Certification to administer the "single most effective tool for helping couples."
PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. When used in conjunction with 4-7 sessions with a trained facilitator, it can help to positively transform relationships. That's why First Things First has been training hundreds of facilitators, pastors and counselors throughout Richmond, and that's why many churches, agencies and professionals are using the inventory to help thousands:
Explore strength and growth areas
Strengthen communication skills
Identify and manage major stressors
Resolve conflict using the 10 Step Model
Develop a more balanced relationship
Explore family of origin issues
Discuss financial planning and budgeting
Establish personal, couple and family goals
Understand and appreciate personality differences
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Couples can learn more about PREPARE/ENRICH at www.prepare-enrich.com. If you would like to take the inventory, check with your church, or call First Things First at 804.288.3431 and let us help you find a facilitator to guide you through the program.
Training and Certification
The PREPARE/ENRICH Certification Workshop is designed to help facilitators learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH, and provide feedback to premarital and married couples using six core principles and more than 20 supplemental exercises. Seven hours of CE credits are available. Forms are available on the first day of training.
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2013 Training Schedule
Thursday June 13, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23226
The cost to attend the program is $175 for regular participants and $10 to bring your spouse.
If you are receiving free training as a member of the PCUSA (you are PCUSA clergy, counselor or ministry leader), you may attend for free, and bring your spouse for free. The training is paid for by a grant from the Presbytery of the James.
If you serve a minority or at-risk church, we offer a $50 partial scholarship.
Additional dates to come: Offered twice annually
Questions or Scholarship Needs?
Partial scholarships for clergy serving minority and at-risk families may be available. Contact Bob Ruthazer at bob@FirstThingsRichmond.org
or call 804.288.3431.