Couples

WE GROW COUPLES

Growing and nurturing strong, healthy, Christ-centered marriages that last a lifetime

 

The Thrive Ministry exists to prepare, establish, enrich, and restore couples in developing and maintaining Christ-Centered marriages. 

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Our Mission

PREPARE:  Couples Seriously Interested is our pre-married ministry for engaged and seriously dating couples.  CSI is designed to give couples an opportunity to learn a biblical understanding of marriage and evaluate if they should take next steps in their relationship. 

ESTABLISH:  We offer several courses to help those who have been married less than five years understand God’s design for marriage and how that will require them to make adjustments in their daily lives.  Newly married couples connect with other couples and receive teaching on key topics such as God’s view of marriage, communication, roles and responsibilities, sex, and finances. 

ENRICH:  We want to enrich all marriages at Concord and offer several events/initiatives throughout the year to help couples intentionally and consistently build into their marriages.  We offer mentoring, GROW Groups for couples, marriage enrichment programs, and much more to keep marriages healthy, growing, and thriving.

RESTORE:  Re|Engage is our ministry to enrich and restore all marriages in our church and community. No matter where you’re at in your relationship, Re|Engage is a safe place to reignite, reconnect, or resurrect your marriage.

 

2018 Fall Classes for Couples

SPRING CLASSES FOR COUPLES

 

Pre-Marital Couples Seriously Interested (CSI)

Sundays, September 9-November 18 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm 
Open to Couples Seriously Dating

Don’t rush to the altar. Come see and investigate what is God’s design for marriage. Couples Seriously Interested is not just for engaged couples but for all couples who desire to know what a God-centered marriage looks like. Join us for this 10-week journey of discovery, revelation, and instruction. Private pre-interviews are required before the beginning of summer session. Class materials will be provided on the first day of class. Cost for the class is $100 per couple.

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Re|Engage 

Sundays, August 19-December 9 | 11:45am – 1:45pm | Room TBD
Open to All Married Couples 

Would you rate your marriage as a 2 or a 10? Maybe even a 0? You are not alone. Whether your marriage needs to be reignited or is in need of a complete resurrection, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect.

Registration Closed.


Conflict Resolution Newly Married Class 

Sundays, September 9-October 14 | 11:45am1:00pm | Fellowship Hall
Targeted at Newly Married Couples but any couple may attend

You only win if you both win. Conflict is real and often comes without warning. But it doesn’t have to be a threat to your marriage. Couples who learn to weather the storms of conflict together find their love stronger on the other side of the fight. Because arguments come in all sizes, this six-week small-group study deals with handling conflicts both big and small. You’ll discuss how to:

  • Communicate effectively without being destructive
  • Pursue peace before, during, and after an argument
  • Lay off the insults and lay on the blessings
  • Become allies and fight together for the best in your relationship

Cost for the class is $25 per couple.

Register 


Seasoned Couples Event

Saturday, September 22 | 9:00am – 11:00am | Oasis Worship Center
Open to Couples with 25+ years of marriage or 55+ years of age.

Love & Life is designed for married couples with 25+ years of marriage or 55+ years of age who appreciate the blissful joy of God’s covenant of marriage. Come and join us for a Financial Workshop on Life after Retirement. During this session, Tre Carruthers, Financial Advisor, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor at Ameriprise Financial Services will share practical tips and tools to help you plan and intentionally manage and utilize your financial assets throughout retirement. You will also learn how you can transfer your wealth to the next generation. This will be a great opportunity to engage with a financial expert and learn about various options to help you achieve long-term financial security.

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Friday Night Live

Friday, September 7 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm | Fellowship Hall
Open to all married couples.

Let’s talk about Sex!  Please join us for a night of food, fun, and fellowship during our upcoming Friday Night LIVE! Session focused on Sexual Intimacy. We are excited to have Billy Grammer, a Licensed Sex Therapist, and Family Counselor joining us.  Billy will be sharing with us from a Biblical perspective God’s idea of sexual intimacy, how to keep sex exciting in your marriage, and much more. During this event you will also have the opportunity to connect with other couples, meet the Thrive Leadership team, learn about upcoming activities, and most importantly have some FUN! The cost is $20 per couple. Childcare is available for $5 per child. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Love and Respect

Friday, September 14 - October 19 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Oasis Worship Center
Open to all married couples.

Love and Respect is a six-week class based upon Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research conducted by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.  A wife has one driving need - to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need - to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. This study reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended.  Some of the questions that will be addressed in this study include:

  • Why do we negatively react to each other in marriage? This will be explained in what is called the Crazy Cycle.
  • How do I best motivate my spouse? The Energizing Cycle answers this question.
  • What if my spouse does not respond to me? The Rewarded Cycle informs us what to do.

Cost for the class is $30 per couple.
Childcare is $5 per child.

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Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER IN THE COUPLES MINISTRY 

Couples have multiple opportunities to volunteer at Concord and make an impact.  Below are ministry areas where volunteers can serve: 

  • Administration
  • Events (Registration, Hospitality, Set up)
  • Grow Group Leader
  • Couples Seriously Interested (CSI) Facilitator
  • Re|Engage Facilitator
  • Marriage Mentor
  • Communications Team Member
  • Social Media Representative
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