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A Guide to Planning Your Wedding

...Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another — John 14:34


We consider it an honor and privilege to share in this significant chapter of your lives as you approach your wedding day and begin the first year of your marriage. We take seriously our commitment to you, before God, to provide strong support as you give yourselves to a lifetime together in Christian marriage.

Couples to be married at Lake Avenue Church are expected to:

Meet the Marriage Eligibility Requirements

  1. Persons must meet the criteria set forth in LAC's Statement of Marriage.
  2. Persons desiring to be married at Lake Avenue Church are to be active members of the church, in the process of becoming members or children of members.
  3. Before a wedding date is confirmed, a Lake Avenue Church pastor must approve the couple to be married here. The pastor will encourage and counsel the couple during their engagement and officiate or at least co-officiate the couple's ceremony.
  4. The couple must not be living together. A pastor is available to meet with any couple living together to encourage them to commit to a celibate relationship.
  5. Both partners are to be believers and in harmony with Lake Avenue Church values and beliefs. This does not mean both persons need to have the same spiritual maturity.
  6. The couple must successfully complete Lake Avenue Church's Marriage Preparation Course, as well as receive at least six hours of Pre-Marital Counseling.
  7. The couple will affirm their willingness to comply with the above policies by signing a Wedding Agreement.

Complete the 10 sessions Marriage Preparation Course

Couples married at Lake Avenue Church are required to participate in this ten-session course built around the ingredients for a healthy marriage. This course is offered three times a year and is also open to those not yet engaged and those being married elsewhere.

Upcoming/On-going Course

No events have been organized.

For more information about the course, please checkout Marriage Enrichment ministry.

Receive at least 6 hours of Pre-Marital Counseling



All these steps take time, so plan ahead! Contact our Wedding Coordinator to begin the planning process and to review church policies.

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