Marriage and Family


Our vision is to disciple couples one at a time, to experience, and then pass on Christ’s transforming power in their marriage and family.

Marriage-&-Family-Logo-TransparentWe know that strong marriages are the foundation of a strong family. Strong families are the foundation of a strong church and community.

First Friends Church is committed to encouraging and equipping couples to build strong marriages through the following ministries:

  • Premarital Classes & Mentoring
  • Connect Groups
  • Marriage Retreat
  • Family Events

For more information and questions about Marriage and Family Ministry email

Get Involved:

Are you looking to connect with other couples or families? Our Connect Groups have multiple groups that meet at different times, different days of the week, and different locations.

Click HERE to see all the Marriage and Family Connect Groups


Before You Say “I Do”

Date: Sunday mornings
Beginning: January 14- February 4
Time: 8-9:00 am
Location: E-108

Cost: $55 (includes: “For Men Only” and “For Women Only” books, and the PREPARE Inventory used during mentoring.)

Description:We want to help you prepare for the most important relationship of your life. We believe that marriage is a “covenant” between husband. wife, and God! This is an unconditional promise to live in a permanent relationship defined by God.

Click HERE to Register


Shawn Yost

Pastor of Men's Ministry and Marriage & Family

Ext. 240

Nancy Petroff

Administrative Assistant for Stan Hinshaw & Administrative Assistant for Shawn Yost

Ext. 224