We believe that marriage is created by God as a sacred union between one man and one woman.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”. (Genesis 2:24)
Thinking of getting Married?
Pre-Marriage Classes (PMC)
Offered 3 times per year for seriously dating and engaged couples.
Want a Northview Pastor to marry you?
It is the practice of Northview Pastors to officiate at weddings of couples who share the same Christian faith commitment, and who are Official Members of our church. (Have gone through the membership class and interview process.) If this is not your situation or beliefs, and you would like to discuss this further, please contact the church.
If you would like to have one of the Northview Pastors officiate at your wedding, please contact the church as early as possible. Please note that we will attempt to accommodate your request to the best of our abilities. However we cannot guarantee that a Pastor will be available on a specific date. Certain dates such as long weekends in the summer and over holiday periods (i.e. Christmas, New Years) will be particularly difficult.
In order to be married by a Northview Pastor, engaged couples must complete an approved pre-marriage course or pre-marriage counselling with a Christian counsellor.
- $250 for weddings in the Abbotsford area
- $300 or more for weddings outside Abbotsford (depending on location). Travel expenses are extra.
Pre-Marriage Classes (PMC) For seriously dating & engaged couples
$20 registration fee for all couples
*Optional* – additional cost for engaged couples only: $40 for Prepare Enrich online survey
4 Thursday evening classes
Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26
7:00-9:00pm, Abbotsford Campus
**Please note: Attending the Pre-Marriage course does not automatically mean a Northview Pastor will be able to officiate your wedding, nor does it guarantee facility rental. If you are looking for a pastor to officiate or to book our facility for your big day, please email Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
What if these dates don’t work for us?
If you are unable to attend the scheduled courses contact the care department at email@example.com. We will work with you to find alternate pre-marriage counselling.
If we do not attend Northview OR if we are being married by another Pastor outside of Northview, could we still take the pre-marriage classes?
Yes – you are welcome to attend. Ideally, we would prefer couples to take pre-marriage classes at the church where they will be attending after they are married. However, we recognize that not all churches offer pre-marriage training or their course dates may not work for you as a couple.
What can I expect from the pre-marriage classes?
Classes are a mix of large group teaching mixed with discussion around tables. Material will be strongly Biblically based and practical for everyday life.
What are the requirements to be married by a Pastor of Northview Community Church?
It is the practice of Northview Pastors to officiate at weddings of couples who share the same Christian faith commitment, and who are members of our church. If this is not your situation or your beliefs, you are welcome to contact us for further discussion on these issues. In addition, engaged couples are required to complete a pre-marriage training course.
How do I arrange for a Northview Pastor to officiate at our wedding?
Please contact Diana Dyck, Care Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Pastors will not be able to confirm their role until he or she has an initial meeting with the couple. In the qualifying session, you should expect the Pastor to ask you about your Christian faith and the nature of your relationship.
Need more info?
Contact Diana Dyck, Care Administrative Assistant at email@example.com