From dating to engagement
If you are not able to contact the pastor six months in advance of the ceremony, accommodations may be made, depending on the pastor’s schedule.
Please visit Guidelines for Marriage Ceremonies by Redeemer Pastors for details.
The Redeemer Premarital Seminar is not premarital counseling.
While the issues presented and discussed during the seminar are important and helpful for couples considering or preparing for marriage, they are simply a starting point.
Further, some couples meet as strangers, while others have been friends for a long time prior to introducing any romantic element.
Adding some clarity, the perception of knowing a partner "very well" at the time of marriage reduced the likelihood of divorce by 50 percent at any given time point as well.
This seminar is required if you wish to have a Redeemer pastor officiate at your wedding. Saturdays in 2019-2020: May 18, September 14, January 11, March 7 9 a.m. Generally, you should contact a Redeemer pastor six months prior to the wedding date.
But these suggested time frames can't possibly apply to everyone.
If a couple meets at age 21, that's different from meeting at 31, which itself provides a different context from meeting at 41.
We can proviede a letter certifying that you have attended the seminar if needed by your church/pastor.
Is the Redeemer Premarital Seminar considered premarital counseling?
What if I’m getting married out-of-state by a non-Redeemer pastor?