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.
The next Merge class will be held at Anderson campus on Tuesday nights, starting February 6 through April 10, from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. (No class on March 13th during Spring Break.) Couples can expect a few hours of homework every week. 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. Registration fee is non-refundable.
To register for Merge Spring 2018, Click Here.
Childcare is available upon request. Email Dean Hoelscher to sign up.
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.
Cost is $20 per couple for supplies, payable after a commitment is made.
Email Dean Hoelscher to register or for more information.
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 a 16 week class and the cost is $40 per couple.
In order to participate in re|engage, you must attend the Open Group Nights on Tuesday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 23, and learn more about the commitment and curriculum of this 16 week class of authentic discipleship through marriage. Registration for open group nights is recommended, but not required, and there is no charge. If the class fills up, however, preference will be given to those who register. Please click here to register for open group nights.
***Due to open group night being canceled on 1/16 because of ice, attendance at the new second open group on 1/23 is required.
If you end up committing to the re|engage class, a second registration will be required later, including the $40 payment. If you have questions, please contact Dean at email@example.com.
When you are placed in a closed group for the remaining 16 weeks, you will be given a link for payment of the $40 fee. re|engage closed groups will meet weekly on Tuesdays from January 30 through May 22. You cannot join a closed group without attending the open group nights.