“God called our church years ago to be a resource to churches, pastors and missionaries. The NAME Center has allowed us to help in unprecedented ways of touching the marriages in their churches. Through the NAME ministry we have been able to strengthen and empower couples in our church, in other churches and in the market place. Through NAME we now have 20 plus couples speaking life into many marriages. God has built bridges to other churches and their pastors as we have sent healed, equipped families back to them.”
– Pastor Ted Bischel, Associate Pastor – Marriage and Family Counseling
Proverbs 3:5-6
As a church, we are so excited to provide resources for our married (or planning to be married!) couples.
Here’s a quick overview of what we have to offer:

Couples Classes

These classes meet every Sunday from 10:30 – 11:30 AM in CR5, and are focused on equipping couples to fulfill the vision the Lord has for their lives. You will walk away each week with tools to grow in your marriage and be challenged to grow closer to the Lord and to one another. This is a required class for all those involved in any of the SGT Marriage Ministries. 

Pre-Marital Counseling / Getting Married at SGT

When two become one, it should be for a lifetime! Before you take this important step, make sure you know what you’re doing. Our
Bible-based, pre-marital classes run for eight weeks and can make all the difference in the years to come. The classes are a combination of video, discussion, and lecture. Each couple will also be given a FOCCUS test to better understand the strengths and challenges of the relationship. Attendance and participation in these classes is required for those desiring to be married by a pastor from the staff of Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle. Please consult the bulletin or call the church office for scheduled dates and times for classes.


Couple-To-Couple Counseling

At SGT, we provide free couple-to-couple counseling through our NAME CENTER (National Association for Marriage Enhancement).
Our trained and certified counselors provide biblical and effective counseling to reassure you that God cares and that He desires to be a central part in your marriage. You will learn principles from God’s Word that will reinforce God’s ideals for husbands and wives.
Directors: Dennis & Vicky Powers
Contact them at: 631-982-8249

Married For Life

Married for Life is a twelve week course that can change your marriage forever. This course provides a Biblical teaching of life-giving principles that make a marriage last, no matter what season of life you are in. This small group ministry that meets in homes has produced thousands of couples now living as one, with purpose and God given Power!

Directors: Craig and Joan Rogers
To get plugged into a group, please call 631.828.6737
The main event for the Marriage Ministry is the Married Couples Weekend, which occurs in November each year (November 8 – 10, 2019). Please consult the church calendar for other events and for specific dates and times.