Weddings

"But 'God made them male and female' from the beginning of creation. 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'"

Mark 10:6-7

STEP ONE: Decide if a Pathway wedding is right for you

Are you considering a Pathway wedding or looking for a PCC pastor to officiate an off-site ceremony? Start here! 

If you are choosing to be married at Pathway or by a Pathway officiant, you are choosing a Christ-centered wedding. Pathway will marry regular attenders who both have committed their lives to following Christ.

Costs:

Premarital Class (Merge) & Materials: $60

Building Use: $750 ($350 of this amount is a damage deposit and may be refundable).

Pastor's Honorarium at PCC or other local venue: $100 (minimum)

Pastor's Honorarium outside PCC: $100 (minimum) + travel & accommodations

Wedding Coordinator Consultation: $50 (required)

Tech Fee: $200 ($100/tech, with a minimum of two techs required for ceremonies at Pathway)

Wedding Coordinator: $200 (required if you are using a Pathway Officiant)

Requirements:

4-6 Months Before Wedding Date

Pastoral Meetings

Marriage Assessment Survey (Prepare & Enrich)

Premarital Class Completion (Merge)

Must Be a Pathway Attendee

Prior to marriage, we ask couples to refrain from cohabitation and sexual intimacy until after their wedding. If you have questions in regard to this, please reach out. We’d love to have a conversation.

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4, NIV
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Ephesians 5:3 NIV
As per our church’s and denomination’s beliefs: “We believe in the historically Christian view of marriage and sexual expression; namely, that marriage is a one-flesh covenant union between two sexually different persons (male and female) from different families, and that all sexual relationships outside of marriage are sin.” Ephesians 5:31, Mark 10:6-9

STEP TWO: Start the Process

FIRST, Meet Katie

Katie is your first point of contact when it comes to scheduling a wedding at Pathway. Have a question about the pricing? Curious about our policies? Anxious to get your date on the books? Katie is the person to talk to. To begin the process of scheduling your wedding and/or PCC pastor, click below to submit the wedding registration form.

To contact Katie directly, email kbrown@pccfw.org.

Have you read our policies?
Please read policies (above) before filling out a registration form.

SECOND, Meet Pastor Gordon

While we come alongside you to have the best wedding possible, more importantly, we want to prepare you to have the best marriage possible. Our goal is to equip you to have a Christ-centered marriage, built on the foundation of God’s Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

To begin this process, you will meet with Pastor Gordon to discuss the eight-week Merge class, the marriage assessment, and what it means to follow Christ in your marriage.

To set up your appointment, contact Daphne at daustin@pccfw.org.

PASTORAL APPOINTMENT #1

MARRIAGE ASSESSMENT SURVEY REVIEW (APPOINTMENT #2)

THIRD, meet a PCC Wedding Coordinator

Once your wedding date is set, our PCC wedding coordinator will step in and do what she does best. She’ll walk with you through the details of your big day, and help make it the best ceremony possible!

To contact a wedding coordinator directly, email weddings@pccfw.org.

STEP THREE: Register for Your Premarital Class

Merge

This eight week series of classes is fun, real, interactive, and all about getting your marriage off to a great start. Merge gives engaged and seriously-dating couples the opportunity to seek wisdom and receive counsel about marriage. We incorporate large group teaching, small group time, the leadership of seasoned “coach” couples, and a stellar curriculum to address common challenges in marriage from a Biblical perspective. Merge will help you establish the foundation for a Christ-centered marriage, and we would be honored to walk beside you as you begin your journey.

About Merge: In our leaders' words

STEP FOUR: Officiating Pastor Scheduled

Will you need one of the Pathway pastors to officiate your wedding? Did you have someone specific in mind? If so, let us know which pastor you’d like to request. Otherwise, we are happy to match one of our pastors according to their availability.

Amanda Miller

Middle School Small Groups Pastor

Brad Bullock

Student Ministries Pastor

Brent Allen

Executive Pastor of Ministries

Brian Beall

Next Steps Pastor

Byron VonGunten

College & Young Adult Pastor

Gordon Knapp

Marriage & Parenting Pastor

Tyler Ward

Adult Ministries Pastor

STEP FIVE: Meet with Your Officiating Pastor

Approximately 30 days before your wedding date, your officiating pastor will contact you. They will set up a time to discuss the details of your ceremony, get to know you, and answer any questions you may have.

GET TO KNOW YOUR OFFICIATING PASTOR.

DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF YOUR CEREMONY.

SELECT THE WORDING OF YOUR VOWS AND EXCHANGE OF RINGS.