Pastoral Premarital Counseling:
The couple will be expected to complete at least six sessions of premarital preparation. Each participant must complete his or her assigned homework before arrival to each session. The couple must be attending a church or the church of the premarital counselor during the sessions. Premarital counseling does not mean the administrator must also perform the marriage ceremony but would gladly accept the invitation if both couples agree to the arrangement and the availability of the administrator.
Prior to the first session the couple must fill out the required registration form (which can be sent back and forth electronically).
Introduction and Faith
Personality Issues, Expectations, and Roles
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Marriage and Family – meeting with spouses separately in the beginning and then bringing the couple together after the initial session. If the couple needs assistance above the pastoral counseling need, they will be referred to a Licensed Christian Counselor. Once the escalation has been agreed upon, the Licensed Christian Counselor will be contacted, and the initial appointment will be scheduled.
Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency – is not available; however, there are professional Christian counselors available for referrals.
Baptism by Water:
Baptism is a holy sacrament appointed by Christ as a rite of passage into the fellowship of the redeemed community, His church. Jesus Christ spoke to His disciples commissioning them, saying: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
The sacrament of baptism is an outward sign of new birth by the Holy Spirit; union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection; union with His church; single devotion to Jesus as Lord; and the start of a new life in Christ.
Marriage is a sacred bond and covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. A covenant between a husband and wife with God should not be broken by any means. When a couple comes together in agreement with their wedding vows no force in heaven or on the earth may separate them. Matthew 19:6 clearly states, “what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Before the couple says I do, or I will, they must understand the Lord does not take vows lightly and will hold each person accountable for their decision. Some examples: Numbers 30:2, Deuteronomy 23:21 & 23, Ecclesiastes 5:5, Matthew 12:36, and Matthew 5:33.
At the beginning of every ceremony Pastor Daryl will invite the Lord to be present by quoting from Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” In the book of Genesis, it is written, “therefore a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” A husband and wife walk away from their marriage ceremony not as two but as one with God as their guide for the rest of their lives. Every marriage ceremony officiated by Pastor Daryl will be one of a Christian basis holding strongly to Christian values and what is written in God’s Holy Word; no exceptions.
Any couple requesting a wedding officiant must go through the six premarital counseling sessions and attend either the home church of the officiant, or a church of their own during their time working together.
Guest Speaking and Teaching:
Pastor Daryl teaches from a Word-of-God position. This allows him the ability to speak at any denomination since the teaching will come from an expository stance coming strictly from God’s Word. Nothing will be added or taken away from the words in black, or especially the words in red. Once Pastor Daryl has been requested he will spend as much time working with the Lord on the message He wishes for him to speak on.
Please fill out the contact form if you believe you or a willing participant is interested in receiving any applicable deliverance.