Marriage and having a family is not always easy and we can use all the help we can get. Our vision for Marriage and Family Ministry is to promote the Biblical truth of God’s plan for marriages and families and to support and encourage couples, individuals, youth and families with grace as they reach toward Jesus. The mission of Marriage and Family Ministry is to form a partnership with seekers and believers in pursuit of God’s purpose and plan for marriages and families.




Our Desert Vineyard Parenting Class is an 18-week series that covers principles of parenting for children of all ages. The new block schedule offers the first nine weeks beginning in the fall and the second nine in the new year, participants can join the class at the beginning of each block. Topics include Learning to Parent from an Eternal Perspective, Building Relationship, Creating an Inviting Family Identity, Character Development, Moral Development, Discipline, Encouragement and more. There is a $25 fee to cover a notebook and other materials. Reading the lesson and practical exercises are a part of the homework each week. This class runs once a year, separated into two different sessions.



Join us for one of our small groups, held at church or in a home, that focus on the challenges we face in our marriages. In addition, we invite you to any of our date nights which happen once a month for all couples, retreats, and other special events announced regularly in the Vineyard Life or on the church calendar.



The Desert Vineyard is happy to accommodate weddings at our church and with our pastors. In order to begin the process of getting married through the Desert Vineyard, please call our office at 661-945-2777



We offer pre-marriage counseling to couples who are engaged or thinking about engagement. Our pre-marriage counselors are trained to help couples discover the joys and difficulties faced in marriage and prepare them for that big commitment. This counseling is required for those seeking to be married through the Desert Vineyard and our pastors.


For more information about Marriage and Family Ministry contact Chris Wangsgard at