Marriage and Family

We're always looking for fresh new ways to serve families in their many different shapes and sizes – couples with kids, single parents, empty-nesters and couples without kids. 

Whether it's classes, seminars, retreats, or family events you’ll find engaging environments here for your family to connect with God and each other.


Join us for special speakers, marriage studies, and parenting events throughout the year.  Whether you're looking for a couples night out or a weekend marriage retreat, we offer opportunities to connect, strengthen - and sometimes just celebrate - your relationship.  Keep an eye open for upcoming events, or contact inreach@lakesidechurch for more information.


“Is there a way to avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments with my son? How do I set enforceable limits with my daughter?” This 6-week parenting program will provides potential answers to these questions and more with practical tools and techniques to help parents achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help prepare their kids for the real world.

For more information email parentinglovelogic@lakesidechurch.com.


Marriage is one of the most rewarding and challenging commitments one can make in life. Learn how to anchor your marriage in God.  Explore how the expectations we bring into our marriage and our past weaken that anchor and get in the way of a solid marriage. 

Discover practical and focused skills that help us relate with one another authentically, deeply, and intimately.  Learn skills such as how to communicate, fight fair, budget, and set goals together.  Get a snapshot of where your relationship is at using the Prepare and Enrich assessment. Learn where your relationship shines and where you can work to grow even more in love.  

This one-day workshop is offered twice a year and is appropriate for engaged and newly- married couples.  It is required for couples being married by Lakeside pastors unless individual counseling needs to be arranged (see more below). Cost is $90 per couple. For more information email melaniewaugh@lakesidechurch.com.


Our staff would love to help you prepare for your special day. Our pastors are available to perform weddings at offsite venue locations. Currently weddings are not held at our Lakeside campus due to multiple church gatherings that are scheduled each weekend.

Couples are asked to read the Lakeside Philosophy of Marriage Covenant together and submit an agreement form along with the wedding application which must be completed and received 4 months in advance of the wedding date. Download both documents below.

It's customary to provide an honorarium for the officiating pastor who will be joining you for the rehearsal and performing the ceremony. The suggested amount is $200. Couples are required to provide overnight accommodations and mileage expenses for destination weddings located more than 60 miles away from Lakeside Church. 

All couples are required to participate in our one-day premarital counseling workshop. If you are unable to attend our premarital workshop, you will need to make plans with your marrying pastor for individual counseling. Individual counseling will require meeting with your pastor multiple times. Suggested honorarium for individual counseling is $150.

For more information please contact Melanie Waugh at melaniewaugh@lakesidechurch.com.

Wedding Application (PDF)
Philosophy of Marriage Covenant (PDF)


We offer a variety of grow groups segmented by season of life or by marriage or parenting topics. These are safe communities to share real-life family experiences and be encouraged and equipped by one another.  To find a Grow Group click here.