Marriage isn’t something people enter into lightly, and it is our hope that every couple to experience a memorable and sacred wedding service. Since marriage is a covenant through which a man and a woman offer vows before God to live out together their lives of discipleship, we’ve developed a set of policies about weddings as they are described in the Bible.
These policies are not meant to be hurdles you have to overcome but rather guides to ensure we’re all following the instructions God has given us. With that in mind, please read the following policies. If you have any questions, please check out our Wedding FAQs.
General Wedding Policy
- Since our purpose is to establish Christian marriages in the context of a loving community, weddings are reserved for individuals as followers of Christ and regular attendees of Christ Community Chapel and its campuses for at least six months prior to submitting their application to be married.
- We feel an obligation under the Lord to prepare Christ Community Chapel’s engaged couples as best we can or their life together. Therefore, couples from Christ Community Chapel who want to be married by a Christ Community Chapel pastor must go through our pre-marital mentoring process.
- We believe sexual abstinence before marriage is God’s design for each couple. We also believe living separately from each other until the wedding day is important in creating space for you to maintain the boundaries needed to do your pre-marital mentoring process well. Therefore, we ask you as a couple, to covenant with each other and God, to abstain sexually throughout the pre-marital period until you are married, and to live separately until your wedding day. If there are any
circumstances that you think merit special consideration, please explain on the reverse side of the
Steps for Planning a Wedding
- Contact Lori McMillen for a wedding application.
- Fill out and submit wedding application.
- When notified that your application has been received along with fee, contact Lori McMillen to schedule your interview.
- Upon approval of your wedding application, a mentoring couple will be assigned to you and you begin meeting with them. For questions about pre-marital mentoring, please contact Lori McMillen.
- Meet with wedding coordinator to plan wedding details.
- One or two weeks before your wedding, meet with your officiating pastor to go over the ceremony.
- Get married and live happily ever after!
We know that there are a lot of questions that come up as you begin to plan a wedding, so we’ve collected some of the most common questions we’re asked Wedding FAQs here. If you have any other questions about weddings, please contact Lori McMillen.