Living Marriage Weekend
February 27 8:30am - 4:00pm | St. Mark De Pere
About this Event
This event is a gift from us to you, a free opportunity to grow your marriage through Bible study, workshops, and worship.
You also have the opportunity to purchase one of our Marriage Builder Kits for $40, which include a table-top game for two, a make-at-home meal recipe, a photo scavenger hunt, a book, and other goodies.
Guest speakers for the weekend include Professor Dave Scharf from Martin Luther College, Pastor Ben Blumer from NorthCross Church in Lakeville, MN, and Him + Her Worship.
The weekend beings Saturday morning:
8:30-9:00 – Coffee time
9:00-9:30 – Bible Study on Psalm 1 with Brandon Steenbock
9:45-10:30 – Workshop Options
10:30-11:00 – Coffee time
11:00-11:45 – Workshop Options
11:45-1:15 – Lunch on your own (many local options)
1:15-2:00 – Music with Him + Her (more on them here)
2:00-2:45 – Workshop Options
3:00-4:00 – Keynote Address with Prof. Dave Scharf
5:00 PM Saturday; 9:00 & 10:30 AM Sunday – Worship with Him + Her and guest preacher Ben Blumer
Is there a digital option?
We are not providing a live digital option for the weekend event, but we will be filming some of the sessions, including the Bible Study and Keynote, and making them available online after the event.
Can I come even if I didn’t register?
We certainly want you to register ahead so we can be sure to plan space, but will welcome walk-ins on the day of the event.
Can I bring a friend couple?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it! We would love for you to use this as an opportunity to invite someone to grow with us at St. Mark.
Is food/coffee provided?
We will have coffee and refreshments in the morning, both before the day begins and during the break between workshop sessions. Lunch will be on your own, but there are plenty of local options within five to ten minutes of our location, both fast food and sit down.
What are the workshop options?
Each workshop session will have three options, but there will be different options each session, so choose carefully which will benefit you most as a couple. Workshops will last 45 minutes and will include both a presentation and plenty of time for discussion. We are still finalizing the workshops, so check back to this page later for a full list and descriptions.
What will be in the Marriage Builder Kit?
We have lots of good stuff in mind to put in the kits, and we want to keep some of those things a surprise. Each kit will have a table-top game for two, a marriage book, a make-at-home recipe guide for a date night in, conversation starters, a photo scavenger hunt for some exploration fun, and more. We think there’s a lot of fun in opening a curated box and being surprised by what’s inside, but we guarantee it will be worth the expense!