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.
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
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.
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 and BCC's Wedding Policy, please click here.
A Biblical Perspective on Marriage
Communication & Conflict Resolution
Role Differentiation & Relation to In-Laws
Biblical Sexuality & The Sex Talk
Dates for 2023 Run:
11 Feb Sat 3.00-6.00pm
18 Feb Sat 3.00-6.00pm
11 Mar Sat 3.00-6.00pm
18 Mar Sat 3.00-6.00pm
25 Mar Sat 3.00-6.00pm
Course will be conducted onsite at Bartley Christian Church
$150 per couple (members)
$200 per couple (non-members)
Limited to 10 Couples
WEDDING VENUE ENQUIRIES
Please email email@example.com for availability; terms and conditions to use Bartley church as a venue for your wedding.
Bartley Members: Please read Bartley's Wedding Policy before submitting the Wedding Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission should reach us at least 6 months prior to your wedding date.
Non-Members: Please submit the Wedding Application Form to email@example.com at least 3 months in advance and not earlier than 6 months for booking Bartley Christian Church as your wedding venue.
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.
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.
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 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.
1. What to Expect
2. Foundations for Parenting
3. God & Your Child
4. Parenting Together
Conducted via zoom
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.
Date: 27 August 2023
Child Dedication Service
Date: 8 October 2023,
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.
Looking for courses, family events & information on being a God-centred family? Click here.
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 Road to Recovery, Anger, Grief and Depression, Single Living, Financial & Legal issues 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 non-believers are 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 hope and 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
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Provides transferrable, biblically-based help at every stage of your marriage and family life.
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