Our Deacon of Marriage, Don Rude, and his wife Tabitha oversee our marriage ministry. The institution of marriage is established by God and for the ultimate purpose of knowing God. According to Ephesians 5, the ultimate purpose of marriage is to illustrate the relationship of Christ with His bride, the church. Through marriage we have the opportunity to preach the truth of the Gospel. Therefore, we want to be intentional in lovng, encouraging, serving, teaching, and training people in their marriages or in their preperation to be married.
Couples who participate in premarital mentoring are paired up with a seasoned Portico couple. You'll meet with them regularly leading up to the ceremony to walk through all that preparing for marriage entails. Premarital mentoring costs $150/couple and payment includes all required books.
If you and your spouse are seeking marital counseling, please contact our Deacon of Marriage, Don Rude and he can assist you!
All of our pastors and elders are licensed or ordained to perform weddings, however their availability is limited so you'll want to contact us as soon as possible. Contact us for more information on wedding officiant services and to find out what that entails. To have a Portico officiant, you must go through pre-marital mentoring.