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. 

Prayer

Prayer Requests

"Ask and it will be given to you..." Matthew 7:7

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.

 

2019 Spring Classes for Couples

SPRING CLASSES FOR COUPLES

 

Pre-Marital Couples Seriously Interested (CSI)

Sundays, February 3-April 14 | 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.

REGISTER 

 


Conflict Resolution 

Sundays, February 3-March 10 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | Fellowship Hall
Targeted at All Married Couples

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

Register 


Merge: fuse into a single entity

Wednesdays, February 6 - March 27 | 7:00pm8:30pm | Fellowship Hall
Open to all married couples  |  $20 per couple

A 7-week intense marriage training course led by Pastor Rod Stodghill, PhD. Pastor Rod brings 30 years of marriage counseling and over 10,000 sessions with couples. Pastor Rod has put together proven principles that will challenge and grow your marriage. These principles will strengthen your relationship for every marital season.

The class will focus on ACEing your marriage. The three principles are; APPRECIATE, COMMUNICATE, EXPECTATIONS – A.C.E.

Enrollment is open so stop living in constant relationship frustration. If you know anyone who is hurting and needs hope, send them to the link and get them registered. We will also allow onsite registration for those who walk in. Enrollment is limited due to space. Register early to reserve a spot.

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Marriage and the Bible

Sundays, March 17 - April 21 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | Room TBD
Open to all married couples.

Please join us for a 6-week Bible study as we dig into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and learn how to be victorious in Christ. This insightful study will offer practical answers to believer’s basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ.  Be sure to bring your bible with you.

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Thrive Re|Engage 

Sundays, August 19-December 15 | 11:30am – 1:00pm | Room E200/E201
Open to All Married Couples - $100 per couple 

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 and discover God's plan for your marriage. 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.  This 16-week experience includes a time of prayer, teaching or testimony by a couple who has experienced victory in the midst of hard times, and small group time which follows a specified curriculum.

REGISTER 

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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