We want to encourage every couple to center their marriage on Christ, and we do that by equipping and supporting you along the way. Great marriages take intentionality, and we offer a variety of classes, seminars, and retreats that will help you build your marriage one step at a time. Look for the classes tagged MARRIAGE on the events page, or get in touch with Libby Peterson to find out when the next class will be held.
We offer premarital counseling to couples being married by one of our pastors. We'll also assign a trained premarital coach to walk with you through your engagement and first year of marriage. Coaches guide couples through a study of God's design for marriage while building supportive relationships, often with other engaged couples as well.
We’re committed to helping you have a Christ-centered wedding AND a lifelong marriage that is centered on Christ. Much of what we require in premarital preparation is a reflection of that goal. We also require one of Bay Presbyterian Church’s pastors to officiate all weddings held at the church, if the couple wishes, the pastor may invite a member of the clergy from another church to participate in the service. For pre-marital counseling, one of our pastors will meet with the couple prior to the ceremony to discuss the meaning of Christian marriage and to plan the ceremony. Generally, these appointments will be scheduled at least four months prior to the wedding. We also assign a wedding coordinator to couples who contract to have their wedding performed at the church. For more information including wedding date availability, contact Whitney Liptrap (440.871.3822 x118), or inquire with the button below.