WEDDINGS @ NWC
Planning your big day?
Northwest church has one facility available for rent.
• Worship Center – seats 400 people
At Northwest church, we view weddings as a celebration of God calling together a man and a woman into a holy union for a lifelong marriage.
“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6
Marriage was intended by God to be the most intimate love relationship. We are honored to be a part of this wonderful process leading to your lifelong marriage. The following wedding policies have been developed to provide clarity for all couples considering being married at Northwest Church.
A six-week pre-marital counseling is mandatory and focuses on the biblical principles for a lasting marriage. A couple’s communication inventory will be administered that will facilitate helpful communication about the most important issues of marriage.
The wedding is a celebration of a holy union. Any couple that is living together will be expected to separate. This provides a period of renewed commitment spiritually as preparation for the wedding in the church.
It is critical for the couple to have the same spiritual faith and beliefs. A conflict of faith can prevent a couple from experiencing the deepest bond of intimacy. The Bible calls this being “unequally yoked.” (II Corinthians 6:14) This refers to a believer and unbeliever in the Christian faith.
If you need clarification on any of these issues, you can contact:
Pastor Mitch Ross: (559) 435-2200 ext.153
Here’s what’s included in the rental fee.
Wedding consultant– Our wedding consultants will help you coordinate your big day and connect you to fantastic resources including:
Premarital counseling – many people spend an enormous amount of time planning for the wedding day and neglect planning for the marriage. That’s why premarital counseling is required if you rent our facilities. You’ll meet with for 6 sessions prior to your wedding and get practical tools that help preparing you and your fiancé for a long life together.
A Pastor – who will meet with you to plan and perform the wedding.
You are required to use one of our pastors on staff, and pre-marital counseling provided by Northwest Church.
• Sound and lighting technician
• Video recording your ceremony
• Custodial service
• Miscellaneous items
– Grand piano
– Kneeling bench
– Candelabras (candles not included)
– Candle lighters
– Ficus trees
– Table for a unity candle or communion