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Marriage Ministry
Ministry Mission Statement

The Marriage Ministry strives to help couples grow closer to Christ and closer to each other.


Dating? Engaged? Newlywed, not so newlywed? Chapelwood’s marriage ministry consists of a core group of fifteen couples committed to encouraging and equipping couples in all stages of marriage to have healthy, strong marriages. Many of us have experienced divorce. Some have children, some do not. Some represent blended families. Some of us are young, some of us are not so young. We’ve had challenges with children, in-laws, health, finances, and each other! In short, we represent the many ages and stages of marriage.

Marriage Mentors: 
Couples who want to provide hope and encouragement for couples of all ages and marital duration by providing accessible, simple communication tools to assist in confronting any issues in marriage. We endeavor to model transparent, flawed relationships by sharing our stories and how God has helped us utilize a variety of tools for a variety of problems resulting in healing, restoration and stronger relationships. We have trained marriage mentor couples whose lives have been transformed by the encouragement and wisdom gained in working on our marriages, and we want to come alongside other couples to provide support and encouragement, and to share the hope!

The mentor / mentee relationship typically lasts four to six months. Time, location and frequency of meetings is determined by the mentor / mentee couples.

Premarital Seminar: Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in Williams101-102. The premarital seminar is offered to couples preparing to marry and is strongly encouraged by our pastors.

Couples that complete all eight hours of the seminar will receive a Twogether Texas Certificate entitling them to a discount on a Texas Marriage License.

Birkman Discovery Workshop for Couples: Sundays, October 18 - November 22 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM in Williams 101-102 

How well do you REALLY know your mate? Whether you´re engaged, married 50 years or something in between, there are still a lot of ways that your mate may confuse you. Based on the Birkman Method, one of the most widely accepted human behavioral instruments in the corporate world, this workshop will be fun, interactive and enlightening for couples of all ages. Facilitator Bob Bolling is a certified Birkman Consultant and long-time Chapelwood small group leader. For more information, contact Bob Bolling,

Prepare-Enrich: is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas in the following categories: communication, conflict resolution, style and habits, financial management, leisure, sexual expectations, family and friends, roles and spiritual beliefs, plus some customized questions specific to premarital, remarried, newly and not-so-newlywed couples. The assessment results, when used in conjunction with three to six sessions with a trained facilitator, can help to positively transform relationships.

For more information about the marriage ministry, please contact Donna Lowe, Director of Marriage Ministry,, or (713) 827-3915.

Current Events
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, book study 5/31/15  
Premarital Seminar 8/29/15  
Birkman Discovery Workshop for Couples 10/18/15  

Weekly Events
  11:00 a.m. Grace & Faith Class
  7:00 a.m. Men's Thursday Morning Bible Study with Dr. Allen Quine

Staff List

Donna Lowe
Associate Director - Connecting and Marriage Ministries
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(713) 827-3915
Alba Aguilar
Ministry Assistant - Kitchen, Connecting, Men's, Marriage, Young Adults
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(713) 365-2817