us for these 3 mini conference sessions and discussion after. Questions to [email protected]

August 26th - Compassionate Co-parenting

Gil and Brenda Stuart, experts on blended and stepfamilies, share principles for compassionate co-parenting from their own experience. This conference session is geared toward blended and stepfamilies, single parents, and those who love them. Join us for this encouraging and practical teaching with discussion after. Questions to [email protected]

In a perfect world, boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after.

In a not-so-perfect world, marriage is good; but marriage is hard. Happily ever after takes work. Sometimes marriages need a safe place to grow or to heal.

Marriage Matters is about helping you create the fulfilling marriage you long for. It provides comfortable opportunities to enrich your relationship in whatever stage it is: seriously dating, engaged, newly married, or celebrating milestones.

We welcome marriages in any condition: happily ever after, struggling, broken, or in need of resurrection. Believing that couples respond and grow best in community, we give opportunities for them to affirm and support each other.

Sunday Morning Foundations

Contact: Jared & Lynnea Numbers: 260.494.7387 for more information about the LIFE Group

Don’t “lose heart”! You are not alone. There is hope for your marriage.

Wednesday Nights re|engage

Join us for re|engage every Wednesday from 6:30-8 pm on Blackhawk Ministries’ main campus, rooms 257/259.

re|engage is a marriage enrichment program. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, you are headed for divorce, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. re|engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples toward growth in their relationship with each other.

Our group time is centered on hearing stories from couples who have experienced victory in the midst of hard times as well as teaching on marriage related topics.

Open group is ongoing; drop in and join us at any time. Open group is free and available for engaged couples, newlyweds, and those celebrating milestones.

We also offer a 16-week closed small group opportunity led by experienced facilitator couples; there is a fee for materials. These groups also meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm.

When we jumped into marriage, maybe we all wanted the ideal, ended up getting an ordeal, and because our idea of love is distorted, started looking for a new deal. What we need, however, is not a new deal, but a new vision — a new understanding of what real love is.

THE LOVE DARE

The Love Dare, as featured in the popular new movie Fireproof (from the makers of Facing the Giants), is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. Sign-up for the Love Dare and recieve a new dare in your inbox FREE every morning for the next 40 days!

reconnect. reignite. resurrect. re|engage

For more information, contact [email protected]