Covenants, Commitments and Other Truths that Debunk the Modern Marriage Myth | Sundays at 9AM
Resource: The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Come join a group that will show you how marriage is to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious.
Discipleship University | Upcoming Class: August 23 at 6:45pm
Held several times during our Christian Education Season is a special class, held by Minister Harold Webb, designed to train everyday people on how to study the bible and then lead quality bible discussions. This class is the training ground for those currently involved in Small Group Ministry; wanting to find out more about Small Group Ministry or people that just want to grow in discipling their families and loved ones. Since this class is held only several times a year you can be involved in this group as well as other Small Groups here at NCBF.
Keeping the Honey in the Honeymoon | Sundays at 11AM
Resource: You and Me Forever: Marriage in the Light of Eternity by Francis & Lisa Chan
Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then comes eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. Join a class that will dive into the scriptures to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a healthy marriage?” Just as our lives radically changed when we believed; viewing Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage but on eternity.
R.E.A.C.H: Making Disciples in Your Community | Wednesdays at 7PM
Resource: Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when its tough by Rico Tice
Is salvation and spiritual growth a private matter to be pursued with Christ alone? Many believe that spiritual growth is an individual responsibility. This small group offers an in-depth look at how we grow and the significance our connection with others has on our maturity.
Understanding Marriage: Taking your Marriage from ‘Real’ to ‘Ideal’ | Wednesdays at 7PM
Resource: Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. Henry Townsend
Today’s marriages are a sort of a mixed bag and there is a bigger gap between what a person may consider what is Ideal versus what is Real. The choices that we have made in the past do and can affect our marriages today and couples need a divine plan to help our ideal hopes for our marriages to become real. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. This class will help you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage -- and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for. So whether you are a blended family or experienced a divorce we believe in this class that God can take our real marriages and make them ideal.
Winning in Marriage through Love & Respect | Sundays at 11AM
Resource: Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage by Robert Lewis and William Hendricks
Ozzie and Harriet are long gone, and nobody wants to return to the "traditional" roles of the 50s. Yet couples today are discovering that role-less marriages are the marriages that are confusing, unsatisfying, and impractical. Come learn that roles do not limit choices and learn what spouses most need to understand about each other. You will learn in this class how to build a better marriage based not on sexist stereotypes, but on biblical principles based upon a firm foundation of Scripture, forgiveness, and a healthy understanding of who we are in Christ.