We at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley believe that marriage is the second most important decision of our lives, second only to our decision to receive Jesus as Lord. Our pre-marital counseling classes are designed to help you become prepared for this step in your Christian life. The amount of time that you will be investing in preparation will reflect your understanding of the importance of marriage. There is a process for acceptance to these classes which includes an interview with the minister that oversees the Wedding Ministry along with approval.
Our pre-marital classes last 6 weeks and are offered 3 times a year, Spring, Summer and Fall. We announce in our E-bulletin and applications are available at the church office or at the Gazebo after services. After completion of the classes, you will be responsible to call and schedule an additional appointment with the minister you wish to officiate the wedding. Please allow enough time to complete all 6 classes prior to your wedding date. Included in the pre-marital classes will be a variety of homework and reading assignments. Couples may request a reservation after they complete the second pre-marital class. At that time we will check for availability and allow a deposit to be given. All confirmed wedding dates will be dependent upon successful completion of the pre-marital classes. This for the wedding ceremony only, we do not accommodate receptions.
All weddings held at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley, require planning through our wedding coordinators. The wedding coordinators will be able to assist you with information on licenses, protocol, etc. They will also be your liaison in coordinating ministerial scheduling for your wedding ceremony and rehearsals.
Those desiring to reserve the church for their wedding should contact the church office as soon as instructed by your pre-marital class instructor. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed at the receptions when our pastoral staff has officiated your wedding. We suggest in lieu of champagne, please use sparkling cider for your toast.
It is our fervent prayer that we can be of service to you in helping to prepare and assist you in your marriage plans. We look forward to the privilege of working with you.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie together, they have heat; but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevails against him, tow shall withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12