You’re ready for the wedding, but what about marriage?
Before you say “I do” we want to help you prepare for your life-long commitment by teaching you from a biblical perspective how to handle the most common challenges every married couple will eventually face, such as communication, conflict resolution, finances, sexual intimacy, in-laws, and expectations.
Merge is an eight-week class for engaged or seriously dating couples that provides a safe, fun, challenging, and authentic environment to prepare you for marriage through practical lessons, honest discussion, and thoughtful questions.
Large Group Teaching
Every Merge gathering starts with a little bit of social time, then we jump right into a large group teaching, where you’ll receive a great lesson from a married couple teaching on one of our 8 topics. This is when you’ll hear the concepts explained in an easy to understand way and learn how you can apply them to your relationship.
Table Discussion Time
After the large group teaching wraps up, now is your chance to talk about it and ask questions at your table. Every week you’ll meet with the same group of couples, plus your table leaders. You’ll get to work through these fun (and sometimes challenging) topics together, helping you process and remember what you’ve learned.
Now that you’ve heard the lesson and talked about it with your group, now it’s time to discuss it as a couple! Each lesson comes with questions for you to work through in your own time. These will help you dig deeper into each topic to help you learn the most you can about each other. You’ll likely come across questions and topics you never even thought to ask each other, but are very important to discuss before you get married.
Sign up for merge today!
We have several upcoming sessions of Merge. Remember, it’s best to complete the full 8 weeks prior to your big day! So choose the session that works best for your schedule and wedding plans. Merge is normally offered on Sunday nights, 6–8 p.m., but we do have a weekend-long option in Summer 2020. Cost is $50 per couple, and free childcare is provided. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
Summer Weekend 2020 // June 12–13
Fall 2020 // Sep. 13 – Nov. 1