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!

Couple's Night Out with Bryant & Anne

October 10 6-9:30 pm Student Center South

Cost $10/couple


Join us for a fun-filled encouraging date night with your better half and Bryant and Anne. Drop your kids off at 6 p.m. for childcare at JF. Enjoy dinner on your own at a local restaurant (within 2 miles of JF). Then, join us back at JF at 7:15 p.m. for dessert as Bryant & Anne share on marriage.

Childcare is available for ages 8 weeks - 5th grade with advance registration by October 3. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors

FPU - Financial Peace University


September 2, 6 p.m. Room 356 Free Preview

September 9 - November 11 6-8 pm Room 356



August 20, 6 p.m. Room 356 Free Preview

August 27 - October 29, 6-8 p.m. Room 356


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). 


TransParent: Transition to Parenting

September 7-28

Sunday Mornings at 11:15 in the Vista


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.



coming in January

Wednesday Nights 6-8 p.m.

Does your marriage need a spark 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

Oct. 17 & 18, 2014

Jan. 16 & 17, 2015

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