God Has a Purpose for Your Relationships From the very beginning, God demonstrates His value of marriage and family. We affirm God’s honor of marriage and family and desire to help you find God’s purpose for your relationship. Because these relationships are a part of God’s design, we have tools that will help you navigate your relationships. Whether you are thinking about getting married, building your marriage and family, or walking through a difficult place, there is a plan just for you.
“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage.”
HEBREWS 13:4 NLT
Premarital Counseling and Weddings at New Horizon
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Whether you are looking to invest in developing a strong foundation for a lasting marriage through premarital counseling or to reserve a venue for your wedding here at New Horizon Church, we are excited to celebrate with you on your wedding day.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT PREMARITAL COUNSELING
How do we begin the premarital process and/or schedule a pastor to officiate our wedding? Contact us at the office at (985) 781-3172
Do we have to be members of New Horizon Church to go through the premarital process or have a New Horizon pastor officiate our wedding? Yes, to go through the premarital process or have a ceremony at New Horizon, you have to be a regular attender of New Horizon Church. However, you do not have to be a regular attender to have a New Horizon pastor officiate your wedding elsewhere without premarital counseling.
What are the guidelines for a New Horizon Church pastor to officiate our wedding? If you are interested in having a New Horizon pastor officiate your wedding and you are not a member of New Horizon Church, you must receive premarital counseling. Premarital counseling must be scripture-based, and we will need documentation of completion. This documentation should include the curriculum studied, a minimum of 6 hours completed and who facilitated your process on a form from your premarital counselors directly emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, we recommend a minimum of a $300 honorarium for a New Horizon pastor who officiates your wedding and should be given on the day of the wedding.
Is there a cost for premarital counseling? Yes. The cost is $75 per couple and will require a minimum of 3 sessions.
We know and understand marital challenges. Our goal is to help you reclaim, heal, and build the marriage God intended for you. Great marriages are possible, and we would like to show you practical ways to restore and heal your marriage.
COMMON QUESTIONS Who can I speak with if my marriage is in need of help? Call the office at (985) 781-3172. If we're not in the office, leave a message. Someone from the ministry team will call you back within 24-48 hours and share your next steps with you.
Does New Horizon Church provide counseling? New Horizon Church does not provide any form of mental health or professional counseling services. Instead, we pastor our church through small groups. Please contact the office at (985) 781-3172 to hear about how you can get connected to available resources.
If you would like to set up a time to speak with Pastor John or another staff pastor in the form of a scheduled counseling session, they are $75 per session and can be scheduled by calling the office at (985) 781-3172
Marriage Small Groups
Marriage is a gift from God and we want you to discover God’s great plan for your marriage. We also know there are no quick fixes in parenting. Parenting takes time, attention, and love. In marriage and family (parenting) groups, we will focus on God’s design for couples and families, as well as learn with other like-minded couples on this same journey.
Interested in Leading a Marriage Small Group? If you are a small group leader and interested in more training in dealing with couples, contact the office at (985) 781-3172 for more information on how you can obtain training and grow as a marriage leader. If you are interested in becoming a small group leader for the first time, you must complete the Growth Track and attend Small Group Leadership Training.
MARRIAGE SMALL GROUPS CURRICULUM If you are interested in using curriculum for your marriage small group, you can check out a copy of our marriage DVD curriculum for a semester. Please contact us at (985) 781-3172 o request the curriculum. You can also access our current small groups curriculum online.