Overview: Marriage Care University | MCU
The marriage care ministry of Discovery Church is fondly referred to as the “Marriage Care University” (MCU).
The Marriage Care University offers a 12-week semester in the Spring and Fall of each year. Within each semester several courses are offered to encourage and support your marital relationship.
Each course is created to be a fun, interactive, and thoughtful experience for you and your spouse. Each week you will gather with other couples to explore the course content and to make personal application to your marriage. At the end of each session you will be given a homework assignment that will help you implement the very content you explored in your group. Then, when you return the following week you will have an opportunity to share the ups and downs of that week’s assignment with the rest of the group.
MCU courses are designed to help you “do better” not just “know more”. It is our goal to help you build healthy patterns and behaviors that will strengthen your marriage. That is the intent of each weekly homework assignment.
MCU is offered in the Spring (March) and in the Fall (September) of each year. If you and your spouse are interested in attending, you must complete an MCU application (see below). Upon completing and returning of the application each couple will then be informed if they have been accepted into the upcoming season.
Overview: Preparing For Marriage | PFM
Are you engaged to be married? Are you looking for wisdom and direction as you prepare for this life-changing commitment? Do you want to build a marriage that will last a lifetime?
Preparing for Marriage is Discovery Church’s group environment devoted to helping couples prepare for their upcoming marriage. Each week you’ll meet with several other couples that are seeking to ready themselves for one of the most important life decisions one can make.
This MCU course has been designed to provide you with an inspiring, interactive, enjoyable, and challenging growth experience. This course utilizes materials written by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. The Parrott’s have been guest speakers on Oprah, CBS This Morning, CNN, The View,” in USA Today and The New York Times. They have authored several books one of which is entitled, “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts”. This is the material used for our course. This material addresses seven fundamental questions you should ask of yourself and your eventual mate.
Each week you’ll gather with your group to watch a DVD session that coincides with your book and workbook. It is expected that you come to group each week having completed the exercise in your work book and having read the assigned chapter in the book. Having completed your weekly assignments you’ll gather with your group to enjoy a conversation regarding that element of the material. It is our hope that your experience with us prepares you to enjoy all that the Father intended when He created this amazing institution called marriage.
If you complete the course you will be provided with a certificate that you can submit to the Orange County Marriage License office. Doing so will provide you with a discount when you apply for your marriage license.
Our Fall semester begins across all 3 campuses in September. Contact your specific campus for the start date and the curriculum being offered.
Have a questions or interested in joining?
If you’d like to register for this group, please register by using the link below and feel free contact us with any additional questions.