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Quick Wedding Question

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by mckestev, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. mckestev

    mckestev New Member

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    This is probably an odd question, but I am unable to get anyone I know on the phone to help me with it right now. When a Pastor officiates a wedding and the marriage certificate asks for the church, religion, or civil authority, do I put the local congregation that licensed me, or the denomination (in my case Southern Baptist Convention)?

    Again, I know it is a strange question, but help a young preacher out.
     
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  2. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
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    I would list the church with which you are currently affiliated. The SBC itself does not officially authorize/ordain ministers.
     
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    Usually it's congregation though here in Texas I don't even think it requires that. You can simply put that your a minister. You might want to check with your state about all the regs though, I know some places you actually have to be registered with the county or state before you can perform marriages.
     
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