2021 is our fifth year of Re|Engage. We will continue offering it every Spring semester when there are 16 weeks available to complete the full semester. Re|Engage Mentor Groups will complete 16 weeks of marriage development and mentoring, ending in mid-May.
After you register for the semester, you will be emailed a "test drive" video and lesson to help you carefully consider the program expectations for the semester.
Here's how a typical night of Re|Engage will look in 2021: Each Wednesday at 6 pm, couples will go directly to their assigned Mentor Group room of 4-5 other couples. The group time will begin with a time of fellowship and refreshments. At 6:15 Re|Engage mentors will direct attention to an introductory video to start the session. The weekly session will end before 8 pm every week. Zoom options will be available for couples needing to self-isolate, or for the duration of any community lockdown.
For couples unable to participate in Re|Engage: In addition to Re|Engage, we will be addressing the need for real-time marriage building through a new on-demand service called Woo Marriage. This is ideal for any couple to work on their marriage in the time and place the works best for them when they cannot commit to a semester of Re|Engage. Couples are also encouraged to intake a steady stream of gospel-centered wisdom and encouragement through the content at Fierce Marriage. Access Woo Marriage and Fierce Marriage at no cost to you at the Family Discipleship section of the Families page.
I don’t know what season of marriage you are in. Every marriage is different. Christy and I are in our third decade as a married couple. Things have changed along the way. We have had challenges—big and small. Through trial and error (lots of error), and a white-knuckle grip on our hope in God’s power to change us, we have seen God renovate our marriage into something we’re happy with and thankful for.
But if we could rewind the clocks, and get a re-do, we would jump at an opportunity like Re|Engage. It would have helped us get on the same page in the early years of our marriage, walked us through painful and difficult challenges, and given us tools to navigate new seasons in our family life. Most importantly, it would have anchored us to the Author of real hope and change—not in fuzzy, obscure terms—but with real, tangible help. God made us to need Him, His Word, and His people. Each of those is important and essential.
So don’t be embarrassed that you want to re-ignite the spark in your marriage, re-connect with your spouse, or resurrect a marriage that feels dead. Marriage never drifts in the right direction—everyone needs to intentionally invest in and protect their marriage. God made you to need the help and encouragement of others. Christy and I still need it to keep moving forward. Re|Engage is a safe place to explore with God’s people the hope for every marriage Christ Himself offers.
David Booth | Families Pastor