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 class will be held Sept 2019. Registration opens June 1.
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 when your group starts.
New groups will be formed for Sept 2019. Registration for Fall 2019 will open June 1.
For more information, email Chris Thompson.
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. Marriages 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 both Open Group Nights on August 13 & 20. The class will meet at the Anderson Campus from 7 to 8:45 p.m. If you will not be able to attend both nights, please let us know in advance. Registration for Open Group Nights will open June 1. If you decide to commit to re|engage after Open Group Nights, you will be asked to register for the Closed Groups and you will pay the $40 fee at that time. The class will meet weekly on Tuesdays through December 17, 2019, with the exception of Thanksgiving week (Nov. 26).
Childcare is available and registration will open soon.
For more information, please contact Tricia Tatum at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information.
Facilitate a group for married couples that want to take their marriage to the next level. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.