Premarital Counseling & Wedding FAQ

Call the church office as soon as you become engaged – ideally, at least six months in advance of when you would like your wedding date to occur.

We know that those who take pre-marital counseling make a wise choice to help their marriage have a greater chance of success.  With that in mind, couples are to complete a minimum of seven pre-marital classes and two private counseling sessions.   To begin the premarital process please review the Wedding Policies and Procedures Manual and complete a Premarital Counseling Enrollment Form.

There is no cost for premarital counseling or to attend the classes.

Although they are specifically trained in facilitating premarital counseling classes, they are not professional, licensed counselors. They have chosen premarital mentoring as their ministry at NCCM. One of the goals of the ministry is to provide all premarital couples an opportunity to establish a mentoring relationship with their mentoring couple, thus encouraging their present and future connection and fellowship with their NCCM family.

You will discuss many subjects throughout your time together. These subjects include allowing Christ to be at the center of your relationship; your marital roles and responsibilities; skills for communicating and resolving conflicts; realistic management of finances; your sexual relationship; your family of origin, and much more.   Your relationship strengths will be discussed, as well as areas that need growth. Although the program is designed to cover certain topics as you work through your workbooks, you will have the added benefit of experiencing fellowship opportunities at the monthly Couples in Covenant fellowships held on the 3rd Friday.

You should expect to be challenged, strengthened, educated, and better prepared for your upcoming marriage. You will probably experience some laughter, some tears, and some pleasant surprises! You should leave your premarital counseling with some problem areas identified, some new marital skills learned, and a more realistic expectation of what marriage will be like.

Please read the Wedding Policies & Procedures Manual for more details on the wedding.

Yes. The class is open to any engaged couple and is mandatory for all couples desiring to be married at New Covenant Christian Ministries.

No. The class is designed to address engaged couples and those who have a serious commitment to be married in the near future.  As noted in question #5 the discussion topics are crafted to prepare the engaged couple for a life together.