WHO ARE WE
B&F Ministry is founded by Darrel and Sheree Hope. The Hopes believe that it is vital that education play a supporting role within marriages and relationships today. In addition, the academic component they provide is with a biblical perspective. That is because we serve a relational God. Therefore, if we lack knowledge or understanding concerning the way in which two or more people are connected, we should look to the originator of the connection. The courses and instructors associated with BFM are designed to help others recognize and understand the gift(s) that one gains from being involved in healthy relationship(s).
BFM does not seek to provide lecturing experts. Our organization partners with our clients in creating, repairing, and maintaining healthy relationships. We believe that each party involved in classes and events should actively participate in order to gain an appreciation for the process. We don't just tell you to put in the work. We are also working along side you as well, from start to finish.
WHAT WE DO
We are relationship educators who focus primarily on marriage within the family structure, but we also assist individuals and business groups who are struggling with conflicts within workplace. Many Marriage & Relationship Education programs are successfully engaging its participants in learning how to be more effective partners, parents, or individuals. Studies suggest that the programs’ focus on the improvement of relationships is a very effective strategy. Targeting this issue helps people to become more actively and responsibly engaged within their personal as well as their professional relationships for themselves and with others.
HOW WE DO THIS
We implement this strategy by building a stronger relationship with God through scripture, His words. By applying the Word, we can begin to recognize how we can create bonds of "lack" instead of "abundance" in our emotions, health, and psyche. Clients will begin with re-learning and re-defining the definition of "relationship" from its original Greek meaning. In addition, clients will be able to identify and relate to detailed biblical and practical scenarios that demonstrate the types of relationships that have taken root in their life. All courses will end with helpful strategies to better discern, restore and improve, or even eliminate associations to better life connections.
WHY WE "EDUCATE"
Many people live out their lives never understanding that God has placed many of our needs in others all around them. Even more, some may never grasp that there are forces working to prevent us from receiving this very revelation. When we are not able to tap into one another as we are designed to do, we miss out on specific blessings. No, this is not to say that all blessings are tied into relationships. However, some pretty important ones can be. Understanding this biblical mindset, God will carefully reveal situations and circumstances in our lives just by who we are "connected" to.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
Our courses are designed to help us recognize the benefits of healthy relationships in our various environments. Healthy family, social, and professional relationships add value to life and make accomplishing our goals easier. We can spend so much time trying to advance our own agendas that we can overlook the fact that there are others around us who are willing and able to assist us in our success. This, at times, will lead us to endure unnecessary hardships as we attempt to do things alone when those around us can help us to achieve them faster, and at times, better. When we have healthy relationships, our quality of life improves, and we can reach our goals with less struggles.
WHO CAN WE HELP
Individual, Couples, and Families. According to the Center For Student Wellness (2014), the academic definition of a healthy relationship is a partnership filled with good communication, boundaries, shared responsibility, honesty, accountability, trust, respect, and support. Do you agree with that? Is this an appropriate description of your relationship(s) in your life today? If not, then chances are this is for you.
Business Is A Relationship, Not A Sale. Your customers are not dollar signs. In fact, the potential of making money is great, but it is not what keeps the doors open for many proprietors and corporations. How do mom and pop stores remain open in the face of a struggling economy? Better yet, why do they die out once the owner is no longer able to keep the business running? It is not always the loss of market or the cost of operations as much as it is the community losing the presence of a genuine relationship. Let us help your professional team understand the true meaning of relationship through team building courses.