The premarital counseling program at SB Community is in the spirit of Ephesians 4:12-13, “equipping the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”

We strongly encourage couples who attend SB Community regularly to take part in this very beneficial program. Our hope is that by investing a small amount of time and money, you will be assisted in exploring areas of strength and possible growth in your relationship. By discussing key categories all married couples encounter, we hope you will find yourselves better prepared to enter the marriage relationship. We trust these sessions will encourage mutual commitment to the time and energy required for a healthy marriage.

Our aim is to provide you with caring, candid and honest feedback from the online professional premarital inventory (Prepare-Enrich) as well as our own marriage experiences.  In return, we ask that you bring to this experience honesty with both yourselves and each other and openness to the process of change that all successful marriages require. Together we will ask the Lord Jesus to hear the prayers of our hearts.

Newly married couples (less than 2 years) who have never attended a premarital program before and attend SB Community are encouraged to participate as well.

The SB Community Premarital Counseling Program Consists of the Following Step:

1.  Once You are Engaged

 Please fill out this Intro Questionnaire and it will be returned to Joanne Herdrich.

2. Prepare-Enrich Inventory

Once you have provided all of this information, you will be given an access code to take the Prepare-Enrich premarital inventory online. The cost of this assessment is thirty-five dollars and will be paid online prior to taking the assessment.

Upon completion, we will contact you in order to assign you to a mentoring couple for each of the program’s four areas of emphasis. You will also be provided with a copy of the Prepare-Enrich couple’s report at your first meeting.

3. Three to Six Months Prior to Your Wedding

 Attend a session with each of the four mentoring couples assigned to you. Please contact each assigned mentoring couple to make arrangements regarding the time and place to meet.