Last year's Date Night Challenge was an unprecedented success, reaching couples from over 900 churches in all 50 states and around the world. And now it's back with brand new content featuring 14-time Dove Award nominee Mark Schultz and fun marriage tips from Pastor Ted Cunningham, all in a convenient DVD package -- giving you the flexibility to host your marriage event for Valentine's Day or whenever works best for you.
This fun, easy-to-host event gives you the opportunity to provide couples with a special evening out . . . and a powerful challenge to discover how regular dating can strengthen their marriage and ignite romance. With the new DVD format, you can host this event at a time that meets the needs of your individual church, making strengthening marriages easier than ever before.
Let's face it, everyone loves a good time. The Date Night Challenge is a fun way to strengthen marriages and families in your congregation and an inexpensive opportunity to reach out to your community.
Use the event to jump start your marriage strengthening activities for 2014, and then drive couples to other enrichment activities in your church!
Get involved by hosting the Date Night Challenge event at your church. If you are a pastor or lay leader that is organizing this event, register your church. If you aren't a pastor or leader, send this page to your pastor(s) and encourage them to participate. If you're willing, tell them that you will even help champion the event!
This event is for all couples in your church and community. They don't have to be married, just interested in growing and deepening in their relationship!
The two most important things you can do to make this successful are:
It really is that simple. We're taking care of the entertainment, and you just take care of your couples. If you want, you can provide dinner, or take care of their kids so the couples can do dinner before or after they come to the event. You know your couples and community, and we want you to be able to have the flexibility and freedom to make this a success. With the marketing materials, you will also have different ways of promoting the event, both in your church and throughout your community.
Focus on the Family invites your church be part of a nationwide Date Night movement to encourage couples -- young and old, singles and married couples, parents and grandparents, Christian or not -- to put their relationship on the top of their priority list again. The worldwide goal is 5 million dates during the month of February. Instead of celebrating for one evening (Valentine's Day), we want to encourage couples to use the entire month of February to rejuvenate their marriage.
How to host the Date Night Challenge in your church or home.
Schedule your event on a date that works for you --
List your event on the National Marriage Week USA Event Calendar.
Download modifiable promotional materials and invite couples to your church or home for the Date Night Challenge.