No matter if you are engaged, newlywed, or have been married for a while, we are here to help guide and equip you in your marriage.

Awaken Love Sermon Series

Faith, commitment, romance, intimacy, desire, resolving conflict — all of these are important aspects of a healthy marriage. Senior Pastor Dave Stone and Teaching Pastor Kyle Idleman explore each of these topics from a Biblical perspective in this series. Watch the sermons here.

Premarital Ministry

Congratulations on getting engaged! Your wedding day is important and we want to help you be prepared—not just for your wedding, but for your marriage.

If you are planning on being married at one of our Southeast campuses or using a Southeast minister, please call 502.253.8000 and ask for the Pre-Marital Ministry.

The mandatory requirements to either be married at Southeast or to be married by a Southeast minister are: complete our informational sheets (call the Marriage Ministry for more information); attend a 5-week pre-marital class; participate in our marriage mentoring program; meet with your Wedding Coordinator; and meet with the minister who will perform your ceremony
The cost of using the Chapel is $500.00 at this time. This includes: a Wedding Coordinator (who will be present during your wedding rehearsal and ceremony), sound technician, and set-up of any of the decorations we offer, including candelabras and candles.
Couples who are not getting married at Southeast or couples who are not members of Southeast are welcome to attend the pre-marital classes; however, we must first accommodate the couples for whom this class is a mandatory part of their wedding process at Southeast and members of Southeast. The class is $75.00 and all couples must register through the Marriage Ministry.
The answer is yes as long as the mandatory requirements listed above are met. Couples are required to have a Southeast Wedding Coordinator accompany the minister, this is an additional cost.
Most couples call nine months to one year prior to their wedding date. In order for a couple to complete all the mandatory requirements, we suggest contacting the Marriage Ministry six months in advance.
After you have finished the pre-marital classes, each couple is assigned either a couple or minister to mentor them. Each person is required to complete an online assessment, which helps determine the strengths and weaknesses of the couple. The mentors meet with the couples and mentor them on any areas that need to be addressed as shown on their Inventory Assessment. It is a great tool to help couples strengthen their relationship.
The bride and groom are the only attendees who may receive communion during a wedding ceremony. For coordinating reasons and time issues we don’t allow offering communion to all the guests. We also do not want to make any guest feel uncomfortable or awkward.
The most common day to have a wedding is Saturday, but we can have weddings on any day provided the Chapel is available. The times on Saturdays that we host weddings are 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sundays are available any time after 2:00 p.m. You will need to check with the Marriage Ministry to see if the Chapel is available on other days and times.

Family Classes/Events

There is no such thing as a perfect family! No matter if you are engaged, married, or single, we are here to help guide and equip you as parents and spouses.

If you are looking for a fun night out with your spouse, you’ll want to check out Marriage Rocks!—a date night event that will motivate, encourage, and inspire you and your marriage.

Parenting Ministry

There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so take the pressure off of yourself! We want to partner with and equip you as the primary spiritual influencers in your children’s lives.

Parenting Classes/Conference

We offer a variety of parenting classes to help you have a healthy spiritual impact in the lives of your children. We also host a parenting conference which brings together hundreds of families and experts to strengthen our ability raise and lead our children. Check our Events page to see if any of these opportunities are currently being offered. 

Partnership with Children’s Ministry

Many times parents think they don’t know what they're doing when it comes to teaching their kids about God, so they take them to church and hope the church will do it for them. While this sounds easy, it goes against God’s plan for parents. The church is here to partner with you in raising your children to know God. Find out more by visiting our Children’s Ministry page or by reading the latest edition of the SE!Kids Newsletter — a great resource for parents.

Family Mission Trips

An important piece of growing up is realizing that the world does not revolve around you. Family Mission trips are great opportunities for entire families to serve together while helping others at the same time. You can take advantage of a variety of serving opportunities through our Missions Ministry.

Foster or Adoption

Do you feel that God is leading you to grow your family through fostering or adopting children? You are not alone. Southeast partners with Orphan Care Alliance to help families navigate this adventure. To learn more, visit their website.