FamilY
Life

God loves families and He wants families to be fruitful and to flourish in Him. With this in mind, Bartley’s Family Life Ministry seeks to equip, empower and encourage you to find joy, transformation and healing in your family. We believe that strong and loving God-centred families will result in communities and societies that will flourish and bring transformation.

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I'm dating

In a serious dating relationship? We encourage you to join the Couple Mentoring Programme where a more experienced couple mentor will journey with you and encourage you 

COUPLE MENTORING

As part of laying strong foundations for your relationship, we will match you with a married couple mentor to journey with the both of you. These couple mentors are spiritually mature couples from Bartley and they are certified Prepare Enrich Facilitators and trained by Bridging Hearts and the Marriage Mentoring Academy.

Couples Mentoring FAQs

1. How long is the mentoring relationship?


A commitment of at least 6 months to a year. You are encouraged to meet for a year and thereafter to review your mentoring relationship




2. How often do we have to meet?


The frequency of meetings can be worked out between you and your mentor as your schedule permits. We do encourage you to meet your couple mentor at least once a month.




3. What do we do in a mentoring session?


You will first complete your Prepare Enrich Assessment before meeting your mentor. Thereafter, your mentor will walk you through your Prepare Enrich report in each session and you will have an accompanying Prepare Enrich workbook.

Topics that will be covered in your Prepare Enrich sessions can include communication, personal stress profile, conflict resolution, financial management, spiritual beliefs, marriage expectations, couple & family maps, personality profile etc.




4. What is expected of me as a mentee?


• Be committed to the relationship and make time for meet-up. • Be open to share and allow your mentor into your lives. • Be open to receive from your mentor and apply what you have learned.




5. Will what I shared be kept confidential?


Yes, we believe it is important to keep the sharing confidential. This is done out of love and respect, and to build a safe relationship. The exceptions are when there are matters pertaining to physically harming yourself or harming others, or where crime is involved. When there is a need for others to come in so as to better help you, your mentor will check in with you.




6. Is the couple mentoring open to couples from other churches or non-Christians?


The marriage mentoring program is only open to members of Bartley and who are Christians.





 
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I'm getting
married

By God’s design, marriage is a sacred union of lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. We want to prepare you well to flourish in your marriage and glorify God through the marriage preparation course

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

This 5 session course is designed to help couples prepare well for a lifelong marriage centred in God. 

Besides the lessons, couples will be assigned marriage mentors who will walk them through the Prepare-Enrich Assessment. Couples will also be attached to Kingdom Jewels (Children Ministry) for 2 Sundays to learn how to interact and handle children.

Couples intending to be married by Bartley Christian Church are required to attend and complete this course 1 to 2 years before their marriage. For an overview of the Wedding Application Process, please click here.

Topics Covered:

  • A Biblical Perspective on Marriage

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

  • Role Differentiation & Relation to In-Laws

  • Financial Management

  • Biblical Sexuality & The Sex Talk

  • Wedding Preparations

Date for 2021 Run:

7 August, 6.30-10.00pm

13 August, 8.00-10.00pm (zoom)

10, 17 September, 8.00-10.00pm (zoom) 

25 September, 6.30-10.00pm

Venue:

Course will be conducted face to face and via ZOOM.

$130 per couple (members)

$160 per couple (non-members)

Limited to 10 Couples

Registration is closed as all vacancies have been filled 

Sign Up

Marriage Preparation Course FAQs

1. What happens if I miss a class?


You will be required to attend a make-up class for the topic you have missed. Please note that you may only miss one class (with valid reasons) in the entire course or you would have to retake the course the following year. We strongly encourage you to plan your schedule well and not miss any classes.




2. How long is my course certificate valid for?


Upon completion, you will receive a course certificate which is valid for 2 years. You may then submit your wedding application. A recourse is required if you did not apply for your wedding within 2 years of completing the course.




3. Can I join the course if I am not a member of Bartley?


Yes you may. Please note that you will be placed on a waiting list upon registration. Two weeks before the course commence, we will inform you if there are available vacancies.





WEDDING APPLICATION

Bartley Members: Please read Bartley's Wedding Policy before submitting the Wedding Application Form to family@bartley.org.sg. Submission should reach us at least 6 months prior to your wedding date. 

Non-Members: Please submit the Wedding Application Form to family@bartley.org.sg at least 3 months in advance and not earlier than 6 months.

