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 the Anderson campus each Tuesday night, 7:00-8:45 p.m., September 11, 2018 through November 6, 2018. Alternate days/times are available, but space is limited. To register for Merge Fall 2018, click here. (Childcare is available upon request.)
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.
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.
New groups will be starting Fall 2018. Cost is $20 per couple for supplies, payable when your group starts. Please complete the form here to be added to the wait list.
For more information, email Dean Hoelscher .
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, please attend both Open Group Nights on August 7th and August 14th to learn more about the commitment and curriculum of this 16 week class of authentic discipleship through marriage. If you will not be able to attend both nights, you must let us know in advance. Meetings will take place 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. at the Anderson Campus. Register for Open Group Nights here. If you decide to commit to re|engage after Open Group Nights, you will be sent a registration link for payment of the $40 fee. The class will meet weekly on Tuesdays through December 18, 2018.
If you wish to utilize childcare, you must register here. The deadline to register for childcare is August 1, 2018.
Questions? Please contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.