Marriage is God-ordained.
“God, the creator made them male and female, and said, for this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Matthew 19:4-5).
“Marriage is a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church” (Ephesians 5:23-30).
Couples that wish to marry at the church facilities must consider All Nations Family Church their home church and complete the premarital preparation classes online. The pastor or designated elder will review the application, if qualified and approved the couple will be scheduled to meet with the pastor for initial consultation.
How to apply for pre-marital Classes
- Both individuals getting married must fill out separate counseling applications.
- Drop off your completed applications in the church.
How pre-marital classes are conducted:
- Applicants, if accepted, will be required to sign the All Nations Family Church Statement of Faith affirming their agreement with the Biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman as a life-long commitment.
- Pre-marital preparation is conducted for six (6) sessions. A private, one-to-one meeting with a counseling couple is held near the end of the class to discuss any personal matters a couple would prefer not to discuss in the group class.
- We ask that pre-marital class participants allow themselves plenty of time to complete all of their preparation classes before setting a wedding date. We suggest allowing at least six (6) months for the preparation classes and wedding planning. Most times, we cannot accommodate wedding dates and planning made prior to attending the preparation class.
- After four (4) class sessions, biblical readiness to marry will be discussed. If there is a serious reasons that your marriage should not proceed, we reserve the right to decline approval to marry at All Nations Family Church. We desire to be faithful stewards of the gospel, and our hope is that, should you marry, you will enter into a marriage which glorifies God.
- If the couple is approved to marry at All Nations Family Church, a wedding approval form may be submitted on the couple’s behalf to start the planning process with the pastor or designated elder of the church.