Our vision is to be a church that prepares couples with the vision and skills they need to have a successful marriage, and to strengthen existing marriages.
By way of introduction, vocationally Christy and I have a calling to serve marriages and families while occupationally we serve as pastors and church planters. So for us, everything we share comes from a pastoral perspective, with a conviction that marriages are best built relationally in the local church.
We also want to communicate that our worldview is informed by Scripture, and as such, we do not see marriage as ultimate. Rather, we do see Jesus Christ and his purposes as ultimate, and we see the local church as His vehicle for carrying out His purposes – one of which, we believe, is to join a man and a woman together in a covenant relationship called marriage, and to demonstrate to the world Jesus’ love for His people, the church.
Merge, premarital ministry, is designed to give engaged and seriously dating couples a unique opportunity to learn, seek wisdom, and receive counsel about marriage in a safe, fun, challenging and authentic environment. Merge exists to prepare couples for marriage by addressing common challenges in marriage from a biblical perspective. The dynamics of the class include group teaching time, small group discussion and other interactive learning opportunities. Whether you go to Antioch, attend another church or don’t go to church at all, you are welcome in Merge.
We have 8-week classes twice a year. Each 8-week class has a pre-established start and end date (we are unable to take walk-ups in Merge). The next class starts very soon! Sign up for Merge class
Foundations Marriage group
Foundation Groups are community groups for couples who have been married 3 years or less. These groups are designed to establish couples for a lifetime of marital oneness and ministry. This is accomplished by placing 4-6 couples in a group together with a more experienced mentor couple who takes them through 15 months of curriculum. As the couples establish a solid foundation for their marriage, we hope they become more like Jesus, experience healthy community, grow in oneness with their spouse, and learn to live on mission with their life and marriage.
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