The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively, and resolve differences well.
You will walk away with essential tools and practical ideas to help you build a relationship that lasts a lifetime.
The first session begins the week of September 25, 2023.
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If your marriage is struggling or in crisis now, we want to help! Please complete this form and give us a little information so we can best serve you.
The PreMarriage Course is designed for both engaged and dating couples who are considering marriage. During the four weeks, participants will discuss Communication, Conflict Resolution, Grace, and Intimacy. If you are engaged, PreMarriage is one best steps you can take to make sure to build a marriage that not only survives but thrives!
*We request that all couples who plan to be married by a Sun Valley pastor attend our PreMarriage Course.
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Are you preparing for marriage and wondering about a Sun Valley pastor performing your wedding ceremony? We would love to talk with you more about how we can assist as you take your next steps toward becoming husband and wife. This is truly an exciting moment in your life and we consider it an honor to walk with you through the process.Your first step in the Sun Valley wedding process is to complete and submit the Wedding Inquiry Form. This form will get you started in the process and help you get connected to a pastor who can officiate your wedding.
After you complete the form above, we will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment with a Sun Valley pastor. If you requested a specific pastor, we will do our best to connect you with your preferred pastor depending on their availability. During this initial meeting, you will have an opportunity to get to know the pastor, learn more about the pre-marriage process, and begin a conversation about your wedding ceremony.
The pastoral fee for officiating a wedding is $350.00 plus any travel expenses associated with ceremonies located outside the Phoenix area. The honorarium is due at the wedding rehearsal.
At Sun Valley Community Church, we believe that a successful marriage begins before the ceremony, so we ask each couple to participate in PreMarriage which helps engaged and seriously dating couples prepare for a healthy, lifelong marriage. This 4-week class includes weekly teaching on what makes a healthy marriage, conversation with a marriage mentor couple, and the results of an assessment tool that will help couples gain valuable insights about each other.
The cost of PreMarriage is $50 and child-care is provided onsite for an additional fee. We strongly recommend completing the process at least 6 months prior to your wedding date.
Finally, you and your officiating pastor will plan the wedding ceremony. You will discuss items like the order of service, music, readings, and the role of your wedding party. If you are planning an onsite wedding, your wedding coordinator will assist you in furnishings, decorations, dressing rooms, etc.