Marriage & Weddings
Draw Closer to God & One Another
The Marriage Ministry at Blackhawk seeks to support married couples through resources and community, bringing them closer to God and to one another. Sign up to stay in the loop regarding upcoming Marriage Ministry opportunities and events or contact us if you’re looking for additional resources and support.
Better Love Assessment
Better Love is an individualized online assessment for married couples. Each couple receives a personalized report that provides insight into their money methods, fight types, love life, personalities, and talk style. Couples also receive blueprints for four dates, and ideas for growing deeper connection. The assessment costs $35, but scholarships are available. When you have completed the assessment, you will be prompted to enter the Blackhawk Group Code, which is GYKN84DU.
Better Love Assessment
For couples who prefer working with a certified facilitator.
SYMBIS+ is a faith-based assessment tool for couples who are looking to address more challenging topics within their marriage. It gives them a personalized roadmap for repairing a healthy connection by exploring their unique personalities, marriage mindsets, communication styles, money methods, conflict dynamics, and spiritual life practices. SYMBIS+ shows a married couple where they stand strongest together and where they might stand apart in order for them to develop more harmony within their relationship. Through conversation with a certified facilitator, couples can identify next steps that are specific to their relationship and increase connectivity, communication, passion, and teamwork. The cost of the SYMBIS+ assessment and 90-minute appointment with a certified facilitator is $105.
SYMBIS + Request Form
Please complete a couple profile form to initiate a conversation with Blackhawk about our premarital process, which is designed to draw engaged couples deeper into community at Blackhawk. This process includes meeting with Pastor of Marriage and Parenting Anne Kierce, participating in an online assessment by SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts), as well as being paired with a marriage mentor couple within the church. We encourage couples to allow nine months for the entire process from application to wedding, but we are also able to work with couples on a shorter timeline.
Some of our officiating pastors are bilingual. We may be able to accommodate requests for English/Spanish or English/Mandarin ceremonies.
Tenemos un pastor que habla español e inglés. A veces podemos acomodar la solicitud para oficiar una boda bilingüe.
SYMBIS Assessment – $105
The fee covers the cost of the assessment and a meeting with a trained SYMBIS facilitator.
- Eastside Auditorium, Westside Auditorium, or Fireside Room ceremony – $580
- Atrium ceremony – $780
- The fee covers a Blackhawk wedding coordinator, sound technician and facility use.
Pastor Honorarium – suggested $300
It is customary for the bride and groom to give the officiating pastor an honorarium. We recommend approximately $300 as a guideline for that gift, which can be given directly to the pastor.
Vow Renewal Ceremony
Facility rental fees and pastor honorarium for vow renewals are determined based on ceremony needs, event size, and building usage.