Re | engage FAQ
When and where does re|engage meet?
Re|engage currently meets every Sunday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Kids’ Center at Flint Baptist Church,
What is the origin of re|engage?
The program was launched at Watermark Community Church in September 2008 and has since expanded to other churches all over the DFW area and nationwide.
Who is the target audience of re|engage marriage ministry?
Re|engage is designed for any marriage, no matter the number of years a couple has been married. It’s design is to improve marriages at all stages. If you would rate your marriage a 2 and would like to see it reach 7 or 8, or you would rate your marriage a 7 and would like to see it get to a 10, Re|engage Marriage Ministry is for you. It’s primary purpose is to strenghten marriages.
What does a typical night at re|engage “look like?”
5:15 pm to 5:45 pm – Large Group Time (worship and testimony/teaching)
5:50 pm to 7:00 pm – Small Group Time (weekly discussion over weekly topic/lesson)
Will I be asked a lot of personal questions at re|engage?
There is no personal sharing required during the large group time. Though we encourage you to remain active in group discussion, any personal sharing during small group meeting is voluntary and at the participants comfort level.
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 of what is discussed in the group stays in the group. Re|enage facilitators are encouraged to operate under the direction of God’s Word in handling the information shared in the group. In order 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, and 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 and healing 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 goup 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.
Do you provide childcare?
Yes, we do provide childcare for children 0-12 years old at no additional cost. They can be dropped off in one of two locations at Flint Baptist Church. Birth – three years old in the Worship Center nursey. Four years old and up can be dropped off at the pre-K/kinder Welcome Desk inside the Kids’ Center.
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 are the topics of the weekly materials or lessons?
Some of the topics covered include: love, grace, humility, forgiveness, truth, communication, conflict, and intimacy.
What commitment do I have to make?
Each semester runs for approximately 16 weeks which matches the number of lessons in the curriculum. Once a couple signs up to participate in re|engage, it is important to attend weekly meetings to help further their growth in their own marriage as well as growth within their small group of 6 couples.
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 comes 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.
We are thinking about getting married (or are engaged). Is this ministry for us?
We suggest you elect to focus on marriage preparation through a pre-marital class. If you would like more information on the plan for pre-marital class at Flint Baptist, please contact our Family Pastor, Bro. Brian Hawkins at email@example.com.
For any other questions regarding re|engage, please contact Bro. Brian Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903)894-7649.