marriage-family-ministryHelping to strengthen marriages, unite families, and equip parents to be all that God has created them to be. The Marriage and Family ministry is designed to help marriages get off on the right foot and help families develop as safe havens for growth. For more info, please contact .

Spiritual Growth and Fellowships

  • Premarital Counseling
  • Marriage Workshops & Getaways
  • Couples Enrichment Groups & Fellowships
  • Parenting Seminars

Come join one of our various LifeGroups that minister to marriages and families. Our LifeGroups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. LifeGroups include…

God designed marriage to be lived in the midst of relationships and we have a place for you at Southern Hills.

If you are not currently connected to a Sunday morning LifeGroup (Sunday school @ 9:15am) and you are interested in joining us – Southern Hills Baptist Church has four great options for young married couples…

Marriage 1.0 – This class is designed for couples who are pre-altar, post-altar…and in their 20’s. The class is topical – but based upon Bible principles that will be applicable to relationships, marriage, and well…just living life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Led by one or our great couples mentors, Steve and Jamie Watkins.

Young Married – that is led by two amazing couples; Monty & Kathy Curry and David & Joyce Starr. They share their lives and life experiences to a growing and vibrant group of young couples who are in the midst of life. They are striving to build family foundations that are based upon Biblical truths which will live for the next generation. Married in their late 20’s and 30’s.

Grunewald/Whiteman Life Group – This Life Group consists of adult couples in their 30s and early 40s. You will meet lots of married couples who have started families. You will be motivated by encouraging and dynamic teaching as we experience interactive Bible Study with application for today. Come be apart of married couples supporting one another as their children face the early years of school.

Doing Life Together – Join Andrew & Belinda Love and others to study the Bible and apply it to our everyday life together. Meets at 9:15 every Sunday.

For a complete listing of all LifeGroups go to the “Get Connected” section and click on “LifeGroups” or just click here.

Church members who wish to get married at Southern Hills Baptist church need to attend pre-marital counseling.

We have several Christian counselors connected with SHBC who we recommend and even a few of our pastors have received the necessary training in the Prepare and Enrich Pre-marriage Assessment.  Fees vary. Contact the church office for more information.  The state of Oklahoma offers workshops as well on an on-going basis – see below.

MARRIAGE: “PREP” Marriage Education Workshop

This six week workshop is designed to teach practical skills that will enhance your marriage or prepare for a future marrage. The PREP material is a research based program to teach couples how to communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness, and preserve and enhance love, commitment and friendship. PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) is part of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiave program which is offered at various times and locations all over the state by over 2000 trained professionals. To find more information and workshop locations go to