Committed for Life Marriage Ministry (CFL) is dedicated to helping husbands and wives develop a marital oneness that glorifies The Lord by reflecting the relationship between Jesus Christ and His bride, the church. We are a community of married couples who join together for the purpose of mutual edification through Biblical instruction, encouragement, and accountability. We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime, providing the framework for emotional and physical intimacy, and for the procreation of children who are taught to revere The Lord.

CFL’s mission is rooted in Matthew 19:4-6. “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Furthermore, we believe that – since marriage is of God – we cannot fully experience marriage as He intended unless we have individually accepted His gift of salvation. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) When we commit ourselves, first to Him and then to each other, we have the assurance that He enables us to love one another in a way that results in harmonious marriages that endure adversity.


Committed for Life Marriage Ministry grew out of an annual retreat for the married couples of Trinity Baptist Church of Indianapolis. The first retreat was held in 1982, yet as interest in the retreat spread beyond the church, the expansion of the retreat’s scope followed and sister churches began to partner with Trinity. In order to reflect the collaborative nature of the ministry, the name “Committed for Life” was eventually established.
Over the years, speakers at Committed for Life events have included Indianapolis-area pastors, as well as nationally-known conference speakers, seminary presidents, Bible college professors, and more. At the same time, we have retained our role as a church-based ministry that encourages participants to receive ongoing discipleship and support at the local-church level.

Marriage Retreat Info!

We can’t find the words to tell you how excited we are that the 40th Committed for Life Marriage Retreat is now set to take place on the weekend of June 2-4, 2023 at Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center in Pokagon State Park!   And we couldn’t ask for a more fitting featured speaker than our own pastor, Rev. Gordon Rowe!

For the weekend of this 40th retreat we are planning a First Friday reception, our 3rd Gold and Amethyst Gala on that Saturday evening, and a time of dynamic praise with our Sunday morning worship!

Since this is to be a special, milestone event, we are keeping the price for the retreat at $440 per couple.  That covers your lodging, meals, conference/workshop sessions and materials, and more.  The convenience of online registration, plus digital payment options are there at your fingertips!  (To make a payment through Zelle, direct your transaction to: register@cflmm.org)

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Donate to CFL!

As facilitators for Committed for Life, we believe that this ministry belongs to, and is sustained by, The Lord Himself.  We trust Him to give fellow Believers the desire and the ability to partner with us through prayer and financial support.  As you find yourself willing and able to make a donation to the Committed for Life Marriage Ministry, you can now make your contribution, conveniently, online!

Donate Online

Your donation will be utilized, primarily, to fund scholarships to the CFL Marriage Retreat.  The scholarships allow couples to attend the retreat at a reduced price so that those seeking to experience Christ-honoring marriages will not be left out due to financial hardships.  In addition, funds may be used for general ministry expenses so that we can feature gifted retreat speakers, while keeping the registration price affordable.

Of course, sending a check or money order by mail, is still an option: Committed for Life Marriage Ministry, c/o Trinity Baptist Church, 3162 Baltimore Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46218-2059

We greatly appreciate your financial – and prayer – support!

Committed For Life Marriage Ministry of Trinity Baptist Church is a 501(c)(3) Organization (Group Exemption Number: GEN 2194)