Hillsboro @ Home

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

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Marriage is analogized to the relationship between Christ and the Church and should be life-giving and full of grace. At Hillsboro, we want your marriages to be strong and vibrant. Because it's those marriages that will draw your children to solid marriages. It's those marriages that will draw people to Jesus. And we want Jesus to overflow into the world now and for generations to come through your marriage.

In Grace Marriage, couples invest time, resources and creativity into their own marriage. Groups of 10-12 couples meet for 6 hours every 90 days to be engaged by Biblical concepts and look big picture. Then the couples create action steps and implement strategies to protect and promote life in their marriage the following quarter. Groups stay together quarter-after-quarter, year-after-year.

Grace Marraige at Hillsboro will begin in January 2020. Registration is NOW OPEN! Learn more about Grace Marraige at Hillsboro here.

2019 Grace Marriage Dates

  • February 1
  • April 4
  • August 29
  • November 14



WinShape Retreat: Romantic Adventure | Sept. 11-13, 2020

Every marriage needs a time when couples can get away for a weekend to refocus, renew, and restore.  For the past 14 years, Hillsboro couples have been attending retreats at beautiful WinShape Retreat in Mt. Berry, GA.  This year, we have selected the Romantic Adventure in September. 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! Leaders: Shawn and Kristina Stoever.

Registration is available below. First-time attendees are eligible for a 50% discount and should register here. For those who have attended before, register directly with WinShape by calling 877 977-3873, and indicate that you are part of the Hillsboro group. 

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


The Third Option

Many couples reach a point in their marriage where one or both partners feel they only have two options: continue in a dissatisfying relationship or divorce. But there is a third option: learn how to turn the relationship around. The Third Option is a program \designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, the Third Option means reconciliation. For other 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 marriage they want.)

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. 

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.





Most couples start marriage in love, with high expectations, hopes and dreams. But then life happens. It doesn't take long before the day-to-day demands of jobs, children, household management, and social expectations--all potentially good things in themselves--can gradually eat away at the relationship. Without intentionality and consistent efforts, couples can find themselves disillusioned and dissatisfied with their relationship (at worst) or complacient with a "good enough" marriage. Re|Kindle is designed to counteract the forces that drag marital satisfaction downward, and restore the feelings of earlier days. 


Jim Collins opened his book Good to Great with the statement, “Good is the enemy of great.” He explained that when we have good schools, good businesses and good government, we are prone to accept that level of quality as sufficient. The same can be said for marriages. Too often, couples find their once growing marriage has become like an abandoned garden, overtaken by the weeds of life (Mark 4:19) and they settle for a "good enough" marriage. This seminar, based on the research of John and Julie Gottman, explains the differences between relationship "masters" vs. "disasters." It explores the characteristics of healthy relationships and helps couples learn how to nurture their own relationships into ones that are thriving, productive, and satisfying--and lasting. This seminar has been offered internationally with postive reviews. It can be offered in a two-to-three hour format, or as six class sessions.


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!


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.