Lead Couple Ministry
Parish Lead Couple Ministry is a mentoring and evangelization ministry offered in many parishes as "step 4" of the marriage preparation process. Lead Couples serve at the pastor's discretion with the support of the Family Life Office. The lead couple training process involves 2 parts a theological formation and practical training in the method and use of the program materials.
The Family Life Office provides initial orientation and training for married couples to acquaint them with one of the two approved programs. The pastor or lead couple coordinator determines the specific training model for their lead couples. The training includes theoretical principles on building successful relationships and practical instructions for using the resource material. Ordinarily, spouses who wish to volunteer for this work attend a Growing in Love marriage enrichment event and complete the One In Christ: Marriage Renewal home/parish study. Then they attend a Lead Couple training workshop (6 hours, usually offered on a Saturday). The cost for this training is $40/couple (includes lunch and one set of Lead Couple materials) billed to the parish.
PROGRAM OPTIONS for use by parish Lead Couples:
Please contact Dino Durando email / (816) 714-2371 to request review materials.