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
Marriage Mentor Training & Prepare/Enrich
Dates: October 20-November 10 (4 Sundays)
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229 (room 166)
Cost: $100 per couple.
This cost includes a Mentor Couple Manual from Prepare Enrich and couple exercises and training materials.
Cost for Clergy Certification in Prepare/Enrich:
The clergy or ministry leader can become certified at the same training for a cost of $175 per person or $185 per couple (this cost includes a certification kit required from Prepare/Enrich). For clergy serving minority or the at-risk community in Richmond City, certifcation scholarships may be available.
Scholarships: Some scholarships may be available. Contact Bob for information: 804-288-3431.
*Each church that sends a mentor couple requires at least one clergy or ministry leader that is certified in Prepare/Enrich who will oversee the mentors.
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.