We offer Grace Marriage - an exciting ministry designed to enrich, protect, and grow your marriage. Using biblically based materials, you will have to time to talk with your spouse and explore ways to enrich your relationship. Grace Marriage is an intentional commitment to grow your relationship with each other and God.
Four times a year husbands and wives meet with other couples in various stages of life to explore different aspects of marriage. The sessions are called marriage coaching. It is an intentional and proactive approach to refocus on positives in your relationship. Marriage coaching is not a lecture. It is not marriage counseling or group therapy. It is not a seminar or conference. It is not a bible class. It is not a place where you will be forced to share your deepest secrets. Quite simply, it is a Biblically-based marriage maintenance model that can revolutionize your relationship. Couples in their 20s to couples in their 80s are involved in Grace Marriage and have been greatly blessed by participating.
Who can attend?
Any married male and female couple may attend. A couple does not have to be a member of Northside to participate.
When are session held?
They are held Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day. Sessions for 2019 will be February 2 or 9, May 11 or 18, August 10 or 17, and November 9 or 16. They will take place at Northside Church of Christ. All materials, snacks, breakfast and lunch are provided. Participating requires making a commitment to attend all four sessions.
Who will we be with?
You will be in a group with your spouse as well as other couples who want their marriage to grow. Up to twelve couples, plus a trained facilitator couple from Northside Church of Christ, will walk you through the day’s materials. Spouses will have personal time together throughout the day to privately discuss the topics addressed. Groups will have mixed ages. Newly married couples as well as couples who have been married for decades will be involved. Remember, Grace Marriage is about spending time with your spouse, not about being with close friends. Although you will get to know others in your group better, the purpose is to spend time with your husband/wife and focus on your marriage, as a couple.
What about childcare?
Northside will offer childcare at the church during Grace Marriage.
What does it cost?
What does a normal date night cost if you go out to eat and see a movie, or if you go to a ballgame or concert? $75? $100? More? The cost of four days of marriage coaching, including materials, snacks, breakfast and lunch is just $325 per couple for the entire year. That is less than $1 a day for a year. We encourage you to consider your participation fee as an investment in your marriage. What a great Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift?
Is there a deadline?
Yes. Participants must be registered by 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019. We are expecting the classes to be full. Don’t hesitate to sign-up today. The next opportunity to participate will not be for another year.
How do we sign-up?
You can sign-up for Grace Marriage online below. You may also sign-up using a registration card in the lobby before and after worship each Sunday through January 13, 2019.
How do we pay?
You may pay by check to Northside Church of Christ at the Grace Marriage information table or in the church office during regular business hours. A minimum $200 non-refundable payment by check is due before January 13, 2019. The balance of the $325 is due by the first day of the session (February 2 or 9).
What if we cannot afford the cost?
Contact us if you need to spread the fee beyond more than one payment. A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Before finances hinder you from participating, please let us know.
REGISTRATION FOR 2019 GRACE MARRIAGE IS NOW CLOSED! WE HOPE YOU WILL CHECK BACK IN THE FALL TO REGISTER FOR THE 2020 SESSION.