Marriage and Premarital Counseling

From the very beginning, God demonstrates His value of marriage and family. We affirm God’s honor of marriage and family and desire to help you find God’s purpose for your relationship. Because these relationships are a part of God’s design, we have tools that will help you navigate your relationships. Whether you are thinking about getting married, building your marriage and family, or walking through a difficult place, there is a plan just for you.

“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage.” Hebrews 13:4 NLT

Areas of Ministry:

  • Premarital Counseling
  • Wedding Venue and Pastor Reservations
  • Marriage Restoration

Premarital Counseling

How many times have you said, “I wish somebody would have told me that years ago?” Premarital counseling is designed to equip premarital couples with the tools they need to live out a marriage built on Biblical principals. And yes, we’ll give you plenty of practical tools to handle that first big argument along with plenty more.

Not a Bayside member? That’s ok. Anybody desiring to have a Christ-centered marriage can enroll in premarital counseling.

Cost is $80, which covers all the needed materials for the sessions.

Premarital counseling is required if you will ask a Bayside pastor to officiate  your wedding. The 4 – 6 premarital counseling sessions should be completed 3 months prior to the date of the wedding.

Want to enroll? Click here.

Wedding Venue and Pastor Reservations

Bayside would love to be a part of your wedding day. We have pastors available to officiate your wedding and if you need a venue, we can help with that too.

If you or your spouse already know one of our pastors, feel free to ask them on your own. If you would like a recommendation from us, contact us below.

Note that Bayside’s premarital counseling is required for anybody wanting on our pastors to officiate their wedding. These 4 – 6 premarital counseling sessions should be completed 3 months prior to the date of the wedding.

Need a Venue?

Bayside has 3 campuses appropriate for hosting your wedding:

You don’t have to be a member of Bayside to reserve one of our venues. Contact us below to learn more and reserve one of our spaces.

Click here to read our wedding guidelines in more detail.

Marriage Restoration

We know and understand marital challenges. Our goal is to help you reclaim, heal, and build the marriage God intended for you. Great marriages are possible, and we would like to show you practical ways to restore and heal your marriage.

If you need help sorting through some marital issues, the first step is to contact us. You can call (941)755-8600 or complete the form below.

Next, we’ll contact you and see how we can help. Sometimes we’ll encourage you to be a part of one of our marriage small groups. Other times, after one of our pastors talks to you and/or your spouse, we might recommend formal counseling.

Bayside Community Church does not provide mental health or professional counseling but we can help point you in the right direction of finding a professional in the area.