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 current Connect Groups


Before You Say “I Do”

Description: This is a 4-session class for engaged and seriously dating couples to prepare for marriage at First Friends Church. This class is required for anyone who wants to be married through FFC. Registration below is required.

For more information contact Shawn Yost at

Please carefully read and sign the Purity Pledge at the top of the registration form


Shawn Yost

Pastor of Men's Ministry and Marriage & Family

Ext. 240

Nancy Petroff

Administrative Assistant for Nathanael Fawcett & Administrative Assistant for Shawn Yost

Ext. 224