What an exciting time in your life! We look forward to coming alongside you as you anticipate and prepare for marriage. To start the process, we encourage you to follow the steps outlined below, to consider what we believe about marriage, and to review our recommendations.
People come from many different backgrounds and traditions that shape their understanding of marriage. At Fellowship, we recognize the value of that diversity while holding strongly to what we believe is the essential ingredient for entering a covenant of Christian marriage based on teaching of God’s Word.
From God’s Word, we understand that a Christian marriage is a unique and exclusive covenant made by a man and woman to share their lives together in a bond of love that reflects the love of Jesus Christ. That requires much more than a ceremony or a blessing from the church. It requires that the bride and groom both put their faith in Jesus and commit their lives to following Him.
This is why we take marriage so seriously at Fellowship. We don’t choose to simply perform wedding ceremonies. Rather, we want to help build marriages that will thrive and go the distance. To that end, we have identified a list of recommendations if you have plans to be married by one of our pastors.
If you have any questions about our wedding ministry, please contact us at email@example.com.
Chuck has been executive pastor of two large churches in Southern California for the past 30 years. He brings a deep passion for developing leaders in the local church and in the marketplace who value the importance of leading, not with positions or titles, but with WHO they are. He is constantly pursuing ways to challenge leaders to look at the interior issues of life and leadership. Chuck did his undergrad work at BIOLA, earned a ThM at Dallas Seminary, and received his Doctor of Ministry at Talbot School of Theology. He is also the Founder and President of Lead With Your Life, Inc.
He enjoys taking long walks with his college sweetheart, Pattie, in their neighborhood or at the beach, reading, a round of golf on occasion, working out, experiencing new foods and restaurants, cheering for the USC Trojans, doing home improvement projects with his two grown sons, and spending as much time as possible with his six grandkids in the Olson’s back yard "forest" or taking them on some crazy adventure.