As a church we recognize marriage as a sacred, covenantal relationship designed by God between a man and a woman. Our purpose is to encourage and develop the relationships of the married couples of Edinbrook Church through:

Preparing: Engaged couples are supported through Pre-marriage counseling and the Marriage 101 study.

Maximizing: Married couples are celebrated and strengthened through Growth Groups meeting in homes, regularly scheduled activities and annual events.

Repairing: Encouragement through counseling and referrals for couples that are struggling or desire to have a deeper relationship.

Pre-Marriage Ministry

If you are planning to get married we congratulate you and heartily support your commitment to one another. At the same time; we want to equip you with basic tools and training to ensure that you have a solid base on which to build your marriage relationship. We are all aware of the high rates of divorce in our culture but not many couples are aware that studies have shown that the Divorce rate can be reduced by 30% with at least six sessions of premarital counseling. We are here to encourage and stand with you on your journey together and to provide an opportunity for you to begin your relationship on a solid foundation. In order to have your wedding at Edinbrook Church you must do the following:

  • Meet with Pastor Bob
  • Take the Prepare/Enrich Inventory: Overview of the Prepare/Enrich survey
  • Complete the Marriage 101 course

First - You need to know that getting married at Edinbrook Church is reserved for Edinbrook Members and Regular Attenders only.

Second - You will need at least six months before your wedding to accomplish the requirements mentioned above. 
Please call the Church office at 763-424-7744 to begin the process.

Maximizing Marriage Ministry

The Maximizing Marriages ministry is designed to encourage and enrich the relationships of all married couples of Edinbrook Church and our surrounding community. We offer opportunities to connect in small Growth group settings with other married couples. These groups are designed to equip you with tools to help you grow together in oneness. In addition we hold several annual events and encourage couples with a variety of activities we can enjoy together.

Maximizing Marriages ministry is headed by a team of volunteers and we are always interested in other couples willing to join in and come alongside in our efforts to reach out to the couples of our Church.

To learn more about joining the marriage ministry or for more details on a growth group or upcoming event, please contact Robin & Rusty Eckstrom (

Dates to Keep in Mind:

Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway

Every year Family Life sponsors a series of Marriage getaways at a variety of locations across the U.S. These are two-and-a-half day Marriage conferences dedicated to equipping couples to growing in oneness. For additional information on the weekend, please visit On the Weekend to Remember Getaway page you can find details and video links on the getaway as well as the dates and locations for events throughout the United States as well as the Feature Getaways at select locations.

When you register for the event, make sure to register with the group name Edinbrook to receive the group discount rate.