Welcome to North Coast Calvary Chapel: Weddings!
It is with great joy that we begin this process of helping you celebrate your upcoming wedding day!
The North Coast Calvary Chapel wedding team is committed to doing the best job we can to make this day run smoothly, safely and succinctly as possible. It is our desire to provide information to you that will help you understand what our beliefs and values regarding marriage.
Please take the time to read through all of our pages here, as they will help you determine what choices you need to make for your big day. We will need to have you fill out this form and email it to us or go over it with us at your consultation meeting.
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Jeff Reinke
Statement of Biblical Authority
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with the final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For the purposes of church doctrine, practice, policy, employment, and discipline our Board of Directors is the church’s final interpretive authority.
Statement of Marriage
Marriage has been ordained by God. This church defines “marriage” as the exclusive covenant union of one man and one woman.
The Biblical View of Marriage
The institution of marriage is one the greatest gifts to mankind by God. His divine plan was revealed to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and described clearly in Genesis 2:24 where we read, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh.” The concept of the marriage covenant is central
to the Biblical view of the relationship between God and His people and between marital partners. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible compares God’s marriage covenant to His people with our marriage covenant to our spouses.
Marriage is not a social experiment left to the interpretation of society. For five thousand years of recorded history every civilization in the history of mankind has been built on it. To be very direct and succinct, the institution of marriage represents the very foundation of human social order. Everything of value sits on this cornerstone. Institutions, governments, religious organizations and the health and welfare of children are all dependent on its stability. When marriage is weakened or undermined, the entire superstructure of civilization is threatened.
Biblical Marriage is not a contract mandated by the state—it is a covenant between man and God. Human marriages are meant to be like God’s marriage covenant to His people in both purpose and permanence. The marriage covenant provides us with a clue to understanding the very heart of God. It helps us understand God’s redemptive purpose for
The primary purpose of marriage is to display the person and character of a loving God. It is through Christian marriage that the world can observe and learn of God’s love.