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 to attend, and they do not have to have any affiliation with Elmbrook Church.
The First Years
The first years of your marriage are the best time to focus on establishing a solid foundation for a healthy, Christ-centered life together. During this 8-week series, you’ll learn from experienced married couples as they guide you on your marriage journey. The First Years is offered as a class 1-2 times per year. Contact Lori for more information: .
Intentional Marriage Experience (email Lori at for information).
In addition, RightNow Media offers a number of excellent online Bible studies for couples. A complimentary Rightnow account is our gift to you. For more information CLICK HERE.
At a place where your relationship is struggling? Our marriage mentors are available for both pre-married couples, as well as couples married 0-5 years. They'll encourage you through the sticky spots and help you both learn relationship skills to strengthen your marriage.
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.
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.