Four times a year husbands and wives meet with other couples in various stages of life to explore different aspects of marriage. The sessions are called marriage coaching. Marriage coaching is an intentional and proactive approach to re-focus on positives in your relationship. Marriage coaching is not a lecture. It is not marriage counseling or group therapy. It is not a seminar or conference. It is not a place where you will be forced to share your deepest secrets. Quite simply, it isa Biblically-based marriage maintenance model that can revolutionize your relationship. Couples in their 20s to couples in their 80s are involved in Grace Marriage groups and have been greatly blessed by participating!
Who can attend?
Any married couple may attend. A couple does not have to be a member of our church to participate.
When are the sessions held?
2020 dates are February 8th, May 2nd, August 15thand November 14th. Sessions will be held at the Mayfair building from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Your meal and snacks are included. Participation requires making a commitment to attend all four sessions.
Who will we be with?
You will be in a group with your spouse as well as other couples who want their marriage to grow. Ten couples, plus a trained facilitator couple, will walk through the day’s material together. Spouses will have personal time together throughout the day to privately discuss the topics addressed. Groups will have mixed ages. Newly marrieds as well as couples who have been married for decades will be involved. Remember, Grace Marriage is about spending time with your spouse, not about being with close friends. Although you will get to know others in your group better, the purpose is to spend time with your husband/wife and focus on your marriage.
What about childcare?
Grace Marriage coaching sessions last 6 ½ hours. That is a long time for children to be at the church building, even if they have activities. We believe that most children would be happier in their own home or with family/friends they know. We also want to give couples freedom to focus on each other without feeling the need to check on the kids if they are just down the hallway. For these reasons the use of childcare outside the church is recommended. Consider the coaching days as an extended date – time for just the two of you.
If you are in need of childcare for the day the we will be offering a childcare option provided at the building at a minor cost. The youth group will be the ones in charge of the childcare at the building and the cost will go toward their mission money. Ages 4 and up…
What does it cost?
What does a normal date night cost if you go out to eat and see a movie, or if you go to a ballgame or concert? $75? $100? More? The cost for four daysof marriage coaching, including all materials, snacks, and dinner is just $320 per couple for the year. That is less than $1 a day for a year. We encourage you to consider your participation fee as an investment in your marriage. What a great Christmas, birthday, or anniversary gift.
How do we sign up?
Go online at mayfair.org and click the “Grace Marriage ” picture scrolling on the opening page or go to Connect on the Mayfair website click “Grace Marriage” tab for more information and sign up link a the bottom of the page.
You may also sign up at a table on Sundays until January 5thin the upstairs adult hallway wing or downstairs just outside the mission corner.
How do we pay?
You may pay on the church website by following the sign up link above and paying through paypal or by check at the Grace Marriage signup table.
An “early bird” discounted rate of $320 if paid in full by December 15. … or 50% paid on or before December 15th remaining 50% paid by January 5th.
Sign up after December 15thand the rate goes up to $330.
Is there a deadline?
Yes. Participants must be registered by 8:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 5th. We are expecting our groups to be full. Don't hesitate - go online and sign up today. 150 couples is our max limit for this year.