Families Ministry

Welcome to CFN Church Couples Ministry!

Our desire is to help you develop relationships that will last. Relationships are first and foremost, as we build one with the Lord and build and develop relationships with our spouse, family, and those around us.

This ministry will strive to equip you in building those relationships on the Word of God, which includes honesty, integrity, and a servant’s heart.

Come and be a part of strengthening what God has joined together!






Active Parenting workshop

Getting married is the easy part!

When a family is formed, everyone needs to learn new rules: Mom and Dad need to learn how to work together as a team. Children and teens must adapt to changes. Everyone needs to build good relationships with new family members.  Video, discussion, and activities make this a fast-paced workshop.


Thursdays, October 20, 27, November 3,10, 17

6:30 pm, at the Dream Center

 3505 Fawn Valley Drive, Dallas, TX

Cost: $30 per person or $45 for a couple. Participants receive a parent guide, parent workbook and certificate.

Active Parenting workshop will focus on parenting, including Parenting in Stepfamilies by using entertaining video scenes to demonstrate common parenting challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussion and activities.

Instructors: Peter and Betty Burnett, Active Parenting Facilitators

Instructors: Peter and Betty Burnett, Active Parenting Facilitators


Cost: $30 per person / $ 45 per couple


Session I: Stepfamily Living – A Different Parenting Challenge

– Emotional baggage
– Coping with loss
– Realistic expectations
– Styles of parenting
– Relationship-building skills


Session II: Communication and Problem-Solving

– Roles of stepparents
– Effective communication
– A model for handling problems


Session III: Loyalties and Values

– Merging different values and cultures
– Establishing limits (of space, time, authority, money)
– Understanding triangles/loyalty conflicts

Session IV: The Challenge of Discipline

– Effective, nonviolent discipline
– Logical consequences
– Stepfamily considerations
– Kids who live in two households


Session V: From Power Struggles and Anger to Courage and Self-Esteem

– The “FLAC” method of defusing power struggles
– Building courage and self-esteem
– Understanding children’s anger
– Nurturing by encouragement


Session VI: Celebrating Stepfamily Successes

– Making a conscious commitment
– Celebrating your achievements
– Maintaining stepfamily success
– Protecting children from risks


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Leadership Training Workshop for Christian Active Parenting

This Leader Training Workshop teaches you how to lead the Active Parenting program. You’ll learn tips and techniques for leading parenting education courses in general, plus you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the contents and principles of the program. 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 
9am  – 5 pm CFNI Children’s Department
Facilitators: Peter and Betty Burnett

COST: $150 per person