Grace Marriages roots our hope for marriage in the Gospel of Jesus, a gift of grace that is undeserved, yet provides access to a love deeper than one can ever imagine. Marriage gives husbands and wives an opportunity to rehearse the Gospel story each and every day. Join us as we Prepare, Give Hope, and Enrich the relationships at Grace Community Church for marriages in all seasons.
Prepare // Premarital prep
Premarital Prep is one of the most significant investments you and your fiancé can make in your future marriage. Sessions combine coursework and walking alongside a mentor couple to prepare you for the journey ahead. Sessions are offered twice per year, one starting in January and the other in June.
Registration for June 14, 2020 is now open (click below).
Give hope // re|engage
We give hope to marriages in difficult seasons by welcoming couples into a safe, Christ-centered community. re|engage is the entry point for marriage in need of hope of all different types, but other forms of Biblical counsel are also available by request.
The first session begins on Feb 5, 2020. Registration is closed. For questions, please reach out to email@example.com
Using The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal, this group is for engaged, recently married, and experienced step-couples. The group is facilitated by step-couples who understand what it takes.
Our next group will meet bi-weekly (with a couple of longer breaks near the holidays) on Sundays from October 13, 2019-February 23, 2020 from 4-6P. This group meets off site at the leaders’ home in the Woodstock area. Space is limited, but there is still time to join the group by emailing stepfamily@gcconline.
We enrich marriages by offering events, workshops, small groups, and fun activities where couples can develop habits that reflect God’s design for marriage. Check out our calendar below for upcoming events.
We are delighted that you would choose to invite one of our Grace pastors to witness and lead this sacred occasion. Click through for more information on requesting a Grace Pastor to officiate your wedding.
Requesting an Officiant
What you need to know about requesting a Grace officiant for your wedding
Congratulations on taking the important step of engagement for marriage. While we make every effort to match you up with the officiant you have requested, please know that schedules can be challenging. In order to serve you best, please consider the following guidelines.
1. Put in your officiant request early. Requests less than 4 months before your wedding date are difficult to fulfill.
2. Premarital mentoring is also required. Premarital Prep is offered twice a year through Grace Community Church. If you need to make arrangements elsewhere, please explain it in the registration form.
3. As soon as your officiant confirms availability, you and your fiancé will need to meet with him. This meeting usually consists of getting to know you, hearing your stories, and determining whether he can faithfully perform your wedding ceremony.
4. After this meeting, there will usually be one more meeting closer to your ceremony date (usually 1-2 months out) to plan the ceremony and go over ceremony details.
You’ll find that all of our pastors are gracious and kind, and they are looking forward to helping you walk in wisdom as you prepare for the big day. As God is for you, so are we. Please let us know if there are any questions.
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