Justin is part of the leadership team at PREPARE/ENRICH, a component of the Thrivent Church Solutions portfolio whose mission is to "build strong marriages and healthy relationships" by providing insights and skills to couples and relationship champions around the world. Weaving the strands of theology, ministry and technology, Justin is passionate about helping people steward their greatest asset: relationships. His eclectic background spans youth ministry, church-based leadership training, graduate theological study and 16 years in the semiconductor industry partnering with the likes of Intel and Samsung. Justin is ecstatically married and is blessed with four school-aged children.


Workshop Session 4: Good News! Strong Marriages Help Plants Grow
Church planting is an arduous journey that strains our relationships. For married church planters it can feel like a "either/or" where "more for the plant" means "less for our marriage" and vice versa. This perspective pits one good thing against another and can lead to tension and frustration. But what if a healthy marriage and thriving church plant are reinforcing rather than competing goals? In this practical "rubber hits the road" workshop, seasoned church planting couple Paul and Deb Marzahn will share how they have managed to achieve their missional goals while prioritizing their marriage, and furthermore how the theme of strong, healthy marriages can be a catalyst for successful plants. Co-sponsored by PREPARE/ENRICH, the workshop will also highlight how insights into a marriage's strength and growth areas and a set of core relationship skills can help gird a planting team's marriages and provide a platform for outreach and discipleship.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 321/323/327

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