MARRIAGE MINISTRY

RE|ENGAGE FAQ

FAQs

Q: What is RockPointe Married Life?

Married Life is a Fun Place to Grow Your Marriage!

 

RockPointe Married Life offers many opportunities for you to invest in your marriage relationship. Date nights, classes, events, and great resources are intended to guide couples to everything they need to have a thriving, life-long, God-honoring marriage. re|engage is one of those opportunities! We host a weekly, semester-based program that is open to the community. Enrollment opens in August and closes early January. Check rpc.fm/reengage for dates. When enrollment closes, there is a “We’re Interested!” sign up so that we can put you on the waitlist for the next open enrollment period.

Q: What is re|engage?

re|engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles and practical tools from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. It is a safe place for couples to reconnect. We will discuss what a Biblical marriage looks like and how you can have a better, Christ-filled marriage.

Q: How does RockPointe view marriages?

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage.

 

Scripture References: Genesis 1:26-28, Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Joshua 24:15, 1 Samuel 1:26-28, Psalm 78:1-8, Psalm 127, Psalm 139:13-16, Proverbs 5:15-20, Proverbs 22:6, Matthew 18:2-5, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 7:1-16, and Hebrews 13:4

Q: What is re|engage NOT?

re|engage is NOT marriage counseling and the leaders are facilitators, not counselors. They are also growing in their own marriages. Everyone in the group is on the journey to oneness in marriage. We believe that openness and honesty in a small group setting, using Biblically-based curriculum, is where God works to grow and resurrect marriages.

Q: When and where does re|engage meet?

When: Thursday Nights from 6:45 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Where: We are currently redesigning the structure to allow for zoom and various nights for meetings

Q: Can anyone register for re|engage?

You do NOT need to be a member of our church to attend as our program is open to the community.

Q: How much does it cost?

There is no cost to begin the ministry. The only cost occurs when you commit to and begin a Closed Group. At that time, we ask for $50 per couple. The one-time payment of $50 per couple helps cover the cost of hosting re|engage each week, as well as providing you and your spouse with a re|engage workbook to be used in your Closed Group. We never want the cost to be a prohibiting factor to you investing in your marriage. Please let us know if assistance is needed.

Q: What happens when we arrive at re|engage?

Times and format will be changing to allow for programming during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

At 6:45 P.M. on Thursdays, re|engage meets as a large group to worship and listen to a couple’s testimony or a teaching. At 7:15 P.M. re|engage breaks into smaller groups. There are Open Groups, and Closed Groups.

Q: What is an Open Group?

Times and format will be changing to allow for programming during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Open Group is a great place for you to begin pursuing oneness in your marriage and begin to work on yourself. After attending Open Group for a minimum of three times, and once you are committed to the process and a leader couple is ready, you will have the opportunity to participate in a closed group with 5-7 other couples.

 

As a newcomer (your first night), at close of Open Group, you will fill out an information card and learn more about the program and how it progresses.

Q: What is a Closed Group?

Once you get in a Closed Group, you will begin working through the curriculum which is rooted in Scripture, incorporating the 16 biblically-based lessons. These lessons will give you the tools needed to improve your relationship with God and your spouse. You will have a facilitator couple to walk with your group as you go through the re|engage journey. Your Closed Group journey will take you approximately 4 months to complete. The entire re|engage journey may take about 5-6 months.

Q: What happens if my spouse won’t attend?

If your spouse is unable or unwilling to attend, you are welcome to come to the large group and Open Group on your own. However, both the husband and wife need to be committed in order to join a Closed Group.

Q: Is there homework?

Yes. And this is where you’ll get the most impact! Each lesson has questions for you individually, then discussion time as a couple. This generally takes about 15-20 minutes each week, but allows extra time for some great discussion. The time required varies, but it is designed for minimal time commitment.

Q: My marriage is doing well. Can we benefit by attending re|engage?

Absolutely!! One of the most common comments from our leader couples who participated in our “pilot” was how much they benefited from and enjoyed the program in their own marriages, which were all “healthy” marriages. re|engage is a great place for couples to grow their marriage.

Q: I don’t know if I’ll have a marriage by the end of the month. Is re|engage a good place for us?

Absolutely!! There are many couples who have attended, or are attending, who are separated or divorced. While the outcome is based on the work each individual is willing to do to save their marriage, the platform provides a safe place to focus on what a healthy marriage should look like, and it provides some tools to help grow toward this goal.

Q: We don’t like spending time with each other anymore. Will we have to interact together?

While you will be in a small group together, each of you will be sharing about what you learn personally each week. However, there are some exercises that may require you to interact with each other throughout the process.

Q: I have no hope anymore. Is this a place where I can find hope?

Our prayer is that you will find hope that can come through allowing God to do a powerful work in you personally, and in your marriage. You can find hope through the numerous testimonies during our large group time from couples that are now thriving after overcoming significant challenges in their marriage. You can find hope in your Open Group and Closed Group of couples who are sharing their struggles and triumphs – most of which are common to all marriages. And you can definitely find hope from the scriptures that will be shared and studied during your time in re|engage.

Q: We have only been married for 6 months. Can we still come?

Absolutely!! In fact, participating in re|engage at this stage in your marriage is a great idea! The program will provide a strong foundation for your marriage.

Q: We are thinking about getting married (or are engaged). Is this ministry for us?

We suggest you elect to focus on marriage preparation through our premarital mentoring program. If you would like more information on the premarital mentoring program at RockPointe, please contact Brian and Edie Sanders at marriage@rpcstaff.org or go to rpc.fm/prepare for more information.

Q: Who do we contact if we have additional questions?

Email us with any other questions at reengage@rockpointechurch.org.

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