With divorce in their backgrounds, prior to becoming Christians, they can relate to most couples whose marriages are in crisis. They have served in ministry since 1990 and in 1997 they published a 12-week workbook and support partner handbook titled “Reconciling God’s Way”. By 1999, their Reconciling God’s Way resources were being used throughout the U.S., as well as other countries and they became non-profit.
In 2006, they partnered with The National Institute of Marriage, in Branson, Missouri, and changed the name of the workbook to “Marriage 911: A First Response”.
In 2007, their book, Yes, Your Marriage Can Be Saved, was published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale House. They are endorsed by authors and marriage experts:
Bill & Pam Farrel, Norm Wright, Mike & Harriet McManus, Dave & Claudia Arp, and Eric & Jennifer Garcia.
MISSION STATEMENT, STATEMENT OF FAITH
Marriage 911: A First Response Ministry is under the umbrella of the International Center for Reconciling God’s Way, Inc., (ICRGW)
Mission of ICRGW, INC.
To provide help, hope and harmony for couples in crisis, even with an
Vision of ICRGW, INC.
To equip a growing number of churches and lay leaders to become a beacon of hope and for them to become effective, efficient, and timely “First Responders” who employ godly principles that will set the stage for forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration.
Values of ICRGW, INC.
1. Focused Lives
We desire to see individuals building a stronger relationship with God. The most important focus is on the Lord. We are not their Savior, and their true Savior is Jesus Christ. We will encourage those in crisis to seek Christ first, in order to find their comfort and peace in Him, and allow Him to carry their burdens while going forward.
We believe that forgiveness is the first step in reconciliation. As Ambassadors for Christ in saving marriages and reconciling families, we will help foster an atmosphere of forgiveness through Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:18
Hurting people need to experience love, God’s way. We believe that the First Responder has the opportunity to show a person whose marriage is in crisis God’s love, by meeting their felt needs through compassionate responses, with reconciliation tools that are based on God’s Word.
All the resources, tools, and support that we offer are for the purpose of providing hope to hurting couples, or an abandoned spouse. Because this hope is based on the truth found in God’s Word, individuals will find true peace and joy and be able to move forward—even if their marriage ends.
We are committed to helping pastors and lay leaders to succeed in this ministry. Ephesians 4:11-13
ICRGW, INC. STATEMENT OF FAITH
Every person who teaches or serves on the board of the International Center for Reconciling God’s Way, Inc. subscribes to the following statement of faith. All resources created for teaching and equipping churches are based on the beliefs of the following statement of faith, and not on any particular denomination.
1. We believe that the Bible in its entirety in the original writings is the inspired, inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the Virgin Birth.
3. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ provides the only grounds for salvation.
4. We believe in spiritual unity of the Church, which is the body of Christ, and we believe that Christ has called us to the ministry of reconciliation first to Christ, then to one another.
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…”
2 Corinthians 5: 18 (NIV)