Family Ministry

Steve Potter, Marriage and Family Minister
Phone: 601.914.7138

Ministry to Families

The Marriage and Family Ministry is first of all focused on strengthening and restoring marriages, because strong marriages are the foundation of healthy families, churches and societies.  This ministry is also focused on equipping and encouraging parents to raise their children to become adults who follow Jesus with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength.  It is our desire to provide the resources, encouragement, and more to give everyone the best opportunity to have the family legacy that God intended.  Let us know if we can ever be a support, encouragement or resource for your marriage and family.

Upcoming Event

JH Outback...Building, Strengthing, and Restoring Relationships

JH Outback offers a fun-filled opportunity to get away and focus on what really matters while enjoying outdoor activities, great food, music, and friendship.Your Weekend Adventure is a shared experience – a parent with their son or daughter, or you and your spouse.You will take home a better understanding of life purpose, values, and practical strategies to build, strengthen, and restore the relationships in your life that are most important. This will be a weekend you remember forever.  Whatever Adventure you choose, you will be placed on a team with others in the same stage of life while making friendships that last far beyond the weekend.  [ Learn More About JH Outback ]

JH Outback Weekend Adventure

March 22-24, 2019
Timber Creek Camp, Morton, MS 
Cost: $395.00 (2 people) Choose Your Adventure: Husband - Wife or Parent - Child
For more information or to register, click here
Contact Steve Potter with questions,
Phone: 601-914-7138 

Marriage Mentoring

Here at Christ United, we are fighting to restore families, and the front line of that fight is the marriage.  Please join us in this fight by fighting for your own marriage and investing time, love and wisdom into other marriages.  I am excited to tell you about three of the strategies that we have for restoring marriages.  Please pray about investing in your own marriage and/or leading others through this ministry. The battle for marriage and family is a fight we cannot afford to lose.  Please join us through prayer, joining a group, leading, or all of the above.
For more information, contact Steve Potter, Family and Marriage Minister at 


(For seriously dating and pre-married couples) Merge is led by at least one mentor couple and takes place in an eight-week small group or a weekend retreat.

> Click here to register for Merge



(Married 1-3 years) Foundation is a mentor couple-led small group that will spend time growing and learning about life in Christ and marriage. It will help establish your new marriage in the context of a healthy community and give you the tools to succeed.

> Click here to register for a Foundation Group



(Married for more than 3 years) Re|engage is designed to help your marriage get better. Whether you rate your marriage a 1 or a 9, Re|engage is a 16-18 week program that will help you move it to the next level.

> Click here to register for Re|engage

Re|engage Schedule:
Meets every Tuesday night from 6:15pm-7:45pm
We will not meet on December 25, 2018 or January 1, 2019 as we will be celebrating Christmas and New Year's with our family and friends.  

Marriage Enrichment

A Weekend to Remember...Focus, Connect, & Discover

Jobs, kids, activities, errands and life has a way of overwhelming a marriage. Before you know it, other things are taking priority above the most important thing; your spouse and family. FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember®marriage getaway is your chance to make a change. 

The Weekend to Remember getaway is not a large counseling session, and you will not be asked to participate in small groups. Rather, you will receive marriage-changing principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives that will strengthen your marriage. If you are interested in attending and would like to review what to expect and find a GetAway Date that would work for your schedule click the on the link below.

For more information and personal stories about the weekend event, click here. 
To receive a discount code for this event please contact: Steve Potter

Connection Resources

We are called and made by God to grow and become like Jesus. An essential part of our ministry is helping people grow by connecting to Jesus and committing to His way. We believe this is best done in connecting to a group of other believers who help each other on that journey. The Grow Guide is a resource to help you find those connections.

How To Connect To A Group:
1. View the Grow Guide online by clicking the link and locate the ministry leader related to your age and stage in life.
2. Contact him or her through email or phone.
3. A ministry leader will reach out to you, ask a few questions, and help connect you to a group.

We live our faith each day in the ways we serve others locally or in the world. GIVE means first that we are challenged to offer ourselves in service to God, locally and globally. Second we are challenged to offer our abilities and talents to God to build up the Body of Christ in our congregation and elsewhere. Thirdly, we are challenged to offer our financial resources to God and live generously.

Discipleship Resource