Congratulations to both of you on having made one of the most significant decisions of your lives!
While we believe making Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior is the most important life-changing decision you can make, choosing the one with whom you will spend the rest of your life in the sacred covenant of marriage is incredibly significant.
Weddings at Life
Life Church exists to reach people far from God throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Our approach on Sunday mornings is to create a laid back environment flavored with engaging worship and the Word. While we set the bar very, very low on Sundays (everyone is welcome), we do take marriage very seriously and unapologetically set the bar higher for weddings officiated at Life Church.
Believing that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God, it is our desire that couples approach marriage in a way that honors God. Therefore, pastors reserve the right to decline officiating a wedding if couples do not agree with the “engagement covenant” which includes the following:
A Covenant of Belief
In believing that the Bible teaches that Christians are to marry only Christians, we require that both bride and groom individually come to an understanding and acceptance of Christ’s sacrificial death. (2 Corinthians 6:14-16; Romans 10:9-10)
A Covenant of Purity
Believing that the sexual relationship has been designed and intended for marriage, we ask that you agree to abstain from any sexual relationship until after the wedding. Furthermore, believing that living arrangements that include cohabitation prior to the wedding is a compromise of pointing others to Christ, we ask that you agree to separate living arrangements until the wedding. (Hebrews 13:4, 1 Timothy 4:12)
A Covenant of Faithfulness
Believing that the Church is God’s Greenhouse to grow strong marriages, we ask that you find a place of involvement within Life Church, a part of the Body of Christ, and pursue a lifestyle of faithfulness.
Bride and Groom
We have four milestones as we head toward your wedding day:
- Bride and Groom are required to complete a Life 101 Class and be actively serving at Life Church.
- Bride and Groom must complete Financial Peace University classes at Life Church (9 week course).
- Bride and Groom will read through the book The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller together.
- Bride and Groom will set up three pre-marital counseling appointments with their officiating pastor.
The total cost for reserving the date and facility is $300.
Please return a $200 non-refundable deposit, along with the signed Wedding Requirements and Application, to reserve the facility for your wedding. This must be completed at least 60 days prior to the wedding date.
After paying the $200 non-refundable deposit, the balance due of $100 must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the wedding date.
The total cost for reserving the date for an outdoor wedding is $200.
Please return a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, along with the signed Wedding Requirements and Application, to reserve the date. Additional chairs and sound system for outdoor weddings are not provided.