"...a man will leave his father and mother and be UNITED to his wife and
they will become ONE in flesh"
- Genesis 2:24
"Congratulations!" Our intention is to help members make the best choices in preparing for marriage and in putting together the best kinds of wedding preparations.
Weddings are scheduled through the church office. Only individuals who have been members of First Baptist Church for at least one (1) year are given access to the church sanctuary for the privilege of being married.
STEP 1 - PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING
We take marriage seriously and insist that every couple needs pre-marital counseling. Pre-marital counseling and primarily education approach to helping couples evaluate their relationship.
The wedding ceremony is not scheduled before the couple has attended an approved pre-marital counseling.
Group pre-marital counseling is scheduled during the fall and spring semester of the Institute of Christian Discipleship. Each couple will attend eight pre-marital classes held in one and a half hour segments.
For couples not available for group pre-marital counseling, individual counseling may be arranged at a minimum of six (6) hours. There are counseling fees for individual counseling sessions.
Upon completion of pre-marital counseling, the bride or groom are ready to make arrangements for the wedding ceremony by completing the application and by paying the necessary fees.