At Fellowship Bible Church we believe strongly in biblical marriage and think it is one of the least understood areas of our own discipleship journeys. Yet it is one of the most consistent ways that God uses to challenge and equip couples in the way that we follow Jesus. We take marriage(s) seriously. We invest in training leaders called marriage mentors. These mentor couples are the heart and soul of our marriage ministry.
Twice a year, our marriage ministry offers a class for seriously dating or engaged couples called Breaking Ground. This seven-week class will create an opportunity for each couple to be exposed to relevant, biblical teaching, and be a part of a small group lead by a seasoned and trained mentor couple. In tandem with your class experience, you will have homework each week designed to get you talking to each other about core areas of your faith and your relationship. This experience is designed to assist any seriously dating couple to determine their readiness for marriage and help those who have already committed to engagement to prepare for marriage. Our mentor couples genuinely help lead each session.
At the end of each class, you will be invited into what we call Couple2Couple. This is an opportunity to spend four to eight meetings with a mentor couple and to invest in a marriage preparation tool called Prepare/Enrich. Your time with your mentor couple is designed to create a safe environment for you to review your experience in the Breaking Ground class and to talk through your assessment to make your preparation process as thorough as possible.
Once you're married, we invite you to join a Foundation Group. These groups meet three times a month and are created for newly married couples. They are intended to do exactly what their name implies—help newly married couples establish their foundation in Christ and in the covenant commitment they have made to one another.
From This Day Forward is a small group, high commitment, two year mentor program for couples that have been married one to four years, have no children, and both individuals are in their first marriage. It involves intense study into basic marriage concepts, stewardship, personal Bible study skill development, systematic theology, marriage and family, and preparing to launch kids.