Marriage

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.

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    1. 3/25Re|Engage

Before Marriage

Fellowship Marriage - Breaking Ground - Premarital Class

Premarital Class

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 led 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.

Fellowship Marriage - Couple to Couple - Premarital Mentoring

Premarital Mentoring

At the end of each class, you will be invited into what we call Couple to Couple. 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.

 
 

After Marriage

Fellowship Marriage - Foundation Groups - Newlywed Groups

Newlywed Groups

Once you're married, we invite you to join a Foundation Group. These groups are led by mentor couples and typically meet three times a month. They are intended to do exactly what their name implies—help newly married couples (married less than two years) establish their foundation in Christ and in the covenant commitment they have made to one another.

Fellowship Marriage - Marriage Mentoring

Marriage Mentoring

If your marriage could benefit from the wisdom of a mentor couple who is a few years further down the road of life, we invite you to consider our Couple to Couple mentoring relationships. Couple to Couple for marrieds involves meeting with a mentor couple in their home for 4-8 sessions. The curriculum is tailor-made to your unique situation, according to the area(s) of your marriage you would like to grow.

Fellowship Marriage - A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept is our five-week class designed to get you thinking about the daily nature of living as a husband and a wife. We’ll take a close look at what it means to be an intentional spouse. Each week, the class will include a large group teaching and time to discuss what you have heard in a small group led by a trained marriage mentor. There will be homework that should keep you talking until the next class.

  • The class will help each couple identify areas of marital drift.
  • It will remind us what God intended for our marriage to mean and how it was designed to be expressed.
  • We will talk about communication and conflict and the impact it has on our emotional intimacy.
  • We will talk about different expressions of trust and the role that trust plays in the daily experience of marriage.
  • We will also talk about the power of unity, why it matters and how can we get there.
Fellowship Marriage - Re|Engage - Marriage Enrichment

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 heart-focused biblical principles to guide couples towards growth and intimacy in their relationship with each other.

Staff

  1. Larry Kayser
    Pastor of Marriage Ministries
    lkayser@fbctn.org
    615-277-9539
  2. Joel Guinness
    Associate Pastor of Marriage
  3. Annelie Williams
    Administrative Assistant