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Reconnect | Reignite | Resurrect

YOUR MARRIAGE

re|engage offers hope to marriages

Would you rate your marriage as a 2 or a 10?  Maybe even a 0?  You are not alone.  Whether your marriage needs to be reignited or is in need of a complete resurrection, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect.

 

 

 

 

Watch the welcome video.

 

 

 

 

FUTURE DATES

WINTER 2017

Newcomer Weeks – January 7 & 14

Session runs from January 14 – May 13

WINTER 2017

Newcomer Weeks – April 8 & 15

Session runs from April 15 – August 5

WINTER 2017

Newcomer Weeks – July 8 & 15

Session runs from July 15 – November 4

FAQ

When and where does Re|Engage meet?

Re|engage meets every Sunday night from 6:00-7:30pm at Sumner Family Church (1400 Silver St, Sumner, WA 98390).

What is the origin of Re|Engage?

The program was launched at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX in September 2008 and has since expanded to other churches in the DFW area and nationwide. Open Life Church and Sumner Family Church want to help marriages and this is the best way we have found to do so.

 

What does a typical night at Re|Engage “look like”?

The format of the night is as follows:

  • 6:00pm-6:20pm – Large Group Time (worship and testimony/teaching)
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm – Small Group Time (different options)
    • 1st Night: Newcomers Group
    • 2nd Night (and following): Open Group

Closed Group: When/if you and your spouse decide to join a small group, we’ll put you in a group with 4-5 other couples and a facilitator couple, and you’ll work through a Re|Engage participant’s guide with 16 lessons together. Once this group starts, you can expect it to last 16 weeks.

 

Will I be asked a lot of personal questions at Re|Engage?

There is no personal sharing required during the large group meeting. Though we encourage you to remain active in group discussion, any personal sharing during the small group meetings is voluntary.

 

How do I know that what I share at Re|Engage will be kept confidential? Will it be a safe place to share?

We believe that scripture calls us to refrain from gossip and we ask all participants and facilitators to adhere to the guidelines that what is discussed in the group stays in the group. Re|Engage facilitators are encouraged to operate under the direction of God’s Word in handling the information shared in the group. To provide a safe environment, the facilitators have committed to not share information about others outside the group except in the event of the threat of physical, emotional or spiritual injury, then to be dealt with under the guidance of Re|Engage staff.

 

Can I be honest with people about what is going on in our marriage?

Our prayer is that you will feel safe to share within your small group. We find that the more authentic and transparent couples can be with others, the more they find hope, healing, and oneness within their marriage.

Is Re|Engage marriage counseling?

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 a Biblically-based curriculum, is where God works to grow and resurrect marriages.

 

Do you provide child care?

Yes, we do provide childcare for children 0-11 years old at no cost. They can be dropped off at the Kids Wing behind the church, before Re|Engage large group, and must be picked up by 7:35pm. You will get out of the group in time for this.

 

Can I just come and visit, or do I have to commit to something?

Until you join a closed group, there is no commitment necessary. Your first night you will join us at 6:00pm for a large group time of music and a teaching or testimony, and then you will go to the newcomer’s group. The newcomer’s group is a great place for you to hear more about the heart and history behind Re|Engage, and give you a chance to ask any questions that you might have.

 

How much time each week outside of the meeting is required to be part of Re|Engage?

Completion of the curriculum will take approximately 15-20 minutes each week. The time required will vary, but it is designed for minimal time commitment.

 

What commitment do I have to make?

Once you join a closed group, working through the Re|Engage curriculum will require a 3-month commitment. This is the time in which the group is working through the curriculum together.

 

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

We suggest you elect to focus on marriage preparation through pre-marital coaching during this time.  If you would like more information on the pre-marital coaching, please contact Thad Huff at thadh@openlife.church or Mike Price at mike@sumnerfamilychurch.com.

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.

 

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.

 

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

Our prayer is that you will find hope that can come through allowing God to do a mighty work within your marriage.

 

My marriage is doing well. Can we benefit by attending Re|Engage?

Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or is in need of a complete resurrection, Re|Engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect.

 

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.

 

For any other questions regarding Re|Engage?

Please contact Open Life Re|Engage at reengage@openlife.church.