Marriage / Couples

Planning for your wedding is time-consuming — with an exciting, memorable day to celebrate when the planning is done. 

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.


Pre-Marriage

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. The class features large-group teaching sessions on pertinent topics and small-group discussions led by qualified and invested leaders. Couples do not have to be engaged to attend, and they do not have to have any affiliation with Elmbrook Church.

For information about the next Pre-Marriage Class, check the calendar at right or contact Lori at .

Access Class Resources


Marriage Mentoring

At a place where your relationship is struggling? Our marriage mentors are here to encourage you through the sticky spots and help you both learn relationship skills to strengthen your marriage. 

Mentor Request Form


Weddings

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.

Wedding Policy

Listen to the Marriage Introduction

Wedding Application Form

We cannot guarantee your choice of date. Please specify a second choice! Before a couple is married at Elmbrook Church, they are asked to complete the 9-week Premarital Class which starts each September and January. See above for more more information.

It is your responsibility to contact a pastor from Elmbrook Church for both an on-site or an off-site wedding. We cannot guarantee a pastor for off-site weddings. See our staff page for contact information.