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We celebrate you and your decision to enter the lifelong commitment expressed through the covenant of marriage! We are committed to assisting Ginghamsburg couples in preparing for your special day and your lifetime together.

Because of our commitment to marriage as a covenant between husband, wife and God, Ginghamsburg requires that each couple complete a four-month marriage preparation process. We also have the following expectations of couples married at Ginghamsburg:

  • Both partners of the couple are in a growing personal relationship with Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • The couple is not living together and is honoring God through the practice of sexual purity.
  • The minimal connection with Ginghamsburg Church expected is for the couple to have attended a worship celebration at least two times per month for six months prior to their marriage preparation, and to continue this pattern in the months leading up to and following their wedding.

The Premarital Process

This time set aside to meet with a representative of Ginghamsburg's marriage preparation ministry is designed to get to know you and your fiancé(e) as well as to discuss marriage preparation at Ginghamsburg. After thoughtful consideration and choosing to move ahead with marriage plans, you will be given our wedding packet to help in planning your wedding. You will also be connected with one of Ginghamsburg's wedding coordinators. At this time you will be registered to take the SYMBIS assessment.
SYMBIS is a relationship assessment that helps you identify areas of compatibility as well as growth areas to be worked on with your fiancé(e). Topics covered in the assessment include spiritual beliefs, marriage expectations, conflict resolution, role relationships and financial management among others.
When you enter the marriage preparation process at Ginghamsburg, you will be matched with a couple who will serve as your marriage coaches and be available to you throughout your marriage preparation process. They will be with you as mentors who will process your inventory results with you and guide you through a pre-marital curriculum. As you study, discuss and grow together, you will lay a solid foundation for your lifetime as a married couple and develop strong friendships to support you in the years ahead.

The cost of marriage preparation at Ginghamsburg is $85, which includes the cost of the SYMBIS ASSESSMENT and all materials; there are additional fees for use of our facility, pastor and staff for rehearsal and wedding.

If you would like to be contacted about the marriage preparation process, select Continue below to provide your contact information. For additional questions, contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 937.667.1069 ext. 225.