Marriage & Parenting

Lifegate values God’s wonderful plan of family. Your family is with you through the joys and sorrows in life. When done well, it magnifies the joys, brings comfort in the sorrows, and glorifies God through them both. We offer various ministry opportunities to see you maximize your relationship potential for you (marriage) and future generations (parenting).


february 18-19, 2022 | Friday & Saturday
6:30 – 9:00 pm | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us February 18th & 19th at Lifegate West Dodge for Lifegate’s marriage conference, Devoted.
Our goal at Lifegate is to have abundant marriages that last a lifetime. No matter where you are in your marriage, Devoted is designed to help our married couples flourish by submitting their marriages to Jesus’ authority. Come join us as we seek to unite together under God’s vision for marriage!
We will have several breakout sessions both days that cover topics like communication, finances, marriage after Covid, selfless sex, fighting fair, building and keeping romance, blended marriages and more!
Children’s ministry is provided with prior registration.

devoted registration

2 to 1 Marriage Preparation Weekend

TWO Times A YEAR | Friday & Saturday | 6:30 – 9:00 pm / 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

We believe one of the best times to invest in your marriage is before you say “I do.” If you are engaged or currently dating and thinking about marriage, we invite you to attend 2 to 1. You’ll learn foundational truths for building a healthy marriage. 2 to 1 is a required step for couples desiring to be married at Lifegate Church and/or by a Lifegate leader. This marriage preparation weekend is offered two times a year. The cost is $60/couple. For more information, email

2 to 1 registration (APRIL 8-9, 2022)

2 to 1 registration (AUGUST 12-13, 2022)


If you would like to schedule your wedding at a Lifegate campus or need help finding someone to officiate your wedding, email We will help you to get you started on planning your big day!

There are a few requirements if you desire to get married at one of our Lifegate campuses and/or by a Lifegate Leader:
– You must attend one of our campuses on a regular basis and call Lifegate your church home.
– Your officiating pastor must be from the Lifegate Church staff.
– You must attend one of our 2 to 1 Marriage Preparation Weekends, offered twice a year, before your wedding date.

We will do our best to help accommodate your preferences as you plan your wedding, however we do have some limitations on campus availability. We do NOT schedule weekend weddings at our West Dodge campus due to our Saturday evening service. Any Saturday weddings at other Lifegate campuses cannot begin later than 5:00pm. We also do not schedule weddings on holiday weekends or during the month of December. We do not provide space for wedding rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions at any of the Lifegate campuses.

Marriage Mentoring

While some couples face great struggles that require the expertise of a trained counselor, most married couples will benefit from meeting with a marriage mentor couple to help improve an already “good” marriage. Marriage mentoring focuses on helping a couple to identify areas that need improvement and provides an example of a godly marriage with the opportunity to spend time with one of our trained mentor couples. We will match you and your spouse with a Lifegate mentor couple who has the experience and training to walk with you through the process of change and growth in order to have the marriage God intended for you.

For more information, email

REQUEST to Be Mentored

Apply to Be a Mentor

Marriage & Parenting YouTube Channel

Pastor of Marriage & Parenting John Hunsberger answers and gives valuable insight into questions that were submitted at this past Spring’s Parenting Conference! Check out the Lifegate Marriage & Parenting YouTube Channel by clicking the link below!

Marriage & Parenting YouTube

Divorce Care 2022

february 28 – May 16, 2022 | monday evenings | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

This 12 week group is designed for those who have experienced the pain of divorce. In a small group setting, you will be able to process through the pain and effects of divorce while experiencing the Lord’s comfort, care and healing. This group meets on Monday evenings, starting February 28th through May 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm.
The cost is $20/person. For more information, email

divorce care registration

Parenting Encouragement During a Crisis

Of the many areas in our lives that can be strained during this pandemic season, the at-home relationships among spouses, parents and children may be at the top of the list. Click the link below for some words of encouragement from Lifegate’s Marriage & Parenting Pastor, John Hunsberger. We hope these posts can guide and encourage you during this time of crisis! New posts will be available weekly, and can also be found on the Lifegate App.

Lifegate Parenting Blog

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