The marriage ceremony is one of the most sacred and beautiful of all the services of the church. It is more than a social occasion; it is a worship service in which a man and a woman, in the company of their loved ones and friends, pledge themselves to each other before God, and are unified by Him in holy wedlock.
Our statement of faith, the Baptist Faith and Message (2000), expresses our fundamental biblical conviction that Christian marriage is, by definition, the spiritual and physical uniting of one man and one woman in an exclusive covenant commitment for their joint lifetime. Christian marriage is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His Church. As such, South Tulsa Baptist Church believes that wedding ceremonies on church property are spiritual observances of worship of God who created this divine institution. As worship services, weddings on church property shall be officiated by one or more ordained ministers of the gospel. The church may decline to make its facilities or ministers available for any wedding if it is determined that one or both of the parties are not biblically and/or legally qualified to marry. Our Pastor or Church Advisory Council may make such determinations, subject to the direction of the church.
It is the desire of our church to make every wedding a meaningful event. For you to have a worshipful and spiritually ordered ceremony, you are urged to make thorough preparations. It is to this end that the following procedures have been established, and will be followed in arranging weddings at South Tulsa Baptist Church.
Wedding Data Form
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