Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Nearly-wed Class

By Diana Davis

It's that time of year -- weddings, weddings everywhere! If your church is serious about ministering to young adults, here's a fresh idea: Plan a seminar spanning six to eight weeks titled "It Takes Three" for engaged or newlywed couples every spring and fall.

The class meets during the Sunday School or small group hour in an attractive, easy-to-find room of the church. A consistent leadership team hosts, mentors, promotes and plans the seminar, but the Bible teacher changes weekly.

Prayerfully select several church members to prepare and present a relevant Bible class about an assigned topic, such as communication, intimacy, commitment, parenting and praying together. Instructors are respected couples or individuals. Their purpose is to teach God’s basic principles for marriage, using the Bible, multiple handouts and visuals, current technology and personal testimony.