What type of commitment is required for these groups?
The best foundation groups get together 4-6 times per month. They meet twice per month in the home of the leader couple to walk through the curriculum and then 2-4 additional times each month for accountability, social connection and service. At the very least, you will need to plan on this being a weekly commitment.
What type of curriculum do you go through in a foundation group?
The curriculum is put in place as a guide for your group, but it is not meant to restrict your group from traveling outside of the set curriculum to discuss the day to day issues that come up as newly married couples. Here is a general overview of what is covered:
- Biblical view of marriage
- Communication & Conflict
- Finances & Stewardship
- Physical Intimacy
Where do foundation groups meet?
Foundation groups meet in the home of the mentor couple. If you have children, you will be responsible for child care as it is not provided for each foundation group since all of them meet off site.
How do I join a foundation group?
To attend kickoff or to be placed in a group you will first need to complete the membership process:
Step 1: Discover Watermark
Step 3: Serve
We will explain more about serving at Discover and Commit, but feel free to look through all the serving options here.
To attend the kickoff, our expectation is that you will have completed membership classes, written & verbal testimony, and have an area of service.
What's the difference between Married Formation and the Foundation Group Kickoff? Do I need to attend both?
While Married Formation is also for married couples who want to join a community group, the Foundation Group Kickoff is for couples who have been married less than 3 years. It is only one day, while Married Formation is multiple weeks in a row. It is a requirement to attend either Married Formation or the Kickoff in order to be in a community group, but you do not need to attend both.
If you've already been in a Foundation Group but you've been married less than three years, please attend Married Formation to join a community group or add to a current one.