Marriage Preparation and Weddings Mentoring, Officiating, and Weddings
Preparing for Marriage
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We are happy to help prepare you to have a Christ-centered marriage, living according to the word of God. The marriage ceremony at Chapel Pointe is a covenant made between a man, a woman, and God. It is part of a worship service where Christian love is celebrated, and a spiritual commitment is made. There is nothing quite as exciting as planning for a wedding.
“We love helping men and women put Christ at the center of their lives and relationship so they can humbly and confidently enter into God’s beautiful covenant of marriage.” Andy Woodall, Marriage and Counseling Pastor.
If you would like to be contacted about finding an officiant, the premarital process, or hosting your wedding here at Chapel Pointe, click here to contact our Wedding Coordinator.
At Chapel Pointe, Marriage Mentorship is an important part of the wedding planning process. Check out the videos below for more information:
I just got engaged and have no idea where to start; what should I do?
Contact our Wedding Coordinator, Chelby Overweg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do we need premarital preparation and counseling?
We want you as a couple to thrive in developing a Christ-centered marriage. Studies show couples who participate in premarital counseling have a 70% higher success rate than those who don’t. 41% of divorced couples say lack of premarital preparation contributed to their divorce.
How long does it take to go through the premarital process?
Approximately 6 months. You will meet with your mentor couple at least 9 times. However, special cases can be discussed with our Marriage Ministry Team.
Who needs to complete the marriage preparation process?
Any man and woman that desires to receive biblical guidance from CP in anticipation of entering into a marriage covenant. If you want to be married by a CP pastor, you will need to complete the marriage preparation process we have outlined.
Do Chapel Pointe pastors officiate weddings for couples who do not attend or are not members?
If you simply want someone who will officiate your wedding, we are not a good fit. We care deeply about helping couples prepare to have a Christ-centered relationship and marriage. We believe this includes involvement in a local church where they will receive ongoing support, encouragement, and opportunities for growth. Relationships are important to us!
You do not need to be a member to use a Chapel Pointe officiant, but you do need to attend Chapel Pointe regularly.
What costs are associated with getting married at Chapel Pointe?
If you are looking to get married on-site, we have packages starting at $750 and go up to $2000.
For officiants and premarital prep mentors, there is no required fee, but we do suggest an honorarium of $200-$300 for their time and effort.
As part of the premarital prep, we do require couples to take the Prepare and Enrich Assessment. The cost is $35 per couple and is due when logging into the website to take the test.
If you are not able to cover these costs, please let us know so we can help with the fee.
Can I use a mentor couple from Chapel Pointe but have someone else officiate my wedding?
Yes, the officiant must be of like faith and approved by Chapel Pointe leadership.
I would like to have a Chapel Pointe pastor officiate my wedding, but we are having our ceremony at another venue, will they officiate at another venue??
Up to 30 minutes away: Yes, an $200-$300 honorarium will be provided to the pastor by the bride and groom for their time and services.
30 min to 3 hours : Yes, however each pastor makes their own decision regarding this. This can be discussed when paperwork is submitted. If the pastor agrees, a $200-$300 honorarium plus mileage ($0.62/mile) will be provided by the bride and groom for the pastors’ travel, time, and services.
Over 3 hours: Yes, however each pastor makes their own decision regarding this. This can be discussed when paperwork is submitted. If the pastor agrees, a $200-$300 honorarium plus mileage ($0.62/mile) will be provided by the bride and groom for the pastors’ travel, time, and services. Hotel and meals will also be covered for them if they choose to stay.
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We know planning a wedding can be a tough and stressful process. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Wedding Coordinator.