Alpha Pre-Marriage Course

Alpha Pre-Marriage Course

Whether you're in a serious relationship, considering marriage, or engaged with a wedding date, the Alpha Pre-Marriage Course is for you!

Upcoming Classes: November 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2024

Deadline (for November Course): October 18th, 2024

Friday, November 1:  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 2:  9:00am – 2:30pm
Friday, November 8:  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 9:  9:00am – 12:30pm

About the Course
You and your partner will explore issues like communication, conflict resolution, finances, and faith, in a setting designed for private conversation between the two of you. More a "date night" than a classroom experience, there are no group activities to participate in.

Planning to get married at the Vineyard?

  • Couples wishing to be married in our beautiful Chapel (seats 250) or by a Vineyard Pastor are required to participate either in a course of marriage preparation approved by the marrying pastor or the Alpha Pre-Marriage Course presented by the Vineyard Pre-Marriage Ministry.
  • You must attend all the dates in the course as well as a mentoring session with a Pre-Marriage Ministry couple.
  • Contact DeDe at if you will be using an alternative pre-marriage preparation.

Registration Info

  • This class is $100 for the couple ($50 each) 
  • Each person will need to register and pay ($50) separately, and individually answer the questions on the Registration Survey (each participant will need to provide a unique email address).  
  • Please be sure to register below by the deadline.

When is this course offered? We offer this pre-marriage course 3x throughout the year in February, June, and November. We recommend that couples who are engaged register for this course 6-12 months prior to their wedding date.

If you have further questions, please contact DeDe at 513-671-0422 Ext. 393 or by email at

Couple Survey

Prior to the beginning of this course, each guest couple will receive an email asking them to complete a Couple Survey online (different from the Registration Survey).  Please provide a unique email for each participant when registering.

Each guest couple will be assigned a support couple that will meet with you one time, following completion of the class, to review the Couple Survey. This mentoring session is your opportunity for individualized attention. It typically takes two hours.

The survey compares your answers with those of your partner and identifies strengths and growth areas that your support couple will discuss with you when you meet. The survey is confidential; only your support couple and pastor will see it. After you complete the course, your support couple will provide your marrying pastor with a summary memo.

The survey and course cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Communication (effective talking, effective listening)
  • Managing conflict and anger
  • Commitment (marriage as a covenant)
  • Dealing with finances
  • Relationships with extended family
  • Sexuality
  • Family background
  • Parenting
  • Readiness for marriage

The course features the Alpha Pre-Marriage Course with additional material from the Vineyard Pre-Marriage Ministry.

Questions? Please Contact DeDe at 513-671-0422 Ext. 393 or by email at

Date(s) for Alpha Pre-Marriage Course

Registration for event starting February 17 has closed.