What if I want to be married at Cornerstone or have a Cornerstone Pastor officiate my wedding?
We are excited to celebrate marriage in our community, and are honored that you would ask one of our pastoral staff to officiate! As part of the planning and scheduling process, we ask that all engaged parties wishing to be married by one of our Cornerstone Church pastors read and abide by the following parameters. We know there may be some people who disagree or object to the following boundaries, and we respect your right to do so. However, we ask that the same courtesy be extended to our church and our pastoral staff as we endeavor to honor God as best we know how.
In order to be married by a Cornerstone Church pastor, we ask:
*that all engaged couples complete six (6) pre-marital counseling sessions with one of our staff or leaders. Marriage is a serious endeavor, created by a God of covenant, a covenant established between one man and one woman. It is disheartening to know that almost ½ of all marriages end in divorce, so we require pre-marital counseling to try to get your marriage going on the right track.
*that engaged couples not be living together or engaging in pre-marital sexual relations. The book of Hebrews urges us to “keep the marriage bed pure”, a theme consistently expressed throughout the Bible of the sacredness of sexual intimacy. We will ask you to be celibate and living apart until your wedding.
*all Cornerstone wedding inquiries for use of the building will be vetted by Andrew Dempsey. He may be reached at [email protected]
. Because of the Cornerstone Church service schedule, weddings may be held during the week or on Saturday mornings. Saturday weddings are to end by 1:00PM and the church must be cleaned and vacated by 2:00PM. We hold a strict policy of no alcohol on the grounds of Cornerstone Church and if using a DJ, please understand that as we honor God in our building for worship services, all music, though modern, cannot contain foul language or be overtly sexual in nature. Details may be discussed in person.
If you are interested in pursing premarital counseling, a ceremony pastor or general "wedding" questions, please contact Todd Garman at [email protected]