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Marriage Ministries

Marriage Ministries

At Central, we believe in the importance of strong, healthy, and Christ-centered marriages. That's why we offer a number of opportunities for you to ensure your marriage (or future marriage) is thriving, not just surviving.

Pre-Marital Counseling

Central Church member and professional marriage counselor Laurie Chaplin is leading the charge on pre-marital mentoring. This is a great chance for engaged couples to better understand and prepare for the challenges of marriage while building a solid foundation on which their marriage can grow.

Marriage Mentorship

Central offers marriage mentorship and discipling through a partnership with CPR. For more information on the counseling CPR provides, contact Stan Graber at

Crisis Counseling

Along with crisis counseling with Laurie Chaplin, Central also provides on-site marriage counseling through a partnership with Sioux Falls Psychological Services. Dr. Erik Lohmann can provide counseling and support as needed, particularly in crisis situations. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lohmann, visit or call the church office at 605-336-3378.

Central U Marriage Class

Central U, which offers weekly adult learning classes here at Central, offers a course on building and strengthening healthy marriages. It's a course for for engaged couples, those in marital crisis, or anyone wanting a healthier marriage. To learn more, visit

Life Group Marriage Studies

Our Community Life Pastor, Neil Downey, has multiple options for life groups who wish to go through a study series on marriage. To get in touch with Neil about that opportunity, email

Weekend to Remember Couples Conference

If you'd like to dramatically improve your marriage in a single weekend, the Weekend to Remember couples conference is a perfect opportunity. Each year, Central tries to send as many couples as possible to this fantastic event hosted in Sioux Falls. To learn more about Weekend to Remember, visit

Wedding Policy and Procedures

Click here to access our wedding policy and procedures, or contact Pastor Randy Tweeten at 605-275-1674 or

Get Involved

If you have any questions about Central's marriage ministries or would like to volunteer in this area, contact Pastor Randy.