Marriage & Pre Marriage Courses & Events

Here at Grace Vineyard Church, we are passionate about every couple moving towards a healthy and thriving relationship.


These are currently four courses & events available!


· The Pre-Marriage Course

· The Marriage Course

· Prepare & Enrich

· Soulmates

If you are wanting to look at other resources such as marriage/relationship specific books, video courses and/or additional support (immediate or long term) in this area, then please email us at pastoralcare@grace.org.nz.

 

Please Note: We want to ensure every couple heading towards marriage has been set up well for the lifelong commitment that marriage is. If you are wanting one of our team to take your wedding then we will need you to complete both the Pre Marriage Course and Prepare & Enrich.

 

For more information or to register for an event or course, see below. Alternatively, you can register by emailing info@grace.org.nz or calling +64 3 379 8463

The Pre Marriage Course

Taking time to intentionally grow in your relational skills as you prepare for marriage is both essential and fun! Preparing for Marriage is a 5-week course and covers topics such as: 

 

· Communicating effectively 

· Resolving conflict 

· Meeting emotional needs 

· Building a friendship 

· Developing a sexual relationship 

· Determining roles.  

  

This engaging course is hosted by one of our trained couples and the content is enlightening and enjoyable.  

  

We run multiple of these courses a year. To register your interest for the next one, click below!

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course is a seven-session course set in a lovely atmosphere with hot drinks and supper at a romantic table for two. There is no group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.  

  

A healthy relationship doesn’t happen by chance, it takes effort and dedication. No matter how long you’ve been married, everyone can learn how to make their marriage better! The Marriage course is a 7-week course and covers topics such as: 

 

· Building Strong Foundations 

· The art of communication 

· Resolving conflict 

· The power of forgiveness 

· The impact of family 

· Good sex 

· Loving in difficult times.  

 

The Marriage Course runs every year in term three. To register your interest, click below.

Prepare & Enrich

Prepare & Enrich is a very effective ministry for supporting and equipping both those in marriages and those preparing for marriage. 

As a couple, you will each complete a questionnaire about your relationship. The questionnaire is tailored to your stage of relationship and specific relationship dynamics such as pre-marital, married, blended family, etc.   

   

The results are then generated into a report that will allow for you as a couple to celebrate what is going well while also looking at where you can grow in your connection with each other.

 

You will then be paired up with a married couple who are trained facilitators. They will meet with you for several sessions (around 4 to 6 sessions) to coach and support both of you through the process of growing your relationship.  

   

You can do Prepare & Enrich all year round, so click the button below to register! 

Soulmates

Soulmates is Matt and Belinda Stott's brand new marriage seminar, created to give couples an enjoyable night out that enhances their relationship. 


Expect a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of humour, and yummy supper.


It's not all fun and games though, as a variety of vital relationship topics will be presented too, including: 

·   How to listen so that your partner feels heard 

·   Emotional Validation 

·   Celebrating Differences 

·   Languages of Apology 

·   StrengthsFinder 

·   Marriage as a Team 

·   Resource recommendations


Keep an eye out for the next Soulmates marriage seminar. We'll release the dates here and on our social media.

Bless you and your relationship!