Over the course of his 25-year ministerial career, Pastor John Wagner served multiple congregations before arriving at Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, Texas. One of the churches Pastor John Wagner served is Discovery Church, a 4,500-member church in Orlando, Florida.
As part of its ministry, Discovery Church offers a preparation-for-marriage class for people who are seeking the guidance of religious leaders before making the life-changing promise of matrimony. The class, called Preparing for Marriage, is designed as an interactive, enjoyable opportunity for couples to grow in their relationship with God and each other.
Each week, class participants come together in small groups to discuss their uncertainties and goals as they prepare for marriage. Aside from convening small group discussions, the marriage course follows the writings of Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, who have been featured on national televisions programs such as Oprah, The View, and CNN. The course focuses on their book Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, which helps couples answer fundamental questions about the nature of their union. Video materials are also used during the class, which lasts about two months. The cost of the class is $39 per couple.