Marriage Ministry

At Newstart, we value marriage as Christ did and want to support all couples by providing resources and encouragement no matter where you are in your relationship. Whether you're dating, a remarriage, a couple seeking enrichment, or a couple currently experiencing difficulties, we want to provide resources you  will find valuable at any stage of your marriage.

Mission Statement:

"To impact the health and vitality of marriages, inside and outside the church, for the sake of the gospel with grace and love."


We were created to help:

  • Engaged couples and newlyweds build a firm foundation on which to grow
  • Couples and families to grow spiritually
  • Good marriages get even stronger
  • Couples in crisis find restoration and healing
Our goal is to provide powerful resources that help strengthen the relationships of those who are dating, engaged, or married.
We offer opportunities to connect with other couples through coaching, workshops, life groups, retreats, and events that will propel you toward a lasting marriage legacy. 

Meet the Team

Chris and Amy Powell

Lead Events  and Planning Couple

Jason and Kristin Engler

Marriage Resources Couple

Johnny and Amy Edler

Ministry Leadership Couple

Mike and Katie Bock

Lead Coaching Couple

How can we help?


Entering into a marital covenant is a major step in your spiritual life and we want to help you be as prepared as you can be! Newstart’s goal is to guide engaged couples and newlyweds towards building a firm foundation on which to grow. Contact our team with questions! 


When our brothers and sisters in Christ are hurting, we’re hurting. Don’t feel like you’re alone when your marriage is struggling. We want to partner with you to help you find the restoration and healing that God desires for you. If your marriage is in crisis, please reach out to our team. 


Newstart’s Marriage Ministry team wants to help you develop useful skills to enrich your marriage, no matter which stage you’re in. Whether you need tools to improve your communication and conflict resolution, you’re interested in attending a couple’s retreat, or you want to take an assessment to learn your marriage’s areas of strength and potential growth, we can help. Contact a member of the marriage team today! 


We understand that remarriages are vastly different than first marriages. That's why Newstart provides support and resources geared toward preventing re-divorce, while supporting and strengthening stepfamilies and blended families. For more information, contact our team. 

Check out our Blog!

Read our marriage ministries blog, by Kristin Engler, to strengthen your marriage and learn together!

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Marriage and Family Resources

Our goal is to provide powerful resources that help strengthen the relationships of those who are dating, engaged, or married. 

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Featured Article of the Month

Stacking your way to a stronger marriage by Prepare and Enrich

Whether you’re into making New Year’s resolutions or not, one thing we can agree on is that creating healthy habits, no matter what time of year, is a worthwhile endeavor. And what’s even better than establishing healthy habits on your own? Committing to them with your spouse. You’re not only able to hold each other accountable, you’re also able to encourage and motivate each other to stick with it. This makes the a perfect combination for long-term success!

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