Premarital Counseling and Weddings AT NEW LIFE

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you are looking to invest in developing a strong foundation for a lasting marriage through premarital counseling at New Life, we are excited to celebrate with you.


How do we begin the premarital process and/or schedule a pastor to officiate our wedding?

Contact us at 718-562-2230.

Do we have to be members of New Life to go through the premarital process or have a New Life pastor officiate our wedding?

No. You do not have to be a member of New Life to go through our premarital process or to have one of our pastors officiate your wedding.

What are the guidelines for a New Life pastor to officiate our wedding?

If you are interested in having a Highlands pastor officiate your wedding, premarital counseling is required prior to the wedding. If the premarital counseling is completed outside of Highlands, counseling must be scripture-based, and we will need documentation of completion. This documentation should include the curriculum studied, a minimum of 6 hours completed and who facilitated your process on a form from your premarital counselors directly emailed to In addition, we recommend a minimum of a $300 honorarium for a Highlands pastor who officiates your wedding and should be given on the day of the wedding.

Is there a cost for premarital counseling?

Yes. The cost is $80 per couple. This covers the online assessment and the materials used for premarital counseling.

Because we are portable at the moment we cannot accommodate any weddings at our location.