Merge is a nine-week class for engaged and seriously dating couples that consists of large group teaching and small group table discussion. Each small group consists of three to four engaged OR dating couples with a married mentor couple. We cover topics such as communication and conflict, finances, sexual intimacy, in-laws and expectations. The purpose is to prepare seriously dating and engaged couples for the life-long commitment of marriage using biblical principles. For engaged couples, if Merge is being offered at a time that works with your engagement period and wedding date, we highly recommend that you sign up for this class. Cost is $40/couple and completion of this class will qualify you for a $60 discount on your marriage license with the State of Texas. The next Merge class will be held Spring 2018. Check back here in December for the registration link. Know that Spring Merge fills up quickly!
Questions? Contact: Dean Hoelscher
Foundation Groups meet in a home group environment on various evenings and are comprised of couples who have been married 3 years or less. These groups are designed to establish couples for a lifetime of marital oneness and ministry. This is accomplished by placing 4-6 couples in a group together with a more experienced mentor couple who takes them through 9-15 months of curriculum. As the couples establish a solid foundation for their marriage, we hope they become more like Jesus, experience healthy community, grow in oneness with their spouse, and learn to live on mission with their life and marriage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Cost is $20 per couple for supplies, payable after a commitment is made.
For couples married from 4 - 64+ years: re|engage provides an opportunity for strengthening all marriages, regardless of where you see your marriage at this time. You will connect with and support other couples while reigniting and improving your own marriage. The classes consist of large group testimony/teaching and small group discussion.
Commitment, confidentiality and vulnerability are important aspects of this ministry. Marriage in any condition will benefit, whether you are struggling or simply want to grow closer together as a couple. re|engage is an 18 week class and the cost is $40 per couple.
Plan to attend this class, Spring 2018, and learn more about authentic discipleship through marriage.
For more information, email Dean Hoelscher.
Service Opportunities for Marriage Ministries
Merge Mentor Couple
Be a mentor couple for small group discussion in our premarital counseling class that meets weekly every semester for 9 weeks. Email email@example.com for more information.
Foundation Groups Couple
A married couple leads a group of newly married couples in a home group environment for 9-15 months. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Facilitate a group for married couples that want to take their marriage to the next level. Email email@example.com for more information.