What is re|engage?
re|engage is a marriage enrichment program. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. re|engage examines God's design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. You can expect to receive encouragement by hearing stories from other couples that have experienced victory in the midst of hard times. You will be placed in a small group with a facilitator couple and other couples to work through a 16-lesson curriculum.
Can I come to re|engage without my spouse?
Absolutely. You will be encouraged by hearing stories from other couples that survived very difficult situations. However, Closed Groups are reserved for couples in which both spouses are committed to the process.
What kind of couples is re|engage for?
One man, one woman couples who are married (in other words, this is not for seriously dating, engaged, or cohabitating couples).
Previously married couples who are separated or divorced but might consider reconciling.
How does re|engage work?
re|engage meets once a week for approximately two hours and has two major components: Large Group and Small Group.
What is the schedule?
Every evening begins in a large group setting for 30-45 minutes. During this time you will hear:
- Couples publicly share their marriage story
- re|engage leaders teach principles for marriage growth
Then couples move into Small Groups for 75-90 minutes. Couples have different destinations depending on which stage of the re|engage process they are in. There are 3 stages:
Newcomers is for first-time attendees to re|engage. At Newcomers your leaders will share some of their marriage story, explain the re|engage process and discuss your next steps.
This is a safe environment for you to come and hear what re|engage is all about. No one will ask you to share.
Open Group is for couples that have attended Newcomers and are not yet in a Closed Group. Open Groups are a great place to begin working on your marriage.
Each week will feature group discussion on different marriage topics. At this time, you will have the opportunity to begin sharing some of your story at your own pace. You will also begin learning the value and ground rules of participating in small groups.
Closed Group consists of 4-5 participating couples and a facilitator couple who will walk through the 16-lesson re|engage curriculum together.
Closed Groups are formed when there are enough couples ready to join a Closed Group, and a facilitator couple is available. You will not be placed in a Closed Group until you have indicated that you are ready. Once formed, no new couples are added to the Closed Group.
If you have any more questions, please contact Larry at the church office.