Ohio Conference offered Prepare/Enrich training to pastors this fall. Six pastors participated in each training event. The small groups allowed for pastors to observe social distancing. In this photo, Ryan Harker leads discussion during the Oct. 19 training at West Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon. Photo by Tony Doehrmann.

Recognizing that pastors are often called upon to counsel engaged and married couples, this fall Ohio Conference offered pastors training in a program called Prepare/Enrich. The Conference offered two opportunities for pastors to participate in this training, on Sept. 30 at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron and Oct. 19 at West Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon. The training sessions were led by two pastors of Ohio Conference congregations, Bill Seymour, pastor of Orrville Mennonite Church (on Sept. 30) and Ryan Harker, lead pastor of West Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon (on Oct. 19). A total of 12 pastors participated in the training.

This training equips pastors to use the Prepare/Enrich assessment with engaged and married couples. With almost 40 years of research validation, Prepare/Enrich has proven itself to be the most trusted, comprehensive relationship assessment for couples at any stage of life.