David and Nancy Harper
Nancy and Dave started out as church planters on the island of St Lucia, and then spent 29 years with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), mentoring and training leaders. They have also served on staff with a local church in the Toronto area for three years, overseeing global and local outreach, and mentoring married couples.
After recently relocating from South Africa to Vancouver, Dave and Nancy are now prioritizing their new ministry to marriages called “Together”. Much of their time is committed to helping couples understand how to experience spiritual transformation within the context of their marriage. They believe that God’s intention is for marriage to be a place of spiritual transformation, and that ministry flows out of a healthy marriage.
Along with hiking and hanging out with their children and grandchildren, David and Nancy are most fulfilled when discipling, mentoring, and coaching others, helping them to discover their unique identity and destiny.
As professional Life Coaches, they have spend hundreds of hours honing their skills of listening and asking questions, and this is one of the primary tools they teach husbands and wives to use with each other.
David: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Religious Education
Nancy: Masters in Spiritual Formation
We impact missionary marriages through three different types of workshops:
Reigniting Connection: A two-day seminar with fifteen hours of intensive coaching and application to reboot relationships to a place of connection and intimacy.
Marriage Tune-Up: A two-week process for YWAM couples who will complete fifteen hours of marriage or pre-marriage content and a two-day seminar.
Mentoring Marriages: A second level process for those who have completed a “Marriage Tune-Up”. It is a four-month training that includes a workshop on location, four coaching sessions over skype with Dave and Nancy, and supervised practice sessions where participants coach other couples.
These workshops are designed for Christian couples who want to have ministry flow out of their marriage, and be more effective in leading together.
We will especially work with:
– Those who are leading or launching initiatives to strengthen marriages
– Those who are reaching the unreached or sending out national missionaries
– Those who are discipling a sphere of society
– Those who have little access to marriage resources.
Couples we coach and train must have:
– A deep desire for partnership with one another
– Transparency, vulnerability, and a growing self-awareness
– A value of listening and asking questions over telling and advice giving