Weddings at Central
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT MARRIAGE
As marriage is God’s creation, we will joyfully conduct marriage ceremonies between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:18-25). For detailed information about weddings at Central, see our Wedding Guide below.
As our mission is to make and multiply Christ followers, we reserve the right to restrict the use of our facilities to those who are Christ-followers, and intend to put God’s glory first in their marriage. We are committed to helping marriages grow strong and sharing a relationship with the Lord is key to that strength. Therefore we do not “rent for profit.” The deposits and fees required are used to cover the basic cost incurred for the use of the facilities.
WHO CAN PERFORM YOUR CEREMONY
We believe that marriage is a solemn covenant event before the face of Almighty God and consequently, only those men who have been duly examined and commissioned, or have been licensed or ordained by The Central Baptist Church or a like-minded church, will be allowed to officiate weddings on The Central Baptist Church property.
Pre-marital counseling is essential to build a strong foundation for marriage. Consequently, any couple desiring to be married at Central will be required to complete the pre-marital counseling we offer, or in mitigating circumstances, an equivalent counseling course approved by our Senior Pastor.
We may decline to marry a couple (or may opt to cancel a wedding) if at any point we discover that they have not given a truthful representation of their relationship, their motives, or their Christian ideals. It is best for the couple to be straightforward at the very beginning of our dealings together.
The couple must give sufficient advance notice of the wedding date to allow time for the pastoral meeting, premarital counseling, and adequate ceremony preparations.
The couple may be creative in their ceremony, keeping in mind that a wedding is a worship ceremony and all aspects of the ceremony should be planned in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
Remarriage ceremonies must be discussed with the Senior Pastor before submitting an application.