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The Pre-Marriage Course is designed for people who are contemplating marriage (and/or planning to get married at Bloomingdale Church). The five-week course is much like a date night and fulfills a requirement for those who would like to be married at our church. The five sessions are: Communication, Commitment, Resolving Conflict, Keeping Love Alive, Shared Goals and Values
The Marriage Course is for couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship. Some couples take the course to invest in their relationship, others need more urgent help. Either way, the course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong. The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.
On The Pre/Marriage Course, you are seated at your own table for two. Each session consists of food and drink, a practical talk and a time for private discussion between you and your partner. Background music ensures that you can chat in complete privacy. You never share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.
Over seven sessions, the course will help you to:
Understand each other’s needs
Communicate more effectively
Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
Recover from the ways you may have hurt each other
Recognize how your upbringing affects your relationship
Improve relationships with parents and in-laws
Develop greater sexual intimacy
Discover each other’s “love language” and much, much more….
On Wednesday nights, your kids can attend Awana Club too. Kids (age 0 – 6th grade)enjoy fun with friends, playing organized gym games, singing, learning values, and earning awards. Kids participate in age-specific groups: Puggles (age 2), Cubbies (ages 3-5), Sparks (K-1st-2nd), T&T (3rd-4th), or PAK (5th-6th). Kids are safely checked in and out. Dedicated volunteers invest in each child. Club shirt, book, bag, and awards included with $25 supplies fee.
Are you rushing around only to be late half the time and have dirty dishes to clean up once you get home? Why not eat a home-cooked meal with your family here at Bloomingdale Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-6:55PM, and stay for one of the great courses offered below? The dinner is free and delicious. We are offering some healthy choices and there is nothing to clean up. We do this because Jesus said, “freely you have received, freely give.”
The Alpha Course covers the most important matters of life: Who is Jesus? Who is the Holy Spirit? How does God guide a person? How can I resist evil? Alpha runs from in the fall and winter/spring, from 6:30PM dinner through 8:25PM.
The Marriage Course is for not only married couples but for those who are engaged or living together. The setting is a romantic candlelit dinner for two. Curtis & Danielle W are the leaders. The Marriage Course runs in the fall and winter/spring from 6:30PM dinner through 8:25PM. This class meets in the lower level of the office building north side of the parking lot. Cost is $6.50 for the workbook.
Financial Peace University, also known as the Dave Ramsey course, runs for nine weeks in length from 6:30PM dinner through 8:25PM. Ken & Valerie K are the leaders who have taught over 200 people in our church how to handle their finances God’s way. The only cost is for materials.