Marriage Application & Policy
Marriage is an institution created by God for a man and a woman to become husband and wife for as long as they both shall live. As such, we at Church Alive want to ensure that any couple we marry is set up for a successful and lasting marriage. Ultimately, that is dependent upon those making the vows, but we approach our role with a profound sense of responsibility.
Declaration of Jesus
Both bride and groom must individually profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
The couple must complete the pre-marriage assessment used by Church Alive.
The couple must complete pre-marriage counseling done by a Church Alive pastor or through a Church Alive approved marital coach. The best course for pre-marriage counseling will be determined in discussion with the Church Alive minister conducting the wedding.
The Church Alive minister conducting the wedding may require you to read recommended books to compliment the pre-marriage counseling.
There is a fee of $400 for a Church Alive minister to conduct the wedding. This fee covers all pre-marriage counseling sessions with the pastor, planning of the ceremony, attendance at the rehearsal, and officiating the ceremony. In addition, all travel expenses for the pastor must be covered.
In some cases, the Church Alive pastor may recommend pre-marriage counseling through a third-party pre-marriage coach at the couple's expense. In such cases, the wedding fee is reduced to $200.