re|engage Training Conference in Chicago, IL


Watermark Community Church, in partnership with Wheaton Bible Church in West Chicago, IL, will be hosting a re|engage training conference for any church leaders (staff and lay leaders) who would like to get an inside look at how to enrich and restore marriages in your church.

Re|engage is a marriage ministry that was started in 2008 at Watermark and has grown to serve 240+ churches, including Wheaton.

This conference will allow you to:

  • Hear the heart and vision of the ministry
  • Learn the mechanics of how it works
  • Explore the options for how to launch it in your church
  • Experience the ministry first-hand by participating in Wheaton's program
  • Obtain access to program materials and take home copies of the curriculum

Leaders from both Watermark and Wheaton are committed to making this training conference incredibly helpful for your church, so whether you don't know where to begin with marriage ministry or would like to improve what you are already doing, come join us!

For more information about re|engage, click here.

P.S. For churches already offering re|engage, this conference will provide you the opportunity to expose your leaders to the ministry vision, network with other church leaders interested in marriage ministry, and see how the program looks in another setting. Plus, two tracks of content will be offered so there is something for everyone, even experienced leaders. We hope you will join us!


The conference officially runs from 12:00-8:30 PM on Monday, September 24th, and from 8:00-11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 25th. Track 1 primarily targets churches new to re|engage while Track 2 is for more experienced re|engage leaders.

Monday, September 24th:

  • 12:00 PM: Registration opens
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch (no formal programming during lunch)
  • 1:00-2:30 PM: Introduction - re|engage Vision and History
  • 2:30-3:00 PM: Break
  • 3:00-4:00 PM:
    • Track 1: Program Design and Mechanics, Part 1
    • Track 2: Helping Couples Survive an Affair
  • 4:00-4:15 PM: Break
  • 4:15-5:15 PM:
    • Track 1: Program Design and Mechanics, Part 2
    • Track 2: Small Group Best Practices
  • 5:30-6:20 PM: Leader dinner and training with the lay and staff leaders
  • 6:30-7:15 PM: re|engage Large Group
  • 7:15-8:30 PM: Open Groups for conference participants hosted by Watermark and Wheaton leaders

Tuesday, September 25th:

  • 8:00 AM: Light Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 AM: Debrief the evening
  • 9:00-10:00 AM:
    • Track 1: Implementation Risks and Challenges
    • Track 2: Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Leaders
  • 10:00-10:15 AM: Break
  • 10:15-11:15 AM:
    • Track 1: How to Launch re|engage in Your Church
    • Track 2: Handling Common Pastoral Care Situations
  • 11:15-11:30 AM: Where Do We Go from Here?
  • 11:30 AM: Conference Ends


The conference is $50 per person and includes lunch and dinner on Monday, light breakfast on Tuesday, snacks, conference book, and a copy of the curriculum.

Register here


Wheaton Bible Church

27W500 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185

Should you choose to stay overnight, Wheaton Bible Church has a special rate of $99 at the Hampton Inn located at 205 W North Avenue, Carol Stream, IL (phone: 630-681-9200). To get the special rate, simply mention "Wheaton Bible Church" while making the reservation.