Marriage & Family
At Solid Ground we view marriage as a lifelong, covenantal relationship between and man and woman. Our aim is to give you a Biblical perspective on marriage. If you are on the road to marriage, we would love to journey with you.
Graeme and Belinda Lennox are absolute legends, and they are currently overseeing marriage preparation at Solid Ground Church. Some of our other leadership couples will also be involved from time to time. Graeme and Belinda planted Solid Ground Church many years ago in their living room. They have over 40 years of experience in marriage preparation and marriage counselling.
We believe that marriage preparation is one of the greatest investments any couple can make into their relationship. Consider it a gift to your future together. Our marriage preparation journey consist of 6 sessions and then a possible 7’th session if you would like one of our pastors to be involved on your wedding day.
To give you a foretaste of what you can expect, have a sneak peak at what you will cover in these sessions.
Session 1: What is love & marriage?
A biblical meaning of love & marriage.
Session 2: Who am I and who are you?
Part 1 - Love languages, similarities & differences, strengths & weaknesses.
Session 3: Who am I and who are you?
Part 2 - Dealing with your past.
Session 4: How do we do?
A biblical view of roles, communication & conflict resolution.
Session 5: What do we want?
Expectations, making life choices together, values & vision/dream for your marriage.
Session 6: Hot Topics (Sex, finance, in-laws & other family matters)
Session 7: The wedding ceremony plan.
We strongly encourage you to give us and yourselves ample time to complete this journey without being pressurised by a wedding date. Allow the start of the journey to be considered at least 6 - 8 months before your proposed wedding day.
If you would like one of our pastors to be involved on your wedding day, please know that we require the marriage preparation journey to be completed, before we consider the process of officiating a wedding.
Kindly consider being generous towards the couple who will be giving up their own personal time to equip you for marriage. If there are travelling and accommodation costs involved for our leadership couple to assist you on your wedding day, we do ask you to please cover their expenses.
To sign up for our Solid Ground marriage preparation journey, please fill in the form.
* Both parties in the relationship should fill in a separate form.
Most of us find ourselves going through difficult seasons in marriage. Well done for reaching out! We would love to pray with you and encourage you in whatever you are going through.
We believe that wisdom and healing can come through a process of submitting to biblical counsel. On our church leadership team we have those with gifting and experience who can help.
If you would like to set up an appointment with one of our leadership couples, please fill in the form. Our pastoral team will be in contact with you.
At Solid Ground we love to celebrate this special moment.
Baby Dedication dates for 2023:
How we view Baby Dedications at Solid Ground Church?
At Solid Ground the dedication moment is just as much about the parents as it is about the child. We believe that you, as parent/s, are dedicating your child unto the Lord. By dedicating your child, you display a desire to raise your child in the 'way' he/she should go (Proverbs 22:6). This 'way' means we intentionally seek to follow Jesus and in turn, show our kids who Jesus is.
We as your Solid Ground Family would love to come alongside you on this journey and make this moment special by praying for your baby/child on the day. Together we will trust that God will do a work by His Spirit to lead your child and to bring them to the point where they believe unto the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done for them.
You are most welcome to invite as many friends and family as possible. We would love to host all of you for a special tea after the service where we host our baby dedication parents, family and friends.
If you would like to dedicate your baby/child on a Sunday morning. Please give us your details by filling in the form.
If you have any questions regarding dedication and baptism, please attend one of our Gospel and Baptism classes that take place once a month or do not hesitate to contact us by calling our pastoral staff at 082 225 2016