“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE” 1Cor13:13
The Couple Ministry started in 2007. The founders, Bruce and Nicolene Fielies, were married for 7 years and felt this calling upon our lives. Since the birth of the ministry God has really graced us with wisdom and insight into taking the ministry from strength to strength. We believe that the effectiveness of this ministry will be in the collaboration and partnership of local churches, through establishing and equipping them to reach out to all couples within these local denominations. We believe that if we can get healthy relationships and marriages then we will be able to get healthy homes which will result in healthy churches and communities.
Ultimately we will be able to live out our role in the Great Commission to reach the lost.
During the past few years we have hosted various events
The first Lovers Banquet in February of 2007 started in the comfort of our own home, where we invited 15 couples to attend. The theme of the Lovers Banquet was “Rekindle the Romance” as we identified a need for couples to be reminded of the fact why they got together in the first place and to just breathe a breath of fresh air into their relationships.
The evening was filled with excitement as couples were challenged to engage in activities that required them to step out of their comfort zone and do things that they might not have done in a long time and needed to be reminded of it. We have since hosted another two Lovers Banquets and every time it has grown into something bigger than we could have imagined. Various speakers were invited and focused on topics such as Love, Romance and finances, and shared their experiences with married couples.
Some of the activities the Couples Ministry has engaged with are
COUPLES RETREATS FELLOWSHIP EVENINGS
Nowadays everybody is so busy with their daily lives and sometimes couples just seem to grow apart from each other, but this ministry creates an atmosphere where couples can rekindle their romance, spend time with each other, learn from other couples and also just be reminded that God brought you together for a purpose and a time such as this…
After reading this, make time to look your spouse in the eye and tell him/her just these simple, yet powerful words…”I Love You”
It costs absolutely nothing, but can make a huge difference!
Upcoming Events for 2012
Monthly Couples Fellowship Meetings
Lovers Banquet 2012
Marriages Enrichment Seminar 2012
Should you want to join in at one of our activities please forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and we will be sure to respond.
Written with Love by Bruce & Nicky Fielies