Nine Key Issues for Pastors Regarding Weddings

July 8, 2016
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Podcast Episode #240


Discussions on pastors and weddings as well as what to watch for, what to have prepared, and what to avoid.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • If you’re in the South and getting married on a Fall Saturday, prepare for possible low attendance.
  • You really don’t know your spouse until you’re married and living with one another every day.
  • Premarital counseling is a great way to use older couples as mentors in your church.
  • From my perspective, me doing a wedding is an endorsement of the marriage.
  • Weddings are theological events.
  • You need to know a couple’s expectations of you as their wedding officiant.
  • I don’t recommend pastors setting a specific wedding fee.
  • I don’t think couple realize how many hours go into a wedding from the minister’s point of view.

The nine key issues regarding wedding that we cover are:

  1. Your personal beliefs.
  2. Make counseling a requirement.
  3. Get to know the couple.
  4. Share Christ with them.
  5. Understand the expectations for attendance.
  6. The issues of the financial charge.
  7. Make the ceremony personal.
  8. Work with the wedding coordinator.
  9. Know your limitations.

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