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 [email protected]

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


Leaders: Jason & Molly Yost
Day: Sunday mornings
Time: 9:00am
Location: L-41
Studying: Various Topics

Leaders: Shawn & Mary Yost
Day: Sunday mornings
Time: 9:00am
Location: E-102
Studying: Topics to strengthen faith, marriage, and family.

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 [email protected]

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


Leaders: Tory & Jen Tucker
Day: Sunday mornings
Time: 9:00am



Shawn Yost

Pastor of Men's Ministry and Marriage & Family

[email protected]

Ext. 240

Nancy Petroff

Administrative Assistant for Nathanael Fawcett & Administrative Assistant for Shawn Yost

[email protected]

Ext. 224