Engaged Couples Working With A Facilitator, Clergy, or Sponsor Couple
The engaged couple has an initial meeting (live or remote) with their facilitator(s) that will accompany them through the preparation process. In this initial meeting, they review the course contents included in Living Our Faith in Love and agree on a schedule to work through it.
For example, everyone agrees to reconvene every Sunday evening for 4-6 weeks. In between each meeting, the engaged couple works through a couple segments of the course. This way, when they reconvene with their facilitator(s), they come to the table already having digested the course content. They watched videos, completed exercises, and filled out His & Hers Discussion Guides.
This method sets everyone up for a true “ministry of accompaniment” in an efficient manner that respects the time being volunteered by facilitators. Prior to each weekly meeting, the engaged couple already put in the work of learning on their own time, allowing facilitators to serve as mentors, not teachers.