Every couple who makes a covenant with God and each other needs a season to prepare and grow to ensure that they begin on a solid foundation. We provide marriage classes and counsel to minister to and partner with couples before and after they are married.


    For those planning to be married at NWC or have one of our pastors officiate the ceremony, we require that you attend a Pre-Marriage Class. Only one-third of couples in our country have any type of pre-marriage preparation, and those that do have much more success in their marriages. Invest in the future of your marriage!

    The cost is $55 per couple. 

    Date of next class: December 6-7, 2019

    Click here to register

    Questions? Contact Pastor Scott Dungan at scottd@nwcfoursquare.org.


    This 10-week marriage class equips couples to grow in true intimacy, connection and purpose. Seven key areas are explored including communication, conflict resolution, money, sexual intimacy and family & friends. The $55 cost per couple includes an online assessment to evaluate each couple’s oneness level, video teachings, small-group discussions and a weekly date night to complete exercises together with a personalized next-step planner. Childcare is available for kids too young to register in our Awana program. Questions? Contact Pastor Craig Kessel at ext. 248 or via email at craig.kessel@nwcfoursquare.org.  


    Divorce Care is a 13-week course devoted to bringing together those experiencing divorce or separation in a supportive, positive environment. The emphasis is Christ as the foundation for addressing challenges as each participant learns to navigate the emotional, practical and spiritual issues of divorce. Come and know the love of Christ as expressed by skilled instructors and the care of others who share a similar trial. Cost is $20. Questions? Call Mingrey Hildebrandt at (360) 620-9111 or call Pastor Craig McCann at ext. 205.

    Next course begins September 17, 2019, go to our Sign-ups page to register. 


    As Northwest Church continues to disciple our children we would like to invite parents and grandparents to join us for the Spiritual Parenting class. Come find out how spiritual parenting could change your family. Be inspired, equipped and supported as you raise your children. This class will encourage you to depend on God for your children’s spiritual and moral development. The end goal is a vibrant faith that is passed on from one generation to another, not just developing good behavior in your children. Stay tuned for dates and times of our next class offering. 

    Questions? Contact Tony Forbes at tony.forbes@nwcfoursquare.org

    or ext. 247.


    Request a Marriage Mentor

    Marriage Mentors are available to serve and help any couple in need of support in their relationship. They are experienced couples with a love for God and love for couples. Marriage Mentors want to provide relational care, encouragement and wisdom in any way that they can. Couples who are preparing for marriage, who want to maximize their marriage or couples who are going through a difficult season and want to strengthen & repair their marriage can receive mentoring.

    Become Marriage Mentors

    Do you and your spouse have hearts to love, support and encourage other couples? If so, Marriage Mentor Training is for you! This training equips you to be effective marriage mentors who can lovingly invest in the preparation, maximization and/or restoration of lifelong marriages by walking alongside another couple.

    Marriage Mentoring Training

    Do you and your spouse have hearts to love, support and encourage other couples? If so, this is the seminar for you! This training equips you to be effective marriage mentors who can lovingly invest in the preparation, maximization and/or restoration of lifelong marriages by walking alongside another couple. The cost is $25 per couple which includes a book, training manuals and lunch. 

    Questions? Contact Pastor Scott at (253)347-1240 or scott@nwcfoursquare.org.


    This is a community of young couples in their 20s who have been married 5 years or less. Our focus is to encourage and support you during your first few years of marriage.

    Life Groups:

    Matthew & Janine Westfall | 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month (7:30-9:30pm). 

    Contact Matthew at (253) 353-4746 for questions.

    Dmitriy & Irina Barylskiy | 2nd & 4th Mondays of every month (7:00-9:00pm). 

    Contact Dmitriy at (253) 332-1874 for questions.

help for marriages

Most couples with marital problems wait 6 years before seeking help. By then the task of repairing a damaged relationship can be monumental. Don’t wait. The earlier you get help, the better. Here are some ways you can work on repairing your relationship (or to simply strengthen it more): 


We care about you and want your marriage to be as great as possible. Call the office to schedule a time for you to sit down with one of our pastors.


Whether you’re facing a serious marital challenge or you just want to take your marriage from good to great, we’ve got couples who are trained to come alongside and offer a helpful hand. Scroll up for more info on Marriage Mentors. 


We can offer some help in finding a good professional counselor whose education, training and Christian world view can help you identify and work through the marital issues you’re facing. 


In addition to offering pre-marriage classes, we also regularly schedule marriage seminars and parenting classes to equip couples. 


Valiant Man | This 10-week class, offered twice a year, is aimed at equipping men to resist everyday temptations as well as how to gain freedom from pornography and sexual addiction. 

Men Living Pure | At this weekly class men learn how to live with purity and how to keep each other accountable. 

Men’s Camp | The aim for our annual retreat, held each September, is to build relationships and strengthen each other (including becoming better husbands and fathers). 

Please contact our Men's Ministry for more info: men@nwcfoursquare.org or ext. 270.


Door of Hope | This class is for women who have suffered from sexual abuse. 

Women of Valiant Men | This group is for women with husbands who struggle with sexual temptation or addiction.

Please contact our Women's Ministry for more info: women@nwcfoursquare.org or ext. 236.


LTGs are groups of 2-4 people and are designed to help us grow closer to Christ as well as to be real and open with a few trusted individuals. Reading, prayer and accountability questions are a regular part of these weekly gatherings. 


Life Groups, our name for home groups, are a great place to meet people, grow deeper relationships and develop our Christian faith. In addition to general groups, we have Life Groups that focus on marriages. You can find a list of our groups on the kiosks in the foyer or contact us for assistance in finding one near your neighborhood. 


Contact Tony Forbes for more info on upcoming classes or questions about our marriage & family ministry: tony.forbes@nwcfoursquare.org or ext. 247.