Marriage Ministry

Helping Nearly, Newly, and Not-Born-Yesterday Weds Grow Together in Christ

A healthy marriage starts long before the wedding and requires intentionality to become a Christ-centered source of joy and fruitfulness for a lifetime. 

Merge

Merge is our pre-married ministry for engaged and seriously dating couples. The 8-week class is designed to give couples a unique opportunity to learn, seek wisdom, and receive Biblical counsel about marriage in a safe, fun, challenging, and authentic small group environment. Merge is open to the community and is a requirement for any couple wishing to have a First Christian Church Pastor officiate their wedding. Sign up here for our next session, which begins on Monday, September 27!

Foundation Groups

Foundation Groups are Life Groups for newly married couples. The 15-month curriculum, facilitated by a mentor couple, prepares newlyweds for a lifetime of marital oneness and ministry in the context of Christ-centered community. Foundation Groups are open to members and regular attenders of First Christian Church. Interested couples should fill out this form and a Foundation Group mentor will be in touch with further information.

Re|engage

Re|engage is an 18-week small group marriage enrichment program that examines God’s design for marriage and applies Biblical principles to guide couples toward growth in their relationship. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether broken, struggling, or just wanting to grow in oneness. Re|engage is offered in the Fall and Spring and meets on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30p at our Greeneville Campus. It is open to the community and childcare is provided. For more details, check out Re|engage FAQs here. If interested, or you need additional information, just fill out this form and a Re|engage facilitator will contact you shortly. New sessions begin in August (registration in July) and January (registration in December.)