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{ NEC Couples & Marriage Ministry }

Strengthing Couples

What is NEC Couples/Marriage Ministries?
Part of Family Ministries @ NEC, NEC Couples seeks to:

  • Create space and opportunities for imperfect couples (let's face it, we all are!) who want the very best for their relationship and marriage and our willing to both give and receive support and encouragement.
  • To form a community of couples who seek God’s plan for marriage as a committed relationship based on trust and friendship that is guided by Him. We will be intentional in our efforts to seek His will in the ways we communicate with our spouse so that ourwords and actions are gentle, respectful, and affirming.

Find Support & Resources

Join our NEC Couples/Marriage Ministry Facebook Page 
Our hope is that through this page, couples can discover ways to connect in a real way, in the ways God intended for them to connect by: 
  1. Providing inspiration, insight, ideas and support via articles, podcasts, live chats
  2. Getting inspiration from each other for day to day stuff as well as ideas for possible future events, small groups/large events
  3. Serving as both a virtual and real-life community of support to NEC couples and beyond.

Current admin include: Heather Kempskie, Director of Family Ministries and Scott and Robin Cowper- NEC marriage champions. Join now.

Prepare & Enrich: Pre-Marriage & Marriage Tune-Up
NEC couple Scott and Robin Cowper walk alongside couples using the nationally and internationally acclaimed Prepare & Enrich curriculum. Private 6 one-hour sessions. $35 including an online marriage assessment tool. For more information, we invite you to email Robin Cowper.

Couples Connect House Parties 
The Cowpers have already hosted two house parties at their Franklin home and another one is coming soon (May 25!)

Spend a casual evening getting to know other couples from New England Chapel while dining on some good food. Couples are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. Beverages are provided.

The night includes a short 'Marriage/Couple Growth Moment' that just may inspire you, encourage you or at the very least make you smile. 

If you're asking yourself, why would we go? If food and beverage at a beautiful home that you don't have to clean after is just not enough, read & consider this.

Get on the invite list

Upcoming Events 

Spring Cleaning & Couplehood: A fun, insightful workshop for couples

5 Mondays beginning April 16
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Spring is in the air: a time of renewal and blossoming! Take that feeling into your relationship and join Scott & Robin Cowper and other couples for a workshop that will explore easy, practical ways to make your marriage thrive. Dust off the cobwebs and open up the windows* as they use a tried & tested approach to improving communication, aligning financial goals, having fun together, parenting and more. Includes an online assessment test. $35 per couple. 

To join the group, email Robin at

*This is as important (if not more important) than any house cleaning or lawn prep you could do this spring.