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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.

 

COUPLES EVENTS

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.

PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC

“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.

WEDDINGS

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. 

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 $350. 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.

For more information please contact Linda Andersen, Event & Facility Coordinator at lindaandersen@lakesidechurch.com.

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

PREMARITAL COUNSELING

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 tap into the very fabric of our created nature that help us relate with one another authentically, deeply and intimately.  Learn, among other things, how to communicate, fight fair, budget and set goals together.  Get a snap shot of where your relationship is at using the Prepare and Enrich assessment to learn where your relationship shines and where you can work to grow even more in love!  Set yourself up for a lifetime commitment to one another.  

This one-day workshop is offered twice a year, and is appropriate for engaged and newly married couples.  For more information email lindaandersen@lakesidechurch.com.

GROW GROUPS

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.