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Arlington

Monday
7:30 pm

Loudoun

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Tysons

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Citywide

Sunday 5:30 pm

Internet Campus

Saturday 6:30 pm Sunday 9:00 am 10:45 am 12:30 pm 5:30 pm

Arlington

Monday
7:30 pm

Loudoun

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Montgomery County

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Tysons

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Citywide

Sunday
5:30 pm

Internet Campus

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

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Preparing for Marriage

McLean Bible Church is committed to helping couples build marriages for a lifetime, and the Preparing for Marriage (PFM) course is designed to equip engaged couples with the principles and skills to do just that! You may attend any PFM class that is held prior to your wedding, and we encourage couples to take the session as early in the engagement as possible. 

Course Dates & Registration Fees

The Preparing for Marriage course is held two times per year and we encourage couples to enroll in the class as early into their engagement as possible.  Please note that the Preparing for Marriage course is for engaged couples only. 

We ask that couples miss no more than two sessions of the course. If you are unable to commit to the schedules listed below, please email preparingformarriage@mcleanbible.org to discuss your situation and possible alternatives.

This schedule is subject to change.

PFM Session FALL 2017

Registration Opens

June 1, 2017

Early Registration Closes*

August 1, 2017

Final Registration Closes*

August  26, 2017

Kick-off Session, 7-9pm 
 

September 13, 2017

Saturday Session, 9am - 3pm 
Mandatory Attendance

September 16, 2017

Wednesday Sessions, 7-9pm
 

September 20, 2017

September 27, 2017

October 4, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 18, 2017

October 25, 2017

November 1, 2017

Remarriage Sessions, 7-9pm

November 1, 2017

November 8, 2017

*Early Registration Fees: $225 per couple / $260 per couple - remarriage
*Final Registration Fees: $250 per couple / $295 per couple - remarriage  

Applications (both bride and groom) and registration fees must be received by the final registration date listed above to be registered for the course. Scholarship money is available for those needing financial assistance. Please click here to fill out a scholarship application. 

Course Structure

Each Preparing for Marriage course consists of the following components:

  • Wednesday Kick-off, 7-9pm (Dinner provided).
  • Saturday session (mandatory attendance in its entirety), 9am - 3pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided).
  • Seven consecutive Wednesday evening sessions, 7-9pm.
  • Coach involvement: You will be assigned a coach couple who will attend all class sessions with you. Your coach couple will also meet with you outside of regular class time to review the results of a premarital inventory called Prepare-Enrich. Beyond the class, your coach couple will continue to be available to you for ten months following the course. 
  • Two supplemental remarriage sessions for couples who are entering a remarriage.

As outlined above, the PFM class consists of both classroom instruction as well as meetings with a coach couple. You will meet your coach couple during the first PFM session. They will walk through the class with you and will also stay in contact with you for ten months following the class to provide prayer and encouragement as you enter this new stage of your life.  

Class Topics

The PFM class will help you discover:

  • God's Design for Marriage
  • Art of Communication
  • Understanding Anger & Resolving Conflict
  • Roles in Marriage
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Financial Matters
  • Changes in Relationships & Connecting in the Body of Christ

 

 

Date Start/End 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Day and Time 
Wednesdays
7-9pm
Saturday (Mandatory Session)
9am - 3pm
Location (Room) 
Tysons Community Room C
Campus Location 
Tysons
Registration Information
Registration Open Dates 
June 1, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Cost 
Early Registration: $225 per couple / $260 per couple - remarriage; After August 1, 2017 Registration: $250 per couple / $295 per couple - remarriage
The Bride and Groom must each fill out an application. Please note that as we only need payment for the course once, only the Bride's application has the option for payment. The Groom's application does not require payment.
Contact 
Alexis Baloy
Childcare Options 
Childcare is not provided

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