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A conversation with church leaders and marriage ministry champions on developing a comprehensive plan for marriage and family care in your community.

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Marriages and families are under enormous pressure by our culture today. To add to this, the current events in our world haven’t helped either. As a leader or person of influence, you are positioned to bring help and hope to those who need it most, and we’re here to resource you on the journey.

The team at FamilyLife NZ have been busy developing a framework for church leaders to apply in the context of their congregation to ensure that relationship breakdown is caught even before it occurs.

Join us for a discussion with like-minded leaders as we look into how we could be thinking more strategically about addressing the issue of relationship breakdown that plagues our nation. Our in-person events include a complimentary morning tea and great networking opportunities with like-minded leaders.

What we'll be discussing


Discuss the framework with 9 key relationship strategies every church leader needs to have in place to make sure relationships don’t fall through the cracks.


Learn how developing a Marriage Champion and Marriage Mentoring strategy can be key to empowering leaders in your community to help shoulder the load.


Discover some of the resources, tools, and events available for you to incorporate into your own comprehensive strategy for marriage ministry.

The Problem

We all know that healthy families are the bedrock of a healthy society. Unfortunately, building successful relationships is not easy and we are not taught the basic skills of doing this in school. When the foundations of healthy relationships aren’t laid early, people suffer a lot of heartbreak, conflict, and anxiety in their relationships and many even end up separated or divorced.

A Proposed Solution

When people upskill themselves in the area of relationship, they fulfil one of the deepest longings of the human heart – to know and to be known. They can live a confident life and achieve far more than they ever thought possible. With wrap around support and Christ at the centre of our homes, we will see marriages thrive.

Why FamilyLife?

For the past 30 years FamilyLife NZ have been equipping couples through their events, resources, and training material. Over 25,000 New Zealanders have attended a FamilyLife NZ event already, but that’s only a drop in the bucket compared to the 1.7 Million families in our beautiful country. Our events, workshops, and resources equip and inspire couples to build the type of marriage that will last a lifetime.

We hope you'll join us for an upcoming meeting as we take hands to fight relationship breakdown across our beautiful nation of New Zealand. We look forward to working together to see our nation thrive.

Facilitator Bio

Wynand Jacobs is the current New Zealand Director for FamilyLife and hosts the FamilyLife NZ podcast, speaks regularly at marriage conferences and appears on Radio Rhema every week for a hope-filled relationship discussion. 

Wynand integrates his background in teaching and executive coaching to help people create flourishing lives and in particular flourishing relationships. In 2016 he published his first book “Connection – a journey towards intimacy”. This is a devotional course written with the intent to transform the way people think and act in relationships.

Wynand is committed to helping couples, families and communities build and sustain meaningful relationships because when people develop effective relationship skills, all their relationships flourish.

Most importantly, he loves Jesus and has a desire to see a revival and renewal across our nation. To see couples walking with the Lord and building godly homes that impact their corner of the world. Married to Ellré with two beautiful children, he humbly practises what he preaches and hopes to inspire others not only through some of their successes, but also by sharing with authenticity the challenges and mistakes they’ve made along the journey. We are all a work in progress, but with Jesus at the centre a community of connected disciples working together, we can achieve great things for the Kingdom of God.

Upcoming Meetings

8 May 2024

Inspire Church

10:30am - 12:00pm

31 July 2024

Fairfield Baptist

10:30am - 12pm
on sale

14 August 2024

Church Unlimited Café

1pm - 2:30pm
on sale

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