When you get engaged, your life suddenly gets really busy, consumed with all the details, joy, chaos, and stress of planning a wedding. But don't forget to plan for married life after the wedding. Merge is a pre-marital program, helping seriously dating couples and recently engaged couples improve their relationship and develop more intimacy and resiliency. In Merge, you will address potential relational barriers before your wedding day while helping you assess yourself and your relationship from a practical and biblical perspective. 
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Merge Classes are located at our Gold Canyon Campus. The address is 2477 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232. 

Merge takes place on Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm [8 weeks class].
Weekend Intensives are also offered twice per year [Friday evening & Saturday all day].

Our next Merge Weekend is

August 23 & 24 2024 | click here to register

Our next 8 weeks class will take place from October 15th to December 17th. 

Check back for registration link soon. 

Merge is a premarital discipleship ministry designed for engaged and seriously dating couples. It's a chance to seek wisdom and receive counsel about marriage between a man and a woman in a safe, fun, and authentic environment.

Must be 18 years old to register. 

Merge helps couples explore the true meaning of marriage in a safe and informative environment. Merge addresses common questions and challenges from a biblical perspective. 

Often for the first time, couples get to see the practicalities of merging together two very different lives. By discussing differences and expectations before marriage, you and your partner can better understand and support each other during marriage. Learned skills improve relationships, increases ability to communicate, share feelings, understand and feel understood by your significant other. 

Studies show that attending a premarital course like Merge lowers the chance of divorce by 33%.

Merge is Twogether in Texas’ certified. Couples who complete Merge receive a premarital course certificate that, when presented to the court clerk, saves $60 on their marriage license and waives the 72-hour waiting period. The certificate is valid for 1 year. 

Upon registration, the following is included:

  • Large group teaching time
  • Small group discussion with a trained mentor couple
  • Personalized learning opportunities
  • Workbook

What topics are covered? 

Lesson 1 – A Biblical View of Marriage 

Lesson 2 – Communication & Conflict 

Lesson 3 – Biblical Roles in Marriage 

Lesson 4 – Strengthening Your Relationship 

Lesson 5 – Finances 

Lesson 6 – Expectation & Family/In-Laws 

Lesson 7 – Sexual Intimacy  

Lesson 8 – Understanding Your Spouse  

Is there homework?

You will receive a workbook which provides a meaningful way to initiate important conversations between you and your significant other.

  • During the 8 week classes, lessons are completed weekly
  • During Weekend Intensives, lessons are completed prior to and after.

We want to see your marriage succeed! 

If you're looking for a CBC Pastor to officiate your wedding; CBC requires that you complete premarital preparation, like Merge, before your wedding date. If you are unable to attend a Merge program, you might also consider options such as: 

You'll find more information on each premarital ministries by clicking on their respective links. You can also reference our Professional Premarital Counseling Referrals by clicking here

If you would like a CBC pastor to perform your ceremony please contact for more information. Please note that you will most likely find the pastor of your choice by contacting them at least 2 – 3 months in advance of your wedding date. The officiant fee for weddings is $400 (payable by cash or check made out to the officiant). Pastors will travel to your venue of choice. 

Due to a large number of events and groups, CBC does not host weddings on campus. 

Pastor Ed Newton is unavailable to preside over weddings at this time.

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