Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage (GCM) is the premarital counseling ministry of The Summit Church. The Summit places a great deal of importance on marriage, and we would love to be a part of helping you prepare for yours!
Couples who are married by a Summit pastor are required to complete this program.
To effectively complete our GCM program, you need to register at least six months prior to your wedding. If you have less than six months remaining, we recommend either Bridgehaven or our Graduate Counseling Program for your premarital counseling. More information on these options is available here.
Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage (GCM) includes:
- Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage (GCM) Seminars
These five seminars led by our Pastor of Counseling, Brad Hambrick, unpack God’s design for growing our appreciation for the gospel through marriage. Topics include foundations, communication, decision-making, finances and intimacy. The schedule for live presentations can be found here, but they can also be accessed in video or podcast format online for your convenience here.
You will be paired with a mentor couple to meet with during the months leading up to your wedding. This is a great relationship in which to ask questions and assimilate what you’re learning through the Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage seminars. A mentoring relationship is most effective when the mentors and mentees have an existing relationship, so if you already have a Christian couple you know and trust, and whose marriage you admire, we would love to train them to be your mentors.
- Weekend to Remember (recommended but not required, additional fees apply)
These marriage getaways are hosted by a ministry called FamilyLife. We encourage you to attend after you are married, ideally within your first year as newlyweds. More information on Summit group dates and discounted rates will be provided upon receipt of your GCM registration.
Members of our church who have been married for five years or more are invited to invest in our engaged couples by serving with our GCM ministry. For more information about serving opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.