So, You Want to Get Married at Gloria Dei?
Your decision to be married in our church shows you want the Lord Jesus at the center of your marriage. It is our prayer that Jesus would guide, guard and direct you every day of your life together!
If you, the bride or the groom or your parents are members of Gloria Dei you are welcome to simply call the office at 515-276-1700 or e-mail to schedule your wedding.
Normally, we do not allow weddings of non-members, but if you are not a member and yet desire to get married by one of our pastors in our Sanctuary, please contact our Senior Pastor to determine the possibility. Pastors who are members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod can be allowed to perform your ceremony at Gloria Dei, but pastors who are not members of the LCMS are not allowed to do so. If you have questions, please contact the Senior Pastor.
Couples wishing to be married at Gloria Dei in the upcoming year must go through pre-marital counseling with one of our pastors and that pre-marital counseling is usually done by the Care Ministry Pastor.
Extra resources: Wedding Policy Book
Periodically, we have marriage courses for couples who are engaged/married. Our goal is to help you make your marriage everything it is meant to be and therefore we’d encourage you to regularly go through enrichment courses for your relationship. You will find that marriage enrichment after you are married is even more valuable to your married life than pre-marital counseling…though both are extremely important and helpful.
For more information about the next marriage class please email our marriage class coordinator.