Marriage Ministry Training Conference
Dallas - July 17 & 18, 2013
Can't make it in July? The tentative dates for our next MMTC are October 23 & 24, 2013
Groups of three or more, register here.
Individuals, register here.
Watermark Community Church will be hosting a marriage ministry training conference for all church leaders (staff and lay leaders) who would like to get an inside look at working marriage ministry models. Whether you don’t know where to begin your marriage ministry, would like to improve what you are already doing, or would like to revitalize your church marriage ministry, then come join us.
On July 17 & 18, you will have access to church marriage practitioners, connect with other church marriage ministry leaders, and walk away with the resources and tools needed to start or greatly improve your church’s marriage ministry. This conference will help you develop and implement a comprehensive marriage ministry. Components will include:
- Exposure to and explanation of Watermark’s strategy to prepare, establish, and enrich marriages.
- Training to implement Re|Engage, Foundation Groups, and Merge
- Experience Merge, Watermark’s Premarital Class
- Experience Re|Engage, Watermark’s ministry for all married couples for enrichment and crisis
- Access to Watermark’s marriage ministry staff and key ministry leaders
- Access to all of our resources, including documents, processes, and leader training materials
If you’re expecting or looking for slick presentations and programs, thorough research and correlation studies, or perfectly edited and packaged materials, then this conference may not be for you. If, however, you are looking for a real, live church marriage ministry model, hundreds of stories of life change, and access to resources and marriage ministry staff, then we’d love to see you on July 17 and 18 at Watermark Community Church for our marriage ministry conference. We will also open up some time on Friday morning, July 19, for all interested in meeting with anyone else on our staff.
Here is what past attendees have to say about the conference:
“One of the biggest ‘white spaces’ on the missional map of the church is helping marriages and relationships thrive—both in the church and in the community. But precious few churches really know what to do to build healthy and growing marriages. Watermark’s Marriage Ministry Training Conference is a motivational, practical, and scalable approach to church-based marriage ministry. You will come away with a vision and a plan.” - Eric Swanson, Leadership Network, Co-author of the Externally Focused Church and To Transform a City
"Watermark Church is leading a revolution in marriage ministry. Their Merge, Foundation Groups, and ReEngage ministries have much more than an excellent Biblically-based curriculum. They are a model to transform how the church starts, encourages, and breaths new life into marriages. We are excited to be apart of this revolution and highly encourage any church looking to revitalize their marriage ministry to attend the conference." - Kate & Brad Aldrich of One Flesh Marriage, www.onefleshmarriage.com
“To catch the vision, and to understand and appreciate what they are doing, actually attending Watermark’s Marriage Ministry Training Conference is second only to participating in their entire curriculum. We’ll be sending team members to the next conference, and if you attend, I am certain you will be glad that you did.” - Terry Melle, Pastor of Marriage Ministry, Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, TX
"When looking to take our marriage ministries to the next level, 12Stone looked to Watermark because we knew we would find more than information, but also experienced partners who are passionate to see marriages reignited through the power of God's word and Spirit." - Tim Armitage, 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA
- $75 per person, $60 per person for groups of three or more individuals. (After July 10, registration cost will be increased per person by $10.)
- Covers all materials and resources
- Wednesday – lunch and dinner, Thursday – lunch and dinner, plus snacks throughout
Schedule (subject to change):
Wednesday, july 17
8 a.m. – Check In & Registration
9 - 10 a.m. – Session 1 – Conference Overview | John McGee & Susan Cox
10:15 a.m. - 12 – Session 2 – Watermark Marriage Ministry Overview | John McGee & Todd Wagner
12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch
1 - 2 p.m. – Session 3 – Watermark’s Premarital Ministry | Scott Kedersha
2:10 - 3:10 p.m. – Session 4 – Watermark’s Newly Married Ministry | Lance Sisco
3:20 - 4:20 p.m. – Session 5 – Watermark’s re|engage Ministry | John McGee
5:30 p.m. - Merge Leader Meeting or re|engage Leader Meeting
6:30 p.m. – Merge (pre-marital class) or re|engage
7:45 p.m. - Q&A: All Things Day 1
Thursday, july 18
9 - 9:45 a.m. – Session 6 – Events to Enrich Marriages | Scott Kedersha
9:45 - 11:40 a.m. – Session 7 – re|engage Overview 1 | John McGee & the re|engage team
11:40 a.m. - noon – Session 8 - What do we do from here? | John McGee
12 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 - 3 p.m. – Session 9 – re|engage Overview 2 & 3 | John McGee & the re|engage team
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. – Session 10 – Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Leaders | John McGee
4:15 - 5 p.m. – Wrap Up & Q&A
Learn more about Watermark's location by clicking here.
Parking will be available in the lots directly south and west of the worship center.
Questions? Email Bethany Phillip.