Family Ministry


The MarriedPeople Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Gray seeks to inspire and equip married people to desire and have great marriages so that the world may see God. 

…because having a great marriage can’t wait.

Our adopted marriage strategy created by MarriedPeople is part of First Baptist's Family Ministry’s overall Orange Strategy with a focus on coming alongside families. Below you will find information about our marriage strategy and components that go along with it. The focus of our strategy is on the Core 4 Habits to a Great Marriage. 

We believe every couple can make marriage incredible by committing to engage in the 4 Core Habits:

Have Serious Fun – Having fun as a couple is not just something extra, it’s essential. In fact, we believe the best way to protect your marriage is to enjoy it.

Respect and Love - Of the few verses God gives to husbands and wives, the directive to respect and love is commanded more than any other. And when we understand the interplay between respect and love, the truth really can set us free.

Love God First - When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment, His answer was to love God with all you are, then to love others with all you are. Loving God in your individual life greatly impacts your married life.

Practice Your Promise - We made a big promise when we said, "I do." Our spouses trusted that we would do what we promised to do to love each other and to stay together no matter what. Knowing that commitment is still there is vital to every marriage.

How Do We Help Couples With These 4 Core Habits?

Inspiring Married Couples in Large Group Gatherings. These are called MarriedPeople Night Out or Live.  These nights are made to help you connect with each other, & other couples. Come play games, laugh, and be  inspired through teaching you won’t find on a typical Sunday morning.

Empowering Small Groups. We have a host of Sunday School groups that are ready for you to connect with and 4 times during the year we will all take a break from whatever we are studying to focus on one of the habits. 

Equipping Individual Couples. This happens in two ways - Monthly E-Zine and Date Nights. 

MarriedPeople Monthly

We will send you a monthly E-Zine (yes - just once a month) on the first Monday of the month that is a mush-free email full of ideas and insights that sparks great conversations and helps you laugh so that you will be encouraged, we promise. 

Click here to sign up for the MarriedPeople Monthly

Date Nights

MarriedPeople Date Night

Saturday, March 17th from 5:30-8:00pm

Marriage has enough questions. Get clear—because clarity leads to connection. And to help you connect, we’re going to make Date Nights super easy. 

Yes, date nights are easier than you think. And now we have made it really easy. We have a date for you. All you need to do is come to the church, drop off your kids for child-care (dinner included) and pick up a Date Night bag. 

In the bag you will find step-by-step instructions, fun questions and other fun surprises like restaurant coupons. 

It's not therapy and guys, it's mush free. It's simply designed for you to laugh, learn and affirm each. You are going to love it. 

You may be wondering who is this for? Is it for newly marrieds, couples with kids, couples without kids, couples in crisis? Nope, it's for every married couple, because every couple needs to have some serious fun. Every married couple needs to go on fun dates. 

Click here to sign up and then we will see you on March 17th at 5:30pm to pick up your date and if you have them, drop off your kids. 

Pretty good trade, don't you think? 

Check out one of these past dates      

Sunday, November 30, 2016 - Time for Your US - click here for the Have Serious Fun Date

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Grow US - click here for the Practice Your Promise Date

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Believe in US - click here for the Love God First Date