Every year individuals make a list of changes that they want to make in the new year. By February most of the desired changes fade away. Failure to bring about change occurs because there is no significant foundation for the desired changes. Real change comes about when the person has a solid foundation to support the desired changes.
The foundations for change include:
- Motivating godly lifestyle changes. A person’s relationship with God gives them a special identity and a particular purpose for living. Ephesians 4:1
- Specifying what needs to change from the inside out. Ephesians 4:22-24
- Pursuing accountability from supportive relationships. Hebrews 10:24-25
In October of 2016 Grace Point started a Marriage, Family, and Relationships ministry. The purpose of this ministry is to bring about the desired changes that will strengthen marriages, families, and relationships overall, using the foundations listed above.
Starting Sunday, January 15, we will address the topic of “Safe Haven Marriage.” Together we will explore the foundational concepts of having a safe haven marriage. These classes will take place at 9am in room A-1 on January 15, 22, 29, February 12 and 26.
In March, we will explore the topic “Entering the World of Adolescence.”
In April and May, we will explore the topic of Personalities and Relationships. The Myers Briggs Personality profile will be available for individuals to complete prior to the first class in April.
As we enter 2017 may we work together to bring about godly changes in our marriages, families, and relationships.