A pre-marriage counseling course is required if you would like an SCC minister to perform the ceremony or if you wish to use the SCC facility for your wedding. Please complete the Wedding Application Form below and forward it to the church secretary, then we will contact you soon.
Skybridge Community Church believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe that this is God’s intent according to scripture. (see our bylaws and constitution)
Bride and groom must individually confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Skybridge Community Church will not marry unbelievers, or join an unbeliever to a believer in marriage (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). God’s Word is clear about the necessity of spiritual compatibility between marriage partners. We understand the common biblical meaning of “believer” as a reference to a “born-again” believer (John 3:3). Therefore, we will not marry a believer to an unbeliever.
Bride and groom must abstain from physical intimacy or living together. The Bible says that if anyone is “in Christ” they are being made “new” as their “old” life “passes away” (2 Corinthians 5:17). One important aspect of our new life in Christ is that of our sexuality. Sex is a gift from God, for He is the one who created it! Therefore, we must follow God’s directions regarding our sexuality. The Bible gives us clear instructions for sex within the parameters of the marriage relationship (2 Corinthians 6:3). God’s Word also gives us clear warnings and consequences when sex is used outside of the marriage.
While many couples that come to Skybridge Community Church are honoring God through abstaining from sexual intimacy, there are many couples that do not fall into this category. Couples who are physically intimate or are living together are asked to temporarily move apart into separate residences and covenant with Skybridge Community Church to abstain from sexual relations, remaining chaste, until their wedding day. We would like the opportunity to encourage you to make this commitment with us, understanding that this is God’s best for your marriage relationship.
ENGAGEMENT PERIOD: The couple must have been engaged no less than six months (12 months preferred) before the proposed marriage ceremony.