Pastorís Policy on Weddings
The Covenant Marriage Vow
Believing that marriage is a covenant intended by God to be a lifelong fruitful relationship between a man and a woman, we vow to God, each other, our families, and our community to remain steadfast in unconditional love, reconciliation, and sexual purity, while purposefully growing in our covenant marriage relationship.
Firmly believing that the family was set up by God Himself, it is the desire of our church to establish some guidelines whereby we may best minister to our church family and others who may wish to use our facilities, staff or resources for a marriage ceremony.
Believing in the principles of covenant marriage and the reality that many today do not have a Biblical understanding of the Spiritual nature of marriage and the commitment of marriage, we hereby make the following marriage policies:
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3. Couples shall have been in a committed relationship with each other for at least one year before the marriage process and counseling begins.
4. Couples shall not be involved in a sexual relationship of any type (abstinence).
5. Couples shall be able to give a clear testimony of their salvation experience and current walk with God.
6. Couples shall be able to clearly explain the Spiritual principles of marriage and a committed marriage relationship.
7. The Pastor reserves the right to decline performing the wedding or allowing the use of church facilities or staff for the wedding at any time during the pre marital preparation process.† No announcements of any kind shall be printed, published or shared until written confirmation is given from the Pastor that he has agreed to perform the service.††
8. We feel that our church is the house of God; behavior at any wedding practice, ceremony or reception should be consistent with high standards of moral and Christian conduct.†
9. We urge the wedding party to remember that at the center of any church wedding must be God Himself.† Therefore, the selection of a duly ordained minister is essential.† The choice of a minister, if other than church staff, must be approved by the pastor.† The minister of music or the pastor must approve the selections of music for the wedding.† Wedding apparel shall be in good taste and in keeping with the traditions of the church.
10. The wedding party and the church member who reserved the church facilities are responsible to clean the church and return all facilities used to their pre-event condition.
Marriage is defined as a Holy union ordained by God as the uniting of one man
and one woman.†
12. The wedding ceremony must honor God, be in good taste and be in keeping with the traditions of the church and the pastor.
Pastor Bob Alderman