Become a Marriage Coach Couple with MarriageTeam
How many times have you listened to someone in despair over their marriage and wished you could help? Well, you can! Become a marriage coach!
If you are a Christian couple in a biblically defined marriage and meet the following criteria, you can become a coach couple for MarriageTeam:
- Have a healthy (good, but not “perfect”) marriage.
- Want to improve your marriage.
- Want to help others strengthen and save their marriages.
- Have a growing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Can give one night a week for approximately 12 weeks at least once a year.
- Complete 24 hours of coach training and demonstrate reasonable competence as a coach couple.
During the 24 hours of marriage coach training, you both will learn how to coach using a proven curriculum that offers practical skills to marriages at all stages of development. In the training you will practice your coaching skills five times and be given feedback by the couple you are coaching. You will also complete exercises on active listening, using I statements, conquering anger, bitterness and forgiving, resolving conflict, solving problems, appreciating differences, cultivating intimacy, and moving forward.
Completing training does not necessarily mean you will become a coach couple. We find that about 80% of couples who complete the training do go on to coach another couple. Both you and MarriageTeam will gain better insight into whether or not marriage coaching is for you.
Either way, coach training is a Marital Enrichment experience in itself! Here is what one coach wife had to say:
I have enjoyed the training so much! Learning the coaching program was so much better than my expectations. Our marriage is not perfect but we are enriched in a way that has never happened in 26 years. My favorite part was having the opportunity to coach other couples and be coached ourselves. We learned so much by both listening and learning to be heard instead of shutting down and pouting. The tools are worth more than money can buy and I am looking forward to growing more and building a stronger playbook for my team. Wife, Vancouver, 10/2016
Coach training is a $1150 -$2390 value when compared to similar training programs with 24 hours of training. These other trainings use predominately DVD, phone or conference call scenarios.
MarriageTeam offers the semi-annual training in Vancouver, WA for FREE for couples who become MarriageTeam coaches. An opportunity is given for a free-will offering to “pay it forward.” MarriageTeam can also provide training at your location. Call for pricing information.
Coach Training Testimonials
10/2016 Husband, Vancouver:
This ministry brings hope to my heart for my marriage, for other’s marriages and for our ability to influence other marriages for Christ. I liked the focus and structure because it puts the emphasis on allowing the Holy Spirit to do his work rather than us.
3/2016 Vancouver. Wife:
What I loved about the training is that the coaching process starts working immediately, the first session. I love that the process allows for clear and safe communication with the focus on listening to your teammate and understanding. The program doesn’t allow couples to dwell on problems but leads them to explore new options of interacting, which guides them to resolutions, improving the relationship immediately.
3/2016 Vancouver. Husband:
I am leaving this training with a sense of “I can DO THIS! I can coach other couples!” The material makes sense to me. It has a logical and practical system and flow that builds positive communication and personal growth.
Coach Training Pastor: The MarriageTeam ministry is the best tool I’ve seen to release couples in our churches to be trained to help facilitate stronger marriages. I have never experienced such a practical resource to strengthen marriages as the program that MarriageTeam offers.
Schedule Training at Your Location
MarriageTeam will conduct marriage coach training at your location outside of the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area if you have a minimum of 16 couples who are definitely interested in becoming MarriageTeam coaches. Training at your location requires a commitment from the pastoral staff to refer couples to MarriageTeam for placement with the newly trained coach couples. These coach couples will serve their local church and community as referrals and requests for help are received.
Training requires 24 hours of classroom instruction and five practice coaching sessions. Training is typically conducted over two back-to-back weekends or 4 consecutive days. This allows time for assimilation of the skills and some light couple homework. If done over 4 days, it does require completion of some pre-training exercises.
The financial arrangements for training at other locations are arranged on a case-by-case basis with the hosting organization. Please contact us for details.