Marriage is a sacred uniting of a man and a women in Holy Matrimony. It is a spiritual, emotional and physical union of two individuals through a covenant with God, in which the two become welded together as husband and wife. Genesis 2:24 says, “A man shall leave his father and mother and be cleaved to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Matthew 19:5,6 says, “The two shall become one…So they are no longer two but one flesh.” So Christian Marriage is much more than a ritual or public ceremony where family and friends are gathered to see us say vows and exchange rings. It is a sacred time of deep reverent action.
Therefore, marriage takes time and preparation. Most people spend more time today on arranging and preparing for the ceremony of the wedding than they do for the actual marriage itself. But marriage goes beyond what happens in the ceremony, to moving into the rest of your life with this person next to you. Since you are one now; How will that last? What will that look like? How will we change? What will keep us “happily ever after?”
Healthy expectations of what marriage is.
A realistic concept of what love is.
A positive attitude and outlook toward life.
The ability to communicate their feelings.
An understanding and acceptance of their differences.
The ability to make decisions/settle arguments together.
Developing a common spiritual foundation and goal.
Marriage does not have to be a struggle. Living happily ever after does not have to be a fairy tale. Although marriage life will always have its difficulties, you can improve your marriage life with certain life skills. The problems of marriage usually develop because of the poor abilities to deal with issues of communication, gender issues, and spiritual differences. In contemplating marriage it is important to involve a commitment to enhancing these skills from the outset.
Part of the requirement for marriage here at North Bay Community Church is to meet with your pastor for three (3) one hour sessions that will be aimed at not whether you should get married but at developing the skills needed to stay married. God has brought you together in a special love. Take the time to develop how you can keep that love forever.
Call the church office (796-0071) to set up an appointment.
No date shall be booked on the church calendar without a booking deposit. Booking deposit is 50% of the church fee. Booking deposit will be applied to the total church fee. Booking deposit is not refundable.
Pastors have discretion in “member” determination. However, the member is usually the bride, groom or immediate family.
All fees, except the booking deposit, are to be paid on re-hearsal night.
All weddings require a custodian. The NBCC organist is to be the 1st choice for each wedding. A sound person is required when the sound system is used.
All weddings where the pastors are NOT from NBCC staff shall require Senior Pastor approval before confirming the date on the church calendar.
All fees include counseling and reasonable rehearsal time.
Active Supporting Member Non-Member
Pastor $250.00 Pastor $300.00
Church -0- Church $500.00
Organist $150.00 Organist $150.00
Custodian $50.00 Custodian $100.00
Sound $50.00 Sound $50.00