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Planning a Wedding

So you have met that special someone, grown to know and love them, and chosen to marry them. It seems like you have dreamed about this day forever, and now it is here... your wedding day.

We want to do everything we can to assist you in making your special day a day to be remembered and relived for years and years to come.  But in order to have a worshipful wedding ceremony, many decisions must be made.

One of the first decisions you must make is not only where to have your wedding but selecting that important date!  Below you will find the process for securing the church for your wedding at Portland Christian Center.  Once you have decided on a wedding date, please contact the church office 503-245-7735 and they will connect you with the wedding coordinator.

The Process

  1. Fill out our the form on this page detailing general information about your wedding and we will get back to you within 2-3 business days. 
  2. Someone will respond to your wedding inquiry and get more details from you about your wedding and if our facilities will suit your needs. 
  3. Your request will be submitted to the pastoral staff for approval.
  4. After your wedding date and pastoral assignment have been approved and confirmed, the wedding coordinator will notify you by telephone and send a wedding contract confirming your wedding date.
  5. Your assigned pastor will call and make an appointment for an initial interview for you and your fiancé.
  6. Your wedding coordinator will call and make an appointment to discuss your wedding plans. The coordinator will also give wedding tips to make your event flow smoothly in our facility.
  7. You will need to schedule your pre-marital counseling with the appropriate pastor or counselor (see premarital counseling below).  It is best if this is completed several months prior to your wedding date.
  8. A second appointment should be scheduled at least two to four weeks prior to your wedding date to confirm final details.

Weddings are part of the on-going ministry of Portland Christian Center. Although our policies are important and fairly set, concessions have been made for unusual circumstances. Please let us know how we may help you prepare for your special day. Contact us at 503-245-7735.

Click to Download Our Wedding Pricing Sheet

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Pre-Marital Counseling and Coaching

We congratulate you for deciding to have a Christian wedding. Marriage was instituted by God in the original creation order and Christ Himself honored marriage by performing His first public miracle at the marriage in Cana of Galilee (see John 2:1-11). Because marriage is a covenant with both God and man we want to do everything possible to give you the tools needed to have a lasting and fulfilling marriage relationship during your pre-martial coaching experience.

We are pleased to offer you an extraordinary pre-marital coaching experience. We have partnered with MarriageTeams: Empowering Couples for Winning Marriages to offer you a variety of options to assure you have the pre-marriage counseling you need to build a strong marriage.  Your officiating pastor can direct you to the best option for you as a couple.

Coaching sessions can be private couple-to-couple sessions or exclusive small group experiences.  You have the option of:

  1. private sessions with a member of our Pastoral Staff,
  2. private sessions with certified MarriageTeam mentor coaches, or
  3. one of our small group MarriageTeam experiences offered in the Fall and the Spring.  

During your 6 to 8 weeks coaching session you are taught a dynamic skillset. Topics addressed include:

  • Communication
  • Expectations
  • Friends and Interests
  • Personality Match
  • Problem Solving
  • Spirituality
  • Extended Family Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Financial Issues
  • Readiness for Marriage

Included in the coaching is a comprehensive couple assessment called PREPARE AND ENRICH. This tool will give you a picture of eleven different areas of strengths and growth areas of your relationship. Coaching sessions will help you to address any areas of concern and highlight strengths as well.

Couple Coaching costs $120 and includes 2 workbooks, the Prepare and Enrich Assessment, and all coaching sessions. For more information regarding Premarital counseling or coaching, contact Pastor Linda Noah or Pastor Joel Slater by email or phone at 503-245-7735