MARRIAGE AND PARENTING
We have designed our ministry to Married couples to be intentionally focused on the various seasons of married life. Our goal is simple – we want to help you invest in your marriage, while you enjoy the blessing God has given you in your spouse. Everything we do is purposefully designed to be relevant for both men and women.
Cultivating strong and meaningful relationships is essential to experiencing fulfillment personally, as well as laying a solid foundation for fulfillment in marriage. The goal of these Essentials is to develop a strong sense of self-identity that will allow you to experience this type of fulfillment in every relationship. No matter what stage of life you find yourself, we want to help you develop and deepen relationships with others, especially if you have a desire to be married.
From all of us at Celebration Church, congratulations on your engagement! Together you have made the decision to prepare for marriage, not just plan a wedding. We want to help support you in both your planning and preparation.
Our wedding coordinators are equipped to help you take your best next steps as they will vary greatly from couple to couple. They will guide you as you thoughtfully plan elements such as the rehearsal, ceremony and reception or just to help you participate in one of our pre-marital workshops. We want to simplify the process and help you experience God’s grace and peace as you begin your life together as husband and wife.
While all marriages will experience some common challenges, we also believe each relationship is unique. Our pastors, care partners and marriage teams will provide personalized care through vision, skills and supporting resources as your current relationship and stated goals direct.
Foundationally, we believe that it is through seeing the depths of God’s love for you personally, that enables you to love one another as husband and wife. Wherever you may currently be in your journey, we can help you identify your next step. Whether you simply want to grow in your ability to love one another as husband and wife or you currently find your relationship in crisis, we hope to serve you well in your time of need. Please submit a Request & Agreement for Care Form
Congratulations on your engagement! You are in love and it’s the real thing. Together, you have made the big decision to get married. But now what? Not only do you have to plan a wedding, but you must also prepare for marriage.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming! To give you peace of mind, our wedding coordinators will guide you in thoughtfully planning every aspect of your wedding – rehearsal, ceremony, and reception – to make it the joyful occasion you anticipate and creates memories you will value for the rest of your lives together.
Preparing for a marriage is required! We value the significance of biblical marriage as a sacred, life-long commitment that reflects the deep relationship Christ has with His followers – the Church. We are committed to helping you establish a strong God-First foundation as you begin married life together.
All couples wishing to be married at Celebration Church or by a Celebration Church pastor are expected to complete our premarital requirements involving three steps:
Complete the online Premarital Application and discuss your plans with the wedding coordinator.
Attend the next Smart Start Premarital Worships.
- Registration for the worship is included in the Premarital Application.
Following the workshops, you will be scheduled for a meeting with a pastor to plan your ceremony and talk about your questions and concerns. An honorarium of $300 is customary for the pastor officiating your wedding.
We look forward to sharing this special time in your life as you begin a God-First marriage.
Care and Support
We are committed to supporting strong, healthy, and growing marriages and families. Marriage can be the most challenging of all human relationships. Raising children is a difficult, complicated responsibility. Our Pastors and Care Partners are available to help you find biblical solutions to restore a distressed or broken relationship and discover new ways to experience success in your marriage and family. Asking for support and guidance when you need it is a wise choice – it can turn a crisis around and transform your life as a couple and family.
Our Marriage Ministry offers classes and groups to help you invest in your marriage and family by developing your skills as a spouse and parent.
If you would like to speak with someone about your marriage or family situation, please submit a Request & Agreement for Care.