Getting Married at Christ Church

Marriage Ministry

The mission of the Marriage Ministry is to prepare couples to enter into marriage with the goal of a life long commitment. We strive to help engaged couples develop an awareness of strengths and growth areas. Couples will learn to share feelings and ideas, work together, and communicate more effectively.

“And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good for a man to be alone. I will make a companion who will help him. This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”‘ Genesis 2:18,24

We are grateful for you and how the Lord is working in your life. We trust you will experience His love and faithfulness in new ways in these coming months as you grow in your relationship with Him and with each other.

We believe your marriage is God’s plan and have therefore developed a standard for the marriage process that honors His plan.
Marriage Mentoring

Upon confirmation of your wedding at Christ Church, you will be asked to take the first step in the Marriage Mentoring Process; a pre-marital inventory called “Prepare” (cost $35).

When your inventory is returned, you will be connected with a “mentor couple.” Mentors are dedicated married couples from Christ Church who are committed to helping build strong marriages in others.

Arrangements will be made with your mentor couple for further meetings covering:

  • Roles in the Relationship
  • Oneness in Faith
  • Money
  • Children
  • Intimacy

Complete details regarding the Marriage Mentoring Process will be discussed during your initial pastoral consultation.
Our Marriage Policies

Christ Church will marry couples that:

  • Are current members or committed to regular attendance at Christ Church.
  • Agree to participate in the Marriage Mentoring Process.

FIRST STEPS

  • Download and complete the Engaged Couple Profile
  • Contact the Christ Church office at (440) 236-8282 and we will help you take the first steps in preparing for your wedding at Christ Church.