What if you devoted as much time and love to your marriage as you did your wedding? A strong, Christ-centered marriage requires that ongoing investment, at every stage.
Elmbrook's Marriage Care ministry provides the resources you need to build on a solid foundation and plan for the best possible future together.
Maintaining a healthy marriage takes intentionality and care. We offer several classes, online resources and annual workshops to help couples with good marriages move from GOOD to GREAT and experience all that God intended marriage to be — and for those not yet married to get started on the right foot!
Our 9-week Pre-Marriage Class is intended for those planning to be married or exploring the idea of Christian marriage. It is required for those intending to get married at Elmbrook or by an Elmbrook pastor. Couples do not have to be engaged or be regular Elmbrook attenders to participate in the class. The next Pre-Marriage class will be offered September 2020. Only one registration per couple is needed for pre-marriage class.
April 17, 6-8pm
Find enjoyment in your marriage through the journey! Join us for this one night Marriage Works event and find joy and enjoyment in all stages of marriage. The night will kick off with an Improv comedy show by Fish Sticks followed by a panel of speakers who will share how they have found joy, and enjoyed each other, through all the stages of their marriage. Having fun together and finding joy even in the hard times is so important for all of us. Join us for this fun filled night!
Marriage mentors are available for both pre-married couples, as well as couples married 0-5 years. They'll walk with you through a guided assessment that will help you learn relationship skills to strengthen your marriage and tools for navigating the inevitable sticky spots that will arise.
Elmbrook Church is committed to the preservation of the institution of marriage as a God-ordained covenant emblematic of God’s own covenant love, which he extends to us (see Hosea 2:19-20). We have a solemn responsibility as a church to minister to couples approaching Christian marriage, and, to that end, Elmbrook Church has set requirements for a couple to be married here. Please fill out the wedding application below. Questions? Contact
A wedding application is required for on-site and off-site weddings. For on-site weddings, we cannot guarantee your choice of date. Please specify a second choice. An assigned officiating pastor is available to cover Saturday weddings. A pastor request can be included in the application; however, we cannot guarantee their availability.
Before a couple is married at Elmbrook Church, they are asked to complete the 9-week Premarriage Class, which starts each September and January. See above for more information.