 
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THRIVING IN MARRIAGE

God desires every marriage to thrive and grow in Him. Having a more experience couple to journey with you and taking time to refresh your marriage is vital for your marriage to flourish.

MARRIAGE MENTORING

As part of growing your marriage, we will match you with a marriage mentor to journey with the both of you. These marriage mentors are spiritually mature couples from Bartley and they are certified Prepare Enrich Facilitators and trained by Bridging Hearts and the Marriage Mentoring Academy.

Marriage Mentors FAQs

1. How long is the mentoring relationship?


A commitment of at least 6 months to a year. You are encouraged to meet for a year and thereafter to review your mentoring relationship.




2. How often do we have to meet?


The frequency of meetings can be worked out between you and your mentor as your schedule permits. We encourage you to meet your marriage mentor at least once a month.




3. What do we do in a mentoring session?


You will first complete your Prepare Enrich Assessment before meeting your mentor. Thereafter, your mentor will walk you through your Prepare Enrich report in each session and you will have an accompanying Prepare Enrich workbook.

Topics that will be covered in your Prepare Enrich sessions can include communication, personal stress profile, conflict resolution, financial management, sex and affection, relationship roles, spiritual beliefs, couple & family maps, personality profile etc.




4. What is expected of me as a mentee?


  • Be committed to the relationship and make time for meet-up.
  • Be open to share and allow your mentor into your lives.
  • Be open to receive from your mentor and apply what you have learned




5. Will what I shared be kept confidential?


Yes, we believe it is important to keep the sharing confidential. This is done out of love and respect, and to build a safe relationship. The exceptions are when there are matters pertaining to physically harming yourself or harming others, or where crime is involved. When there is a need for others to come in so as to better help you, your mentor will check in with you.




6. Is the marriage mentoring open to couples from other churches or non-Christians?


The marriage mentoring program is only open to members of Bartley and who are Christians.





 
THRIVING AS PARENTS

God has called every parent to be like Christ and to thrive in their respective roles as father or mother. It may be challenging in what your child may face in this world, but in Christ, you can nurture, guide, support and inspire them.

BECOMING PARENTS​

Becoming a father or mother is a high calling from God and it is important to have strong foundations for parenting. This seminar seeks to prepare would-be or new parents in God-centred parenting.

 

Topics Covered:

1. What to Expect

2. Foundations for Parenting

3. God & Your Child

4. Parenting Together

 

Seminar Date

12 June 2021, 9.00am-12.30pm

Conducted via zoom

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CHILD DEDICATION

Child dedication is a ceremony in which Christian parents make a commitment before the Lord to raise their child according to God's Word and God's ways. 

 

It is open to Bartley members & regular worshippers with children from birth to 4 years old. Parents who wish to dedicate their child unto the Lord must attend a compulsory briefing. In addition, the pastors and Kingdom Jewels teachers will visit the family of the child to be dedicated.

 

Compulsory Briefing

Date: 29 August 2021

Time: 11.00am-12.00pm

Via Zoom

 

Child Dedication Service

Date: 10 October,

Time: 2nd Service

Venue: Main Auditorium

 
for the Family
FAMILY LIFE MONTH 

Bartley dedicates each September to family life where there is a sermon series and workshops on families. To stay tune on September’s family life events, subscribe to the Family Life E-Resource.

FAMILY RESOURCES 

Looking for courses, family events & information on being a God-centred family? Click here.

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I need Support

RESTORE & REBUILD (RR)

 

RR is a ministry which supports & cares for those who are in separation or divorce. It uses the DivorceCare material over 13 sessions from April to November on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 2:30pm to 5:30pm with a vacation break in the month of June. Topics in this support group include Facing my anger, Facing my loneliness, What does the Bible says about divorce etc 

If you know of someone who has just been through or who is still in the midst of separation or divorce, do ask them to consider participating in the RR support group. Non-Bartley members and pre-believers are also welcome.

We also run the RR4K for kids 5-12 years old to help them walk through the divorce or separation of their parents. Both adult & kids DivorceCare contents are strategically coordinated to help single parents and their children find biblical, Christ-centered healing. RR and RR4K run concurrently on the same day and time at Bartley Christian Church.

I’M FACING SOME CHALLENGES

 

If things have been challenging in your family, may I encourage you to take the first step to share with someone you trust. You may also drop us a note here and we will have someone to listen and journey with you.

 

If you need counselling, Bartley have a team of lay counsellors who may assist you. To find out more, click here 

 
Contact
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Pastor
Jason Lee

jasonlee@bartley.org.sg