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Together: Preparation for Marriage

Together, our premarital ministry at Shades, is designed to provide engaged couples an opportunity to prepare for marriage in the context of community. Together will walk you through common opportunities and challenges in marriage from a biblical perspective.

Class dynamics include…

  • large group, topic-based teaching
  • individual counseling session for each couple
  • weekly, topic-oriented homework
  • an arsenal of helpful resources

The spring session of Together will be delivered via Zoom. The class will meet four Sunday afternoons from 2:30-4:30:  April 19, April 26, May 3, and May 17. Course content will be shared digitally. Sign up here.

Please contact Chad Cossiboom for more information.


Sunday School

We know it can be easy to get lost in the mix at a large church. Sunday School is where we make the big, small. Getting involved with a Sunday School class is the best way to find community at Shades.

Nearly/Newlywed Sunday School:

Offered at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., these classes are for engaged couples or for those who are newly married. This class concentrates on building a healthy, biblical marriage and utilizes the Foundations of Marriage curriculum. The class material is worked through every 9 months, so these classes are not meant to be permanent. Once you have gone through the curriculum once or twice (9-18 months) it is best to transition into one of the Married Young Adult classes.

For more details about the 8:00 a.m. class, contact John Collier; or, for the 11:00 a.m. class, contact Paul Brown.