Getting Married

Celebrating your marriage union with you!

Our desire is to provide a Biblical foundation for a couple desiring to build a strong, Christ-centered marriage and family. We want to help a couple create a marriage that gives glory to God, therefore, our process for marriage includes participation in Pre-Marriage Mentoring and Christian counseling by a pastor of Friends Church.

  • Couples desiring to be married by a Friends Church pastor, either on-site or off, must be regular attenders or members of Friends Church, must agree with and sign the Pre-Marriage Agreement, and must meet with the officiating Friends Church Pastor.
  • Couples are asked to complete an application, be in agreement with Friends Church Faith and Practice and participate in Pre-Marriage Mentoring, which may include one or all of the following:  attending the 1+1=1 Pre-Marriage group for 13 weeks, participating in a curriculum study, or working with the officiating pastor through the Prepare/Enrich marriage materials. The officiating pastor will recommend the type of Pre-Marriage Mentoring for the couple desiring to be married at Friends Church.
  • In all situations, couples will meet with the officiating pastor for personal counseling for up to 4 hours approximately three months before the wedding date.

For more information or to request an application for Pre-Marriage Mentoring, email us at

“…from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
— Matthew 19:4-6