Though the culture has evolving definitions of marriage, we believe that it is God alone who has the ultimate authority to prescribe and describe the marital relationship (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:1–9; Mark 10:1–12). Because of this understanding, we will only recognize marriages that meet the biblical definition: a covenant relationship between one gender-normative man and one gender-normative woman. The pastors, ministers, and staff of The Village will only participate in weddings and officiate marriages that meet this definition.
If you want a pastor from The Village to officiate your wedding, the couple must complete a premarital mentoring course. To apply, please complete the Wedding Application. You cannot schedule a pastor from The Village to officiate your ceremony more than one year ahead of time and must request one no later than five months from your wedding date.
A godly marriage involves the purposeful effort of two people moving toward a healthy union with each other and with Christ. We encourage pre-engaged and engaged couples to enter into relationships that include both individual and couple-focused reflection and growth. We encourage your preparation for marriage to be supported in three possible environments:
Register for premarital mentoring:
If you want to check availability and pricing, or if you need a pastor from The Village to conduct a memorial service, please contact our Funeral Coordinator.
For additional care and support during this time please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Care webpage for information about TVC's grief care spaces, including both individual discipleship opportunities and our grief support group.
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