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:
As our desire to serve and assist you in times of loss, we make our facilities available for funerals, but availability is limited. Only certain days and times of the week are open, and those times often change week-to-week. 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 Care Ministry.
If a couple is wise, even before they get engaged, they’ll ask their friends and family some b...
When our relationships get difficult, we can look to Jesus as a model for how to persevere, se...