Seminar Details


Grace Community Church is proud to offer premarital/marital training to equip couples for a lifetime of biblical devotion. In the eyes of the Lord, marriage is the highest of human relationships. Only in this special relationship are the two considered “one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). The Lord has designed marriage to be a means through which the couple brings Him glory in their lives together. In a world of confusion, it is crucial the couple understands exactly what the Lord has designed and expects. Marriage can often be a struggle, but the Scriptures provide clear instruction that leads the couple into a flourishing relationship.


During these sessions couples will learn how to prepare for a God-honoring and biblical marriage through the instruction of Grace Church elders including the Pastor of Counseling, Dr. Bill Shannon. All topics discussed are founded on the teaching of scripture. While extremely comprehensive, the course in not demanding. We want this to be an enjoyable experience.

The following topics with be discussed:

  • God’s plan for marriage
  • Communication
  • Role of wife
  • Role of husband
  • Preventing and resolving conflict
  • Money matters
  • Physical intimacy
  • Discussion


Our premarital/marriage seminar is offered three times a year. It consists of four sessions that take place on two different weekends (check the Announcements page for any current class offerings).

Typically offered: Jan/Feb, May/June, Sep/Oct

Weekend 1     
Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Weekend 2
Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Who Can Attend

Our premarital/marital seminar is available ONLY for:

  • Engaged couples
  • Newlyweds
  • Couples seriously considering marriage
  • Married couples desiring a marriage refresher


$35 for members and $65 for non-members (per couple)

Included in the cost:

  • Printed course notes
  • Textbook, booklets and other materials
  • Refreshments


Our premarital/marital seminar is held on the campus of Grace Community Church, 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Weddings at Grace

For couples wishing to be married at Grace Community Church, it is required that they:

  • Complete the premarital seminar.
  • Meet with the pastor who will perform their ceremony to discuss their readiness for marriage.
  • Meet with a married couple who will disciple them and help answer any questions they may have.
  • All weddings at Grace Community Church must align with our Elders Statement on Marriage, which specifies what we believe about the union between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:21–24; Matthew 19:4–6; Mark 10:6–9).