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Married For Life

Married, engaged, or seriously dating couples of all ages.

 
 
 
 
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Join a married for life group

Why? Because it gives us the opportunity to do life together with other couples. Because we are better off together rather than being alone. Because we need a community to discuss the real issues in our lives. Because we all need a safe place to support and be supported by one another. Because we can be serious and fun all at the same time. Because we desire to be part of something greater than ourselves.

 

Our next study will start up in August, register below and stay tuned for more info!

EVENTS

 

KACC would love to be a part of your special day! If you would like to have your wedding on campus or if you would like a KACC pastor to perform your wedding, or if you are simply looking for solid prematiral counseling, please follow the process below.

Premarital Counseling Process

Congratulations on your engagement! Pastor Edgar, our Marriage & Family Pastor and certified SYMBIS and Prepare & Enrich facilitator, completes the private counseling sessions over the course of 5 to 7 weeks, approximately one hour per week. The cost is $250 for the counseling sessions, which includes the SYMBIS assessment, workbook, and book.

The SYMBIS Approach: LAUNCH LIFELONG LOVE
Preparing for a strong and passionate marriage is one of the most important things you'll ever do. More than a million couples have used the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS for short) and now, through the SYMBIS Assessment, we can help you prepare for lifelong love like never before.

Your Money Methods
Kick financial friction to the curb and ensure you realize your shared dreams together.

Your Personalities
Unpack your unique personality dynamics not only as individuals but, more importantly, as a couple.

Your Fight Types
Discover your "hot topics" and the secret of leveraging conflict for a stronger relationship.

Your Talk Styles
Crack the code for deep meaningful conversations to enjoy heartfelt and lasting connections.

Your Love Life
Cultivate deeper intimacy and enduring passion for a lifetime of pleasure and fulfillment.

Your Deepest Longing
Create your ultimate soul-to-soul connection and discover how to infuse your relationship with meaning.

Would you like a KACC Pastor to officiate your wedding?

We know that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and we would be privileged to be a part of your big day! Fill out the form below to request a pastor. We will get back to you as soon as possible with his availability.
***Please note: If one of our pastors will be officiating your wedding, you and your Fiancé/Fiancée are required to complete KACC's Premarital Counseling prior to your wedding date.***
Traditionally, an honorarium is given to the pastor for the time he invests with the bride and groom. It is generally a minimum of $200, which includes service planning, rehearsal, the ceremony and travel.

Are you interested in renting our facility for your wedding?

If you would like to rent our facility for your special day, please complete the Facility Request Form below. Sara, our Facility Events Coordinator will be in contact with your shortly to discuss availability, fees and deposits. Please note that a date cannot be reserved until a deposit is made.

 
 

What We Believe

Marriage

We believe God, not man, created marriage. We believe marriage was the first institution designed by God. We believe the Bible teaches that the covenant of marriage is sacred and lifelong. The Bible makes it clear that marriage is a legally binding public declaration of commitment and a private consummation between one man and one woman, never between the same sex. Therefore, we believe God gives a wife to a husband and a husband to a wife, and they are to receive one another as God’s unique and personal provision to help meet their mutual needs. 

We believe God created marriage for the purpose of couples glorifying God as one flesh, parenting godly children, and enjoying sexual pleasure. As iron sharpens iron, we believe God uses marriage to sharpen a man and woman into the image of Jesus Christ. Just as the Trinity reflects equal worth with differing roles, we believe God created a man and a woman with equal worth but with differing roles and responsibilities in marriage. 

Finally, we declare the marriage commitment must be upheld in our culture as that sacred institution of God in which men and women can experience the truest sense of spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy, so that the two can become one. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:30-32; 1 Corinthians 7:3; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9, 12:25; Proverbs 27:17; Romans 1:26-27, 8:29; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 22:30; Deuteronomy 24:5; Song of Solomon)

Sexual Union 

We believe the Bible clearly states that marriage is the only context for sexual intimacy. We believe contemporary culture is pressing single people to engage prematurely in acts that are intended only for the context of marriage. Our culture has rejected God’s plan for intimacy by promoting sexual promiscuity of various kinds and, as a consequence, has brought upon itself sexual diseases and relational dysfunctions.

We believe in sexual purity and fidelity. Therefore, we are committed to training parents to teach their children at an early age to respect their sexuality and to preserve their virginity and purity until marriage. We are committed to communicating the message to teenagers, single adults, and married couples that sexual intimacy is available only in the context of marriage. (Genesis 2:24-25; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)

Divorce

We believe God’s plan for marriage is that it be a lifelong commitment  between one man and one woman. We believe God hates divorce. We believe divorce brings harm to every person involved. Therefore, reconciliation of a marriage should be encouraged and divorce discouraged. We also believe that God allows for divorce in certain situations, not because He wills it, but because of the hardness of people’s hearts.

We believe the Bible teaches that God allows for divorce in the case of adultery and in the case where an unbelieving spouse has chosen to abandon the commitment of marriage. We believe, however, that it is God’s priority that marital oneness be restored and that, through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, forgiveness and reconciliation be experienced.

We believe that in the unfortunate cases of abuse and abandonment, God has provided protection for an abused spouse and provision for child support through the church, civil law, godly counselors, prayer, and other practical measures.

We believe God can restore broken people and broken marriages by His grace, by the power of His Spirit, and by His practical truths found in the Bible. (Malachi 2:16; Matthew 5:31 32, 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:1-3; Romans 13:1-5; 1 Corinthians 7:15)

 
 
 Edgar, April, Ashlyn, Joanna, and Elijah

Edgar, April, Ashlyn, Joanna, and Elijah

Hi, my name is Edgar Garcia. I have been blessed with a beautiful wife, April, and have been married for 14 years. We have two little girls, Ashlyn (12) and Joanna (12) and a boy, Elijah (5).

I’m a graduate from University of Phoenix with my AA in Business Management. I also received my BS from Hope International University in Christian Ministry. I have been a member of KACC for 16 years and have been serving as the Marriage and Family Pastor for the past five years.

My goal in ministry is to work with marriages so that they can become marriages focused on eternity. When our focus is on eternity, it changes how we enjoy marriage and everything else in this life. Eternity changes how we love. It would be unloving to get my wife and kids so focused on this life that they are unprepared for the next. Christians can emphasize marriage so much that it might lead some to believe that the goal of Christianity is to have a happy marriage, and God becomes a means to that end. I hear Christians thank God for their families more than they thank Him for the cross. Obviously, God wants us to love our families, but let’s be careful so we don’t get our priorities mixed up. Because divorce runs so rampant, even in the church, it makes sense that we tend to overcompensate by emphasizing marriage more than Scripture does. But by doing so, we may be hurting marriages rather than mending them. Couples become self-centered, rather than mission-focused. Singles who once radically served Jesus now spend their days merely improving and enjoying their marriage. Either that, or they quarrel incessantly and spend their days in counseling and despair. Either way, they become virtually worthless for Kingdom purposes. It doesn’t have to be this way. This is why Paul wrote, “I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:35).

We at M4L are dedicated to cultivating marriages that are Kingdom minded and Kingdom focused!