Marriage Matters



Your Marriage Matters.  It matters to us, your neighbors, your family, your kids and God.  We want to encourage you as you and your spouse seek holiness in your marriage.  We desire for you to know God's design for your marriage and your role as a husband and wife.  In addition, we hope to provide you with opportunities for you to connect, grow, learn and laugh with each other alongside other couples doing the same.  Our prayer is for your marriage to be so rooted in the gospel that others will find Jesus in the way you love each other.

Surprise Dinner Square.jpg

surprise dinner

WED, MAY 29 & SAT, JUNE 1 @ 6:15PM

Need a night off from cooking? Want to get to know some pretty awesome couples? We’ve got the perfect evening planned for you! All you have to do is sign up and we’ll take care of the rest. Here’s how it works: you sign up for one of the nights, we pair you with a host couple, send you their address, and then you show up not knowing who you’re having dinner with. It sounds like the beginning of a horror movie or one awesome night of fun and adventure!

  • FREE

  • sizes of groups will depend on the host’s dining table size so yet another surprise

  • no babysitting provided

The Quest Square.jpg

the quest

SAT, JUN 29 6:00-8:00 PM in the lobby and around town

Need some adventure in your marriage? The Quest is the perfect date night that will push you to mix things up, get out of your comfort zone and be silly together! Groups of couples will venture out together in a vehicle of their own after receiving instructions and a list of tasks to complete. Points are assigned to each task. Couples will work together for an hour to complete as many tasks as possible and take photos as documentation. Teams of couples must report in the lobby by 7:30 PM to avoid disqualification. Couples can snack and swap stories with each other as points and documentation are verified. The team with the most points wins!

You may sign up as a couple and we’ll put you with a team or you can put your own team together. Teams can be 2-3 couples depending on which vehicle you’re choosing to take.

  • $10 per couple

  • babysitting provided ($5 per family)

  • Sign up ends June 23

Float Trip Square.jpg


July 20 at Huzzah Valley Resort (970 E, MO-8, Steelville, MO 65565)

Rise and shine bright and early on a Saturday morning to partake in this adventure with us!  We promise you, it will be totally worth it!

Arrive at Forum at 6:15 AM to pack your stuff in the trailer and load into a van.  We'll leave promptly at 6:30 AM to arrive at The Huzzah Valley Resort around 9:00.  We'll spend the day floating/racing with group shore stops to do raft runs, slides, and jousting!  You'll definitely remember this trip with all the hilarity that is sure to happen.  We'll eat dinner at Los Arcos in Rolla before we head back.

Please pack a lunch, drinks, snacks, and other items you'd like to have on the river along with money for dinner.

  • Cost is $60 per couple (covers floating cost only).

Midway Square.jpg

Midway golf & games

SAT, AUG 24 @ 7 PM at 5500 W Van Horn Tavern Rd, Columbia, Missouri 65203

Enjoy us for a casual evening of fun and games. Midway Golf & Games has putt putt golf, go karts, a driving range and free yard games to take part in. There’s no sign up required and you can decide last minute to join us. There’s no schedule and plan in place either. Simply show up, meet some other couples, group up and do as many activities as you’d like to do or just hang out and get to know some other great couples.

Axe House Square.jpg


SEPT at The Axe House

A fun night of trying something new as we take turns launching axes, hatchets, knives and ninja stars at our spouses…just kidding, our target will be a wall of wood instead. It will be a night full of adventure!

Stay tuned for more details and sign up…

Out of the Dust.jpg

out of the dust


Chris and Stephanie are the husband and wife duo, Out of the Dust, who began and continue their lives just outside of Nashville, TN. Their story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption is woven deep into the fabric of their music. 

After growing up in church and marrying young, like so many young men, Chris slowly and quietly lost all faith in God during college. Even while slipping deeper into drugs and every other whim of his heart, he secretly managed an alter ego for years around church friends, family, and even Stephanie. Finally, everything surfaced one Thursday night in January 2010 as Stephanie’s life unraveled before her eyes. Their young marriage quickly collapsed in divorce as Chris walked away from God, friends, and everything he had built with Stephanie. What happened next can’t be called anything other than a miracle. His independence very rapidly found him in the most desperate and heartsick place of his life, and it was there that he was shown the depth of his selfishness and pride. Incredibly, in just over a year, God mended their hearts, restored their marriage, and still continues to breathe new life into their story today. The passion they share is to tell of God’s beautiful and majestic redemption through music that is stirring, thoughtful, and uniquely their own. 

Stay tuned for more details and sign up…

Game Night Square.jpg

game night

SAT, NOV 9 @ 6:00 PM in the lobby

Join us for a relaxed evening teaming up and facing off with other couples. We’ll have a variety of games set up for you to enjoy throughout the evening. Simply sign up & bring a finger food to share with everyone.

The kids will also enjoy a game night of their own. Childcare is $5 per family. Children must be registered by Monday, November 4.

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
— Ecclesiastes 4:12: