All our Gathering Network pastors require that you complete some premarital counseling which will help you build a good foundation for your marriage. If you and your officiating pastor don’t already know one another well, your premarital sessions will also give you a chance to get to know each other before the ceremony.

The Prepare & Enrich Inventory

Among other resources, we use the Prepare & Enrich inventory in our pastoral premarital counseling sessions. Prepare & Enrich is a tool designed to help you learn more about yourself and your partner as well as identify areas of strength and areas for growth in your relationship. We ask couples complete the Prepare & Enrich inventory four to six months prior to the wedding date.

Once we get started, you’ll receive an email with a link and code that you’ll use to log in to the Prepare and Enrich website, and get started. You and your partner will each complete the online inventory separately. Expect this to take about 45 minutes. After you’ve both completed the inventory, the pastor responsible for your counseling will be able to log in and access your results. When you’ve both completed your portion of the Prepare & Enrich inventory, please email Jordanne Bonfield at jb@gatheringnetwork.org to let us know that you’re ready to schedule your premarital counseling sessions.

Counseling Includes:

  • Prepare & Enrich certified assessment

  • 4 pre-wedding, 90-minute counseling sessions (3 if our pastor isn't officiating your wedding)

  • 1 post-wedding session for a 6-month checkup