Wedding Officiating Policy

“Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, we believe that the marriage ceremony, officiated as a wedding or vow renewal ceremony, is an act of Christian worship, and as such, CrossHope Chapel’s pastors, ministers, and elders shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman, on church property or off church property, as an extension of church ministry and in accordance with the church mission, marriage policies, Statement of Beliefs, and Church Constitution and By-Laws of CrossHope Chapel.”

• Also see our Statement on Marriage and Sexuality 

 


Doctrinal Clarification…

As often as doctrines within our fellowship require clarification, or as conflicting issues within our society arise, or as disputes with the church at large, or as national conversations deem necessary, we will develop and adopt appropriate “position statements” to offer clarity regarding our pastoral leadership and/or our  Statement of Faith on those matters.