Establishing Healthy Homes.

Preparation for marriage is something to be celebrated! This preparation looks beyond more than just a beautiful wedding but to laying a foundation for your marriage for years to come. At Grove, we believe that premarital counseling is one of the greatest investments you can make towards your future in cultivating a healthy home!


Wedding Officiating Services

  • Pastor Josh Krehbiel or Pastor Ben Peterson (Determined based upon availability)

  • 1 Coffee Meeting

    • Get to know the couple

    • Coordinate wedding logistics

  • Prepare message

  • Ceremony rehearsal

  • Officiate wedding

  • Attend reception whenever schedule permits

  • Cost: $500

*To request an officiant for your ceremony, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

* Planning your ceremony? Here is an example!

* Note: Grove does not offer event planning or hosting services. If you are interested in Elmwood as a venue, please contact Elmwood Church directly.


Premarital Services

We invite you to be part of a seven-week program with counseling from our deacons, David and Ally Freed, featuring a guest panel of different deacons from the church.

Over the course of seven weeks, we will equip you with foundational building blocks for a God-centered marriage while tackling the topics below. On the seventh week, David and Ally will meet with each couple one-on-one to go over the results of your Prepare/Enrich online assessment. This discussion will help you identify strength and growth areas, provide you with knowledge around conflict resolution, give tips on how to resolve key relationship issues, and much more!

Location:

The Freed’s Home (Lino Lakes)

Dates:

March- 6th, 20th, 27th

April- 3rd, 24th

May- 1st

Time:

Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

COST:

$45 per couple *Cost includes Prepare/Enrich assessment, printed materials, and snacks

topicS Included:

God’s Original Design for Covenant

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Family of Origin

Financial Health

Sex and Intimacy

Prepare and Enrich Online Assessment

MEET OUR Facilitators:

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DAVID AND ALLY HAVE BEEN MARRIED NEARLY 5 YEARS AND LOVE GETTING TO BE PART OF OF THE PREMARITAL PROCESS AT GROVE. THEY MET IN BELIZE WHILE ON A STUDY ABROAD TRIP THROUGH BETHEL UNIVERSITY. SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE THINGS INCLUDE FOSTERING DEEP RELATIONSHIPS, PASSIONATELY PURSUING NEW VENTURES, AND NAVIGATING PARENTHOOD TOGETHER AS THEY RAISE THEIR SWEET BABY BOY, BRIDGER.

DAVID AND ALLY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INSPIRED TO GROW A STRONG AND FRUITFUL MARRIAGE AND ARE ENJOYING CULTIVATING A HEALTHY HOME. THEY ARE SO EXCITED TO BE PART OF INVESTING IN OTHER COUPLES BY ENCOURAGING A HEALTHY JUMP START TO THEIR MARRIAGES!


Premarital Registration

(First, middle, and last name)
(First, middle, and last name)
Have you gone through DNA: Cultures? *
Relationship Status *
Are you looking for a Grove Pastor to officiate your wedding? *
If so, Please fill out the form below.

Officiant Request

Name *
Name
*
Grove is our church home. *
This is required in order to receive officiating services.
Have you taken the Grove Premarital Class? *
If a pre-marital Class is available at the time of your engagement, it is required that you take the class in order to have a Grove Pastor Officiate your wedding.
I understand that an officiant costs $500. *
I understand that the officiant cost will increase if venue is more than 20 miles out of the Twin Cities. *
Our administrator will reach out with final costs if an officiant is available for your date.
Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
Wedding Time *
Wedding Time
Ceremony Rehearsal Date
Ceremony Rehearsal Date
Ceremony Rehearsal Time
Ceremony Rehearsal Time

FAQ

We are seriously DATING BUT NOT ENGAGED, CAN WE SIGN UP?

YES! We believe that this course is beneficial for all who are seriously considering marriage.

We are already married but never took this course, can we sign up?

YES! Not only is this course beneficial for the preparation of marriage but also for growth in the midst of it.

if we know we will miss a night, can we still sign up?

While we encourage you to prioritize this course, if you can’t make it to one of the nights you are still encouraged to sign up.

wHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP?

Applications will close February 24th.

How long is the wait time to confirm Pastor josh or pastor ben as the officiants of our wedding?

Officiant requests are reviewed once a month.