Marriage and Family expert, and best-selling author, Dr. John Trent, offers Christian Marriage and Family programs for those looking for a biblically-based, practical, comprehensive program of study leading to a Certificate in Marriage and Family Ministry. The family should be a safe place for children to learn and grow in grace and truth. Likewise, marriage should be the most fulfilling human relationship a man and woman will ever experience. Sadly, the opposite is sometimes true.

The Blessing Champion courses prepare those who have a specific calling and are committed to the foundation, healing, and restoration of marriage and family relationships, as well as the broader Body of Christ. The coursework includes training in areas such as marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, marriage and family repair, breaking the cycle of divorce, spiritual formation, and many others. Dr. Trent is inspired to train and equip champions of marriage and family, promoting healing and strength in the character of Christ.

MAFM 101

This is a course designed to present the student with an understanding of what it means to both give and receive a blessing. People of every age long for the gift of “The Blessing” — the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents and significant relationships. This life-changing gift, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well being, contains five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment. A full description of creating a foundation of The Blessing as well as understanding the choice that we daily face to either withhold The Blessing or give The Blessing to those we love will be discussed. The five elements of The Blessing will be fully explained and illustrated. An understanding of some of the barriers that can prevent us from blessing others as well as understanding our own style of self-protection will also be covered.

Module 1 –  The Amazing Choice to Bless
Module 2 – The Five Elements of Blessing: Meaningful Touch & Spoken Message
Module 3 – The Five Elements Continued: Attaching High Value, Picturing a Special Future and Genuine Commitment
Module 4 – Barriers that can Block Us from Blessing Others
Module 5 – Reversing the Curse

MAFM 201

This course explores the core spiritual formation behind The Blessing. Students will gain understanding as this course will highlight specific skills that can be used to bless their own families as well as their unique areas of ministry.