Marriage & Family

We offer classes, workshops, retreats and mentoring opportunities designed to help you experience the rewarding family life that God designed for you.  Johnson Ferry  desires to have the reputation of being a church committed to building up the families in our community.  We invite you to join us!

Answers Conference on Adoption & Foster Care

April 26 9 am - 1 pm - Student Center South

CLICK HERE to register

Have questions about adoption and/or foster care?  You have come to the right place.  Join us as we explore the process of adoption and foster care with the help of Bethany Christian Services, DFCS (Department of Family and Children Services - state of Georgia), Lifeline Children's Services and Lifesong for Orphans.  Lunch will be provided by Righteous Que. 

This conference is set-up to inform you.  Choose your breakout sessions based on your questions.  Choose from ... International Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Foster Care, Respite Care, Home Studies, Not Called to Adopt, Connecting with the Child and more

Join us at our first Answers Conference and be part of something big! Cost is $5 per adult.  Free childcare is available with registration by Friday, April 11th.  (Childcare link in online registration).

Rockshow Comedy presents...Tim Hawkins

July 26 at 7pm in the Activities Center

CLICK HERE to go to Tim's website to purchase tickets!

Comedian Tim Hawkins will be joining us this summer for a fun-filled, family friendly night of comedy along with  Kenn Kington.  This dynamic duo is sure to bring the house down with laughter.  This is a night you don't want to miss so buy your tickets early! (This show is expected to sell out)

FPU - Financial Peace University

Class Dates: Wednesdays April 9-June 4; 6-8 pm room 338

Free Preview Class:  March 26 6pm room 338


Join this 9-week financial study by Dave Ramsey.  This biblically based class teaches financial responsibility and encourages positive behavior with accountability and support.  Class is $89/kit (a couple can share a kit). 

**Please note that childcare is not available for this class as it continues to meet after children's Wednesday night activities have ended.


Wisdom for Wealth. For Life

Presented by Ronald Blue & Co. Advisors


Wednesdays - Feb. 5 - March 26 at 6:30 in room 351


Join us for this 7 week financial class led by Ronald Blue & Co. Advisors. Class is $30/kit (a couple can share a kit).   Children's Wednesday night activities available with registration.

Week 1~ The Missing Link: Building harmony in your family's finances

Week 2~ Honey, I Shrunk the Portfolio:  Why 'hope' is not an investment strategy.

Week 3 ~ Rewiring not Retiring:  How decisions you make now will affect your goals, drams and course of action.

Week 4~ Debt: A Tool or A Trap? How to avoid feeling stretched too thin.

Week 5~ Wisdom for Women: Making financial decisions with confidence should you find yourself single again.

Week 6~ Living Generously: Investing your time, talent and treasure...the rewards are unlimited, participation is voluntary!

Week 7~ Making an Impact- Legacy Planning: How to live a life of significance that leaves a lasting impression.

TransParent: Transition to Parenting

Sunday Mornings at 11:15 ~ Vista Conference Room

Coming Soon...

Are you expecting your first child? Learn to parent as a team and divide parenting resonsibilities while building a greater bond between the baby and each other. Experts from the field of marriage, parenting and family relationships will be leading the class.



New classes starting in the fall

Wednesday Nights 6-8 pm

Does your marriage need to be reignited or is it in need of a complete resurrection?

ReEngage is a couple's Bible study that includes teaching, small groups and relevant testimonies from couples just like you. Whether your marriage needs to be reignited or is in need of a complete resurrection, ReEngage is for you. Class cost is $15/couple and includes workbooks.

Wednesday night children's activities available with registration.

Marriage Prep Workshop

Upcoming Dates

May 9 & 10

August 15 & 16

Our Marriage Prep Workshop for engaged couples is a great way to help you prepare for the lifetime journey of being married. We will help you understand what makes marriages last and how to have a wonderfully fulfilling relationship! The workshop is required of all couples being married at JFBC.

Register Now!


Orphan Care
Celebrating Adoption & Foster Care

Adoption-Foster Care logo

Adoption & Foster Care Support Bible Study

Meets 1st Sundays

11:15 a.m. in the Evergreen Room

 Want to connect with other adoptive and foster families? Jamie and Ken Worley facilitate a class for parents on openness, race, sibling ties, boundaries, and connecting. Contact jim.watterson@jfbc.org or 770.795.3222.

Lifesong for Orphans

Lifesong for Orphans exists to bring joy and purpose to orphans.  In partnership with Johnson Ferry, we seek to mobilize the church, His body, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care and some to give.  Lifesong offers matching grants which allow JFBC to financially and prayerfully support the adoption.

Download form here

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents.  Bethany is the largest adoption agency in the U.S.  Their mission calling is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families around the world.

Orientation/Foster Care Training classes starting in the fall on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  For more information please visit www.bethany.org/atlanta/information-meetings

DFCS (Division of Family and Children Services - state of Georgia)

Adoption is defined as a social and legal process that creates a new family, giving adopted children the same rights and benefits as those born into the family.  To children without a permanent family, adoption represents the hope for a better life.  The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is dedicated to finding loving homes for the numerous children in permanent state custody who are available for adoption.  These children are often survivors of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Click here for more information.


The Christian Alliance for Orphans exists to motivate and unify the body of Christ to live out God's mandate to care for the orphan with the vision to have every orphan experience God's unfailing love and know Jesus as Savior.  The Alliance represents an uncommon unity of many of the nation's most respected Christian organizations and churches.

40 Days of Prayer

Click here to download your 40 Day Prayer Guide for Orphan Care


HomeLife Center

The HomeLife Center (located on the second floor of the Atrium near the grand staircase) exists to make it as easy as possible for families to become intentional about building strong homes. Families are invited to stop by and take advantage of life-stage appropriate programs and resources. Or visit our virtual kiosk by clicking on the HLC icon to the right!





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Barrett Johnson
Minister to Families
Anne Brady
Ministry Assistant
Jim Watterson Ministry Associate
Office 678.784.5230