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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.

Maximize Connection

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

 

Short-Term Marriage Groups

Groups registration is closed. If you would like to know when groups reopen, fill out the form below.

Let Me Know

 

Repair Connection

SYMBIS+ 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

 

Counseling

It’s a myth that counseling is only for marriages in trouble. All marriages can benefit from proactive and reparative work with a skilled Christian counselor. Couples benefit from learning healthier patterns of interaction, developing deeper intimacy, and sharpening their communication and conflict-resolution skills. If you think your marriage would benefit from seeing a counselor, check out Blackhawk’s Care Resources.

Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! If you’re considering having your wedding at Blackhawk Church, would like to use a Blackhawk officiant at an offsite location or are simply looking for support in preparing for your marriage, you’ve come to the right place. We believe a wedding ceremony should be a Christ-centered celebration of a man and a woman being united by God. We also believe that a God-honoring marriage goes well beyond the wedding day, so we want to help couples begin their marriage on a strong spiritual foundation. At Blackhawk, we believe the basic principles of marriage outlined in the Bible offer the best way to pursue your journey of living and following Christ together. Because our mission at Blackhawk is to build a loving community that follows Christ, our marriage process is for couples who are Christ-followers and consider Blackhawk their church home.

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.

我們有雙語牧師, 若中英文婚禮的需要我們將盡力為您安排

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Fees

SYMBIS Assessment – $105
The fee covers the cost of the assessment and a meeting with a trained SYMBIS facilitator.

Wedding Ceremony

  • 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.

Vow Renewals

A vow renewal ceremony serves as an opportunity for a husband and wife to reaffirm vows of marriage, celebrate and give thanks to God, and recommit to following Christ together. Please complete the vow renewal application to initiate a conversation with Blackhawk about a vow renewal ceremony. Our marriage ministry assistant will then contact you with next steps that include meeting with Pastor of Marriage & Parenting Anne Kierce. Couples who are renewing their vows also participate in the SYMBIS+ assessment and meet with a certified facilitator.