Our desire is to help meet the relational, spiritual and practical needs of our church with strong marriages.


If you are a regular attender of River Valley Church, we offer and recommend a premarital class to every engaged couple. The engaged couple will meet one day a week with a marriage mentor couple for six weeks at a time and location compatible to you and them. The fee for our premarital class is $30/couple. Completion of the class qualifies you for a discounted marriage license fee with the State of Minnesota.

Completion of this class is required if you desire to be married at a River Valley campus or by any member of our pastoral team. Also, our heart is to position every engaged couple for a God-honoring, life-long marriage. Therefore, it is required that a couple not be living together and is abstaining from physical intimacy in order for a River Valley Pastor to marry the couple.

To begin the process click your campus link below. In the email that pops up, indicate your desire to go through premarital preparation. After you send your message you will receive an email explaining the process including request forms and instructions on how to pay the $30 fee. After we receive your request forms back, you will be assigned a marriage mentor couple who will connect with you and set a time to begin meeting.

We ask that you start this class at least three months prior to your wedding date to ensure adequate time to complete the class.

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For information about planning a wedding at River Valley Church, or to request a marriage officiate, click here.


Take a night away from home and make your marriage a priority. Marriage Night is a free of charge, casual time of fellowship and learning about how to build a better marriage. Childcare is not provided, so we encourage parents to make it a date night and hire a sitter! To see when the next Marriage Night is, please visit the events page.


If you are a married couple who wants to enrich your marriage or may be in a challenging place in your relationship and both of you are ready to see that change, we have trained mentor couples who deeply care about seeing your marriage be all that God intended it to be. Think of marriage mentoring in the same way you would if you were to enlist the help of a personal trainer, a car mechanic, a doctor, a dentist, or financial planner. In each of these areas, we enlist their help to improve our life in a specific way.

To begin the process of improving and enhancing your marriage you can sign-up for marriage mentoring by clicking “send us a message” below.


Click here for our Lifegroup Locator!


March 7, 2019 – Ted Cunningham
March 5, 2018 – Part 1 – Ted Cunningham
March 5, 2018 – Part 2
 – Ted Cunningham
June 3, 2016 – Ted Cunningham
August 28, 2015 – Dr Caroline Leaf
February 21, 2014
 – Rob Ketterling
October 29, 2013 – Doug Weiss
February 15, 2013 – Bill & Joyce Harley
November 2, 2012 – Dave Carder
February 10, 2012 – John & Helen Burns
February 12, 2011 – Peter Haas

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