Welcome to The PLEDGE Small Group Experience with Mark Oelze. Whether you’re leading a group of engaged couples, newly marrieds, or couples who’ve been married for years, my hope is that this series will challenge your group to build God-honoring communication patterns within your marriage and family relationships.
Below you will find all the information you need to lead or participate in a group.
Before Session #1:
1. Get copies of the book.
If possible, obtain copies of The PLEDGE of a Lifetime in advance, and schedule this series so that people know at least a week in advance that they need to read the Foreword, Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 of the book before your first group session. The first video assumes your group has read those portions of the book.
2. Download the PLEDGE Small Group Participant Guide.
Whether you’re leading a group, participating in a group, or part of a self-led group with rotating leaders, we’ve got you covered. Download the PLEDGE Small Group Experience Participant Guide below which will walk you through each session.
Session #1 Video (Intro)
Welcome to The PLEDGE Small Group Experience. Today’s video will cover the basics of why we need a guide to organize our communication and especially our conflict conversations. It will also provide a great overview of the PLEDGE process and how each step works.
Session #2 Video (Pause)
Today’s session, which corresponds with Chapters 2 and 3 in the book, begins to look further into the Pause step and how it can affect our hearts and communication.
Session #3 Video (Listen)
Today’s session, which corresponds with Chapter 4 in the book discusses the second step in the PLEDGE process, which is Listen to discover, understand, and learn.
Session #4 Video (Echo)
Today’s session, which corresponds with Chapter 5 in the book discusses the third step in the PLEDGE process, which is Echo to clarify.
Session #6 Video (Disarm)
Today’s session, which corresponds with Chapters 8 & 9 in the book discusses the fourth step in the PLEDGE process, which is Disarm to validate.
Session #7 Video (Give & Engage)
Today’s session, which corresponds with Chapters 10 and 11 in the book discusses the last two steps in the PLEDGE model, which are Give and Engage.