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I'm dating

In a serious dating relationship? We encourage you to join the Couple Mentoring Programme where a more experienced couple mentor will journey with you and encourage you 

COUPLE MENTORING

As part of laying strong foundations for your relationship, we will match you with a married couple mentor to journey with the both of you. These couple mentors are spiritually mature couples from Bartley and they are certified Prepare Enrich Facilitators and trained by Bridging Hearts and the Marriage Mentoring Academy.

Couples Mentoring FAQs

1. How long is the mentoring relationship?


A commitment of at least 6 months to a year. You are encouraged to meet for a year and thereafter to review your mentoring relationship




2. How often do we have to meet?


The frequency of meetings can be worked out between you and your mentor as your schedule permits. We do encourage you to meet your couple mentor at least once a month.




3. What do we do in a mentoring session?


You will first complete your Prepare Enrich Assessment before meeting your mentor. Thereafter, your mentor will walk you through your Prepare Enrich report in each session and you will have an accompanying Prepare Enrich workbook.

Topics that will be covered in your Prepare Enrich sessions can include communication, personal stress profile, conflict resolution, financial management, spiritual beliefs, marriage expectations, couple & family maps, personality profile etc.




4. What is expected of me as a mentee?


• Be committed to the relationship and make time for meet-up. • Be open to share and allow your mentor into your lives. • Be open to receive from your mentor and apply what you have learned.




5. Will what I shared be kept confidential?


Yes, we believe it is important to keep the sharing confidential. This is done out of love and respect, and to build a safe relationship. The exceptions are when there are matters pertaining to physically harming yourself or harming others, or where crime is involved. When there is a need for others to come in so as to better help you, your mentor will check in with you.




6. Is the couple mentoring open to couples from other churches or non-Christians?


The marriage mentoring program is only open to members of Bartley and who are Christians.





 
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I'm getting
married

By God’s design, marriage is a sacred union of lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. We want to prepare you well to flourish in your marriage and glorify God through the marriage preparation course

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

This 5 session course is designed to help couples prepare well for a lifelong marriage centred in God. 

Besides the lessons, couples will be assigned marriage mentors who will walk them through the Prepare-Enrich Assessment. Couples will also be attached to Kingdom Jewels (Children Ministry) for 2 Sundays to learn how to interact and handle children.

Couples intending to be married by Bartley Christian Church are required to attend and complete this course 1 to 2 years before their marriage. For an overview of the Wedding Application Process, please click here.

Topics Covered:

  • A Biblical Perspective on Marriage

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

  • Role Differentiation & Relation to In-Laws

  • Financial Management

  • Biblical Sexuality & The Sex Talk

  • Wedding Preparations

Date for 2021 Run:

7 August, 6.30-10.00pm

14 August, 4.00-6.00pm (zoom)

10, 17 September, 8.00-10.00pm (zoom) 

25 September, 6.30-10.00pm

Venue:

Course will be conducted face to face and via ZOOM.

$130 per couple (members)

$160 per couple (non-members)

Limited to 10 Couples

Registration is Closed (Full)

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Marriage Preparation Course FAQs

1. What happens if I miss a class?


You will be required to attend a make-up class for the topic you have missed. Please note that you may only miss one class (with valid reasons) in the entire course or you would have to retake the course the following year. We strongly encourage you to plan your schedule well and not miss any classes.




2. How long is my course certificate valid for?


Upon completion, you will receive a course certificate which is valid for 2 years. You may then submit your wedding application. A recourse is required if you did not apply for your wedding within 2 years of completing the course.




3. Can I join the course if I am not a member of Bartley?


Yes you may. Please note that you will be placed on a waiting list upon registration. Two weeks before the course commence, we will inform you if there are available vacancies.





WEDDING APPLICATION

Please read Bartley's Wedding Policy if you intend to be married by the church and/or to use the church to hold your wedding. Thereafter, please submit the Wedding Application Form to family@bartley.org.sg. Submission should reach us at least 6 months prior to your wedding date.