Hillsboro @ Home

Scroll down to find information on some of our current Marriage & Family Ministry initiatives.

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WinShape Retreat: Romantic Adventure | Nov. 10-12 , 2017

Every marriage needs a time when couples can get away for a weekend to refocus, renew, and restore.  For the past 13 years, Hillsboro couples have been attending retreats at beautiful WinShape Retreat in Mt. Berry, GA.  This year, we have selected the Romantic Adventure in November. Take time for just you two with this exciting retreat for couples who want to increase their passion and have a blast doing it! WinShape Retreat is a great way to forget routine for a couple of days and have some fun with your spouse! From special meals in the Great Hall to outdoor activities, the Romantic Adventure offers couples unique ways to enjoy time with each other and God, while enlarging their vision for how thrilling and fulfilling Christian marriage can really be! Registration is available below.

Questions about participating in one of Hillsboro's Retreats @ WinShape?  Click here to email John Conger 

 

 


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Re|Kindle: Renewing and Refocusing Marriage

Marriage typically begins with love.  And then life happens.  The energy and attention that once flowed naturally into the relationship now flows elsewhere. Children and children’s activities, work, civic engagement, home maintenance, even church activity—can sideline us. 

In every relationship, there comes a need to refocus and restore.  Re|Kindle is a program designed to specifically help couples do this.  Using trained leaders, Re|Kindle offers a Biblically-based curriculum that is fun, encouraging, and non-threatening.   Based on the popular “Couple Checkup,” each Re|Kindle session starts with a class, and ends with a discussion group.  It is a 14-week curriculum, and scheduled at times when childcare is available through church classes and nurseries. Whether you marriage is feeling distressed, or you just feel you need time to refocus and renew, you will find Re|Kindle refreshing. 


The Third Option - Building Better Marriages

The Third Option is a program to build better marriages. It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options (painful endurance or divorce) the third option means reconciliation. For ordinary couples, the program teaches them the skills they need to have happier, healthier marriages.
When couples are struggling they often say they have “tried everything” but what they usually mean is they have tried the same two extreme options over and over, never finding what works. (Example: they have stuffed their anger, or they have attacked with it. Neither will give them the marriages they want.) The THIRD OPTION is the middle healthy ground.

The Third Option combines skill-building workshops with sharing from mentor couples and a support group component. The atmosphere is warm and caring.  The program is designed to provide constructive ways to improve marital relationships. Though not a Bible class, it is based on Biblical principles. It uses mentor couples, small group interaction, and fun exercises to teach content.  

The program is based on the assumption that if one person in a relationship changes, it can (and will) change the relationship.  Therefore, if only one person in the couple can attend, it is still beneficial.  Participants are encouraged to enroll in the class, and attend as many classes as possible. However, drop-ins are welcomed. If child care is needed, we do ask that participants register via the Hillsboro website at www.Hillsboro.org/marriage.  There is no charge for the course, as it is operated as a ministry of the Hillsboro Church of Christ Marriage and Family Ministry.


Faithful Parents: waiting. watching. praying

Being a parent brings many challenges: caring for small children, nurturing and equipping them as teenagers, guiding them through college, and supporting and mentoring them as young adults. As our children seek their own course through life, they are often met with trials and challenges, and make choices that can have lasting impact on their Christian walk and consequences in their adult life.Faithful Parents is a group of parents that meets on the third Sunday of every month to seek prayers and support for their children and each other as they navigate the difficult task of remaining faithful and influential in their children’s lives.If you are interested in joining or finding out more about this group, please contact John Conger

 


D6 Families - Reconnecting Parents With Kids

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deut. 6:5-7

D6 stands for Deuteronomy 6:5-7 which commands dads and moms to take everyday opportunities to impress God’s Word upon the hearts of their children. D6 is foundational to raising spiritual champions for Christ. We must be active in passing our faith along to our kids. It’s clear from D6 that, while church is a vital part of this development, it cannot stop there. It must continue in the home.

D6 is part of a much larger world-wide network of resources that exists outside of Hillsboro@home. We connect with the larger network through publications, podcasts, and annual conferences. 

D6 meets as a Life Group, but the larger initiative goes throughout the year.  Contact John Conger for information.

 


Better Together

“Better Together” is a ministry to couples who are seeking ways to grow as a couple, as well as grow together in their ministry to others. Better Together will offer classes, activities, experiences, and resources to help couple realize they are “better together,” and that they can always improve—and life is better together!


Mission

Hillsboro Church of Christ’s marriage and family ministry (Hillsboro @ Home) exists to assist participants in growing homes that honor Christ.   The ministry helps participants grow toward this goal by offering numerous programs, experiences, and resources.  Generally: 

  • Hillsboro @ Home recognizes that the home is a primary source of spiritual growth, and seeks to honor marriage  (Hebrews 13:4) and encourages the same in the body of Hillsboro Church of Christ., as well as the general community. 
  • Hillsboro @ Home defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being between one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:5) 
  • Husbands and wives are encouraged to relate to each other according to Biblical standards. (Ephesians 5:22-28; Colossians 3:18-19; I Peter 3:1-7) ·   
  • Parents are encouraged to teach children in the “training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4), and children are to honor their parents (Matt. 15:4) 

Hillsboro @ Home assists participants in navigating the typical passages of life that often become critical spiritual milestones, including marriages, births, launching children, and adjusting to loss.