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Leading HomeBuilders Small Groups

HomeBuilders includes the most comprehensive series of small group studies for military couples. FamilyLife developed HomeBuilders to help couples build marriages and families according to God’s design. The military HomeBuilders studies address the unique needs of the military marriage and parenting.

HomeBuilders can be used in a

• home;

• chapel;

• other small group setting.

Each small-group study focuses on real-life topics, practical application, and biblical truth. Military HomeBuilders adddress the challenges unique to the military lifestyle as well. Here are the key HomeBuilders series:

HomeBuilders Couples Series;

HomeBuilders Parenting Series;

Preparing for Marriage.

Note that many of these are also available in Spanish.


Planning a HomeBuilders Small Group:

Initial Planning, and

Leading Your Study.

Other Creative Ways to Use HomeBuilders--in Retreats and One-Day Events

Your use of HomeBuilders is only limited by your imagination!  This rich material can be combined in a variety of ways to provide effective training for a retreat or small group setting.  Take a look at some that have been perfected.


This retreat has been used in a 2-½ and a 2 day format both in hotels and community centers.

Making Your Marriage Deployment Ready

A one-day workshop at unit or chapel level. Attendees will discuss the Biblical Principles of Marriage in the context of Deployment and use small group interaction, questions and answers and couple projects to prepare for deployment. Based on the HomeBuilders of the same name.

HomeBuilders Couples Study in a Chapel Environment

This concept assumes a volunteer leadership couple already attending the military chapel and knowing the chaplain. Doing a HomeBuilders Couples Study in a Chapel Environment in the Evening (HBCE) provides a casual weeknight environment for couples to enjoy a HomeBuilders Marriage or Parenting Study.  This also addresses a major need of any military gathering: Childcare!

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