Planning a NorthCreek Church Wedding


 

Only regular attendees of NorthCreek Church and collegiates who have graduated from the student ministries program at NorthCreek Church can receive pre-marital counseling and wedding services.

To Begin, contact the church office at 925.210.9036 and ask for Cheryl Dudziak. She will help you schedule an appointment with Jeremy Pray or the pastor performing the ceremony for a pre-marriage interview.

 


Standards for Weddings at NorthCreek Church

 

According to biblical guidelines, the pastors of this church will not knowingly perform a wedding ceremony on or off our church campus, permit an unaffiliated pastor to perform a ceremony, nor counselors offer pre-marital counseling when:

  •  The two individuals desiring to be married have not made a public statement of their Chrisitian conversion (a belief in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and acceptance of Him as personal Savior). Ecclesiastes 5:2-4, John 3:36
  •  One individual from the couple is a Christian and the other is not. 2 Cor. 6:14, 1 Cor. 7:39
  •  Two individuals are living together, or are not committed to sexual purity until they are married.     
    1 Cor. 6:18-20, 1 Thess. 4:3-8, Hebrews 13:4
  •  The couple is homosexual.
  •  Those individuals have been divorced on un-bibilical grounds. Biblical grounds for divorce include infidelity (Matt 19:9), and abandonment by an unbelieving spouse (1 Cor. 7:15). These situations do not mandate divorce, they simply acknowledge the freedom to re-marry.
  •  Those individuals do not appear to be ready for marriage, as determined by the requested pastor or counselor. Issues considered here would be age, lack of parental support, immaturity, resistance to counseling, excessive debt, etc.

 

Premarital Counseling at NorthCreek Church

 

As you embark on this new season of your life, there are some important guidelines regarding NorthCreek Church and your marriage preparation. Premarital Counseling is available for those who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. members and/or regular attenders
  2. getting married at our church facility
  3. getting married by one of our pastors

 

The nine week Premarital Counseling program is provided with a married couple from NorthCreek church, who will come alongside you to discuss relevant marriage issues including the biblical role of husbands and wives, leadership in the home, finances and other helpful topics. For more information contact NorthCreek Church 925.210.9036 and ask for Cheryl. The Premarital Counseling program should begin at least six months prior to the wedding date. The cost is $35, which includes all materials.

 

Premarital Counselors


Jeremy Pray
Pastor of Biblical Counseling
Director of the NorthCreek Training Center (ACBC Certified)

Jeremy has been the Director of Biblical Counseling since August 2017. He also oversees Men's Ministries, Rooted (newly married), Safe Families and our Orphan/Adoption ministries.  He has been attending NorthCreek ever since he was a child and has been active in many different ministries within the church throughout his life.  He met his wife, Hayley, at NorthCreek and they have been married since 2005 and have 3 sons.  Jeremy graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a Construction Management degree and worked full time in the construction field as a Project Manager for 15 years.  He currently attends the Master's Seminary. When he's not spending time with his family, he enjoys dirt biking and boating.


Staff

 

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