Your marriage is the most important earthly relationship you will have, so why not prepare as best you can and nurture the one you have with all you’ve got? Sometimes we don’t know where to begin and that’s why we are here, to help you get started wherever you are in your relationship. We believe being proactive is the key to success in your marriage. We want to offer you some options to connect with people who can help you thrive in your relationship.
The most important part of the wedding process is preparing for marriage. Your wedding day is only the beginning of your marriage that will last a lifetime. Faith Church is committed to helping you thrive in your marriage relationship.
In a dating relationship or engaged? Marriage Mentoring will better prepare you for what could be or is coming up in your future. You will experience community with others, receive resources and connect with mentors who can walk this journey with you.
We are doing things a little different We are not hosting in-person Preparing for Marriage classes at this time, but we are still committed to connecting you with a Marriage Mentor who can walk with you on this journey. Please contact Gina Gaich at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in connecting to a mentor couple or you have any questions.
Note: You are required to go through this process if one of our Faith Church pastors is officiating your wedding. We welcome couples from other churches and our community to encourage them in their journey should they not have another place to connect and prepare for their marriage.
Our Young Couples group is currently not meeting in-person; due to precautions in response to COVID, we are not able to offer childcare, which greatly impacts this group.
However, if you are interested in connecting with other young couples, a number of the leaders and members of the Young Couples group are participating in D3 groups in Dyer on Wednesday evenings.
In the midst of marriage, life happens. Work, kids, family, elderly parents, you name it. The one thing that seems to get pushed aside is the marriage relationship we so passionately committed to.
At Faith we believe being proactive in our marriage is the key to success and preventing crisis. This group is designed to help you as a couple put your marriage first and grow together to have a healthy and thriving relationship. You will be part of a group that loves to spend time encouraging one another and building each other up, having lots of fun in the process.
Marriage Enrichment is taking a pause for a few months and will return back to hosting groups in the fall. In the interim, if you have questions, please email mailto:marriages@WeAreFaith.org.
Thank you for considering Faith Church for your wedding ceremony! We would love to walk alongside you in preparing for your life-long commitment to your spouse.
Preparing for marriage is the most important part of wedding planning. Our commitment is to building strong marriages built upon God’s Word. The wedding ceremony is an occasion to celebrate His love and to acknowledge Him as the source of love.
If you are interested in having your wedding at Faith Church or a Faith pastor officiate your wedding, please complete our Wedding and Pre-Marital form. Upon completion our Lead Wedding Coordinator will be in touch to start the wedding planning process.
We have designed a process to prepare you for a life-long commitment to marriage. If you would like to have a Faith Church pastor officiate your wedding, you must be willing to agree and fulfill these initial requirements:
fill these initial requirements:
- At least one person must be a professing member of Faith Church or has attended a Faith Church campus consistently for at least six months.
- Six months advance notification must be given before a wedding date can be assigned.
- Couples must meet at least three times with a pastor of Faith Church, prior to their wedding day.
- Couples will attend one full course of the Preparing for Marriage class during their engagement or meet with a mentor couple assigned to them.
Marriage services are led by one of Faith Church’s ordained pastors, campus pastors or an elder. The Pastoral Staff will require an initial meeting with the bride and groom-to-be in order to confirm their wedding request. This will be the first of at least three meetings with the pastor, to discuss the couples relationship, future marriage and wedding content.
Your pastor will require you to complete an online inventory, a tool to help you and your spouse understand areas of strength and areas of potential growth in your marriage. It will be used in your pastoral counseling meetings.
Note: Elder approval is required for any non-Faith Church pastor to participate in or to perform a wedding ceremony at one of our campuses.
The most important part of the wedding process is preparing for marriage, which is why we offer marriage mentoring through our Preparing for Marriage classes. These classes better prepare you for what is coming up in your future, experience community with others, receive resources and connect with mentors who can walk this journey with you.
Due to COVID, we are currently not offering in-person Preparing for Marriage classes; rather, we will connect you with a Marriage Mentor who can walk with you on your journey.
Our Marriage Ministry Director Gina Gaich will reach out to you directly once the Pastoral Leadership Team approves the wedding planning to move forward.Note: If you are not having a wedding at Faith Church but would like information on how you can prepare for your marriage through Marriage Mentoring and Pastoral Counseling, please contact marriages@WeAreFaith.org.
Note: If you are not having a wedding at Faith Church but would like information on how you can prepare for your marriage through Marriage Mentoring and Pastoral Counseling, please contact marriages@WeAreFaith.org.
Once the pastor has approved the wedding planning to move forward, the Lead Wedding Coordinator will then request to meet with the couple to review the Faith Church Wedding Handbook.
The couple will then be assigned to a Day-of Wedding Coordinator, who serves primarily as a pastoral assistant & church liaison, in addition to assisting with planning and coordinating details of the couple’s wedding service. The Wedding Coordinator will reach out approximately 4-6 months prior to the wedding date.
If you are looking for more one-on-one support for your marriage or intensive counseling visit our Marriage Support Page.