Marriage is a relationship designed and ordained by God, and its significance is emphasized repeatedly in Scripture. In light of the Biblical truths surrounding marriage, it is essential that the Church take seriously its participation in a marriage, as well as its responsibility in preparation. God, in His wisdom, chose the marriage relationship as the example to relate insights about the relationship between Christ and His Bride, the Church. Just as the Church has a high calling as the Bride of Christ so does a man and woman in preparation for the marriage covenant.
Covenant can be defined as a solemn, binding agreement that reflects the moral nature of God. The marriage covenant is taken between God, a man and a woman. Our calling is to reflect Christ in our lives. Marriage is the next strongest reflection of Christ to the world; furthermore, in a Christian marriage, the Scripture teaches that a healthy marriage, in time, will reflect that.
Who can marry at WCC?
By definition, a Christian marriage is comprised of a man and woman who individually have committed their lives to Jesus Christ.
In most cases, all applicants are requested to attend WCC regularly for at least 6 months as a couple prior to the application process. We recommend that couples attending church, take their covenant in their home church.
Typically, at West Cohasset Chapel, from the initial inquiry to the completion of premarital sessions is around 6 months.
- Initial Interest/Premarital Application on the Premarital Counseling Page
- Pastoral Interview with Couple
- Pending Approval-Premarital Sessions (6 sessions made upon arrangements)
- Read the Building Use Policy and fill out the Building Use Request Form
A one-time $25.00 fee to help cover materials.
For more information, please call the church office at 218-999-9030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.