Pastor Paul Marzahn and Pastor Deb Marzahn have been married 30 years while ministering side-by-side in various church settings. In 1995, Paul and Deb started CROSSROADS CHURCH with five people in their living room, and the church has grown to over 500. CROSSROADS now has four campuses and a variety of social service ministries. Paul has wed over 2,500 couples and both have spent over 10,000 hours in couple counseling. Paul and Deb have three grown children and one three year old grandson. When not in church you will find them working out together, camping, mountain climbing or motorcycling.


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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