The Lord in his wisdom often sends out his workers, two-by-two. More often than not, the ‘two’ are husband and wife, together serving the Lord. This can be a huge help in pastoral ministry, taking away some of the loneliness that is inherent to Christian service.
Nevertheless, it can take some time to think how best to support one another in Christian ministry.
Questions such as the following are really important:
What way is it possible for my wife to be involved in congregational life?
How open should our home be, especially if we have young children?
Should my husband set time aside to help me in my opportunities to serve?
Should I have friends in the congregation where my husband is the pastor?
How much time should we try to have to ourselves?
Do I have to be perfect? What kind of qualities should I have and strive for?
It is to help couples get answers to these sorts of questions that this course is offered to those who are serving together, often as husband and wife.
See the FAQs to find out more.
You don’t have to move. You can do the course from where you live for the most part.
Yes, but you do not have to be an expert. You will be asked to sign up on a specific website to access course materials. The website is called Mission Moodle!
There is some reading to do at your own pace. It is not designed to be very high powered, and you will easily understand the material.
This course is low-key, and will cover a range of topics. It will also be delivered by those who are already involved in such ministries, and who are happy to share from their experience.
No. There will be local workshops with others who are also taking the course. These will be led by those who already have experience so that you can learn from their experience.
Not really. However, there are questions that you are to reflect on at each stage in the course.
Not at all. While it may help to give some ideas to those who are already serving as a couple, it is also designed to prepare others for new opportunities to work together.
No. This course is open to couples from all denominations who want to think these issues through on a biblical basis.