Scheduling and Fees
Coaching/Preparation Sessions are normally scheduled once every two to three weeks for 90 minutes each. As marriage preparation and weddings are not considered part of the compensated duties of Open Life’s pastoral staff, nor are they affiliated with the church in their scope of operation or hours compensated for pastoral staff, we encourage our pastors to receive compensation directly outside of Open Life’s involvement.
The fee of $30 per hour is our current rate recommendation. Our materials Prepare-Enrich encourage at least 5 90 minute sessions plus an initial consultation which comes to $270. Payment: Fees are payable in advance $45 per session or ½ down ($135.00) and 3 additional payments of $45.00 ($270.00 TL) Full advance payment receives 10 % discount. Cost for the Prepare assessment is $35 (other Profiles and extra books recommended will be optional and an extra charge)
Cancellations and no-shows: A $25.00 additional fee will be charged for no-show appointments, or for those canceled with less than 24 hours notice.
Officiating Weddings: is the same fee of $30 per hour and usually totals up to $250 when considering commute, rehearsal, ceremony prep, and ceremony. Fees may be greater depending on distance, holidays and such. it's a balance of your budget, our desire to be a blessing to you in this service and generosity.
Refunds: Refunds are given if your wedding plans are canceled and will be refunded on a prorated basis.