Dear Blessed Family Members,
Are you inspired by the idea of helping people create a foundation for happy marriages and families? As a Matching Supporter, you will receive training and have access to tools and resources that will empower you to help others find partners to create happy marriages and families with. Matching Supporters are instrumental in supporting individuals in the Matching process, on the path to receiving the Marriage Blessing.
We are in need of Matching Supporters of all ages and cultural backgrounds. However, Younger Matching Supporters are especially in high demand. If you are a young Blessed individual with a passion for supporting individuals and families in the Matching process, please consider attending the training and becoming a Matching Supporter. Your efforts can make a big impact!
A training and certification seminar for prospective Matching Supporters will be held in Dallas, Texas, July 12-14, together with the Parents Matching Convocation (PMC). The MS Training will be held Friday, July 12 from 1:00 PM to Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 PM. The training seminar is free for qualified participants. All meals and program fees for the seminar and convocation will be subsidized by the National BFM. Travel costs are the responsibility of each participant.
To participate in this training, you must pre-register on the BFM website by July 1. You will be prompted to fill out some basic information and a questionnaire and upload a recommendation form from your local pastor. Although it is highly recommended to participate in the training in-person if possible, an online training is available for those who need it.
The ideal Matching Supporter should feel called to this ministry, be trustworthy, an active listener, strong communicator, non-judgmental and happily Blessed in marriage. She or He should also have a few hours per week of availability to devote to this ministry on an ongoing basis. Supporters will be trained to help candidates and parents develop a clear plan for the Matching process, provide assistance in finding potential candidates, and offer support at various stages of the process as needed. For more information about the role of a Matching Supporter see this document.
We look forward to working with those who are called to support candidates and their parents in the matching and Blessing process. Thank you in advance for your investment and support. May God be with you and your family!
Rev. Demian Dunkley
Director, Blessing and Family Ministry