Site of wedding ceremony performed by Rev. McElroy, WCM Administrator (Yosemite National Park, Valley Chapel).
Minister or Wedding Officiant Page
We give you authority to do legal wedding and marriage ceremonies.
Have your own marriage ministry if you wish. Do the wedding ceremony for a friend or relative.
After you receive ordination from
Ministries you will have the authority to do what thousands of people
ordained are now doing, perform a wedding ceremony. This is a
opportunity to earn extra money to support yourself and family and your
ministry. World Christianship Ministries has extensive experience
in performing legal wedding ceremonies and we will share that knowledge
with you! No other internet ministry or internet church has the
of doing "hands on" wedding ceremonies like World Christianship
So don't wait, you can have the legal authority to be a wedding
minister, marriage minister or wedding officiant, marriage officiant
of your life and do Christian Marriages. Perform the legal wedding
ceremony for friends and family.
Begin your own wedding chapelThere are three types of wedding ceremonies and all three are easy for you to do. They are:
Begin your own marriage ministry working from your home or apartment
Perform the wedding ceremony for a relative or friend
It costs next to nothing to begin doing weddings
The Simple Ceremony ..... couples who basically just want to be pronounced as husband and wife.Our Marriage Minister's Handbook will give you easy to understand step by step instructions on how to conduct all 3 types of wedding ceremonies. Ordination by World Christianship Ministries will give you the legal authority to do weddings. Also, after being ordained by WCM you may call this ministry at any time if you have a questions about doing a ceremony.
The Informal Ceremony ..... couples who wish to have their wedding at their home, garden, park, or special location.
The Formal Ceremony ..... couples who wish a more formal setting in a church or hall, etc.
Pictured above is Minister Powell of Arizona
and one of the 15 happy couples he has joined in marriage.
Rev. Powell writes: "I performed 15 wedding last year, and currently have a one on one ministry. Your credentials and handbooks have been an inspiration, and God is using me in ways I never thought possible."
Question: How many wedding ceremonies has the Administrator/Bishop of World Christianship Ministries done himself?
Answer: Rev. McElroy has performed over 2,000 marriage ceremonies in homes, gardens, parks, halls, churches, national parks, at the ocean, in the mountains, at places of business and even on horseback.
Question: How much of an offering should I ask for doing a marriage ceremony?
Answer: Generally this is up to you. On the average you might request an offering of $50 to $200 or more for doing a wedding ceremony depending on the size of the town or city, and whether or not it is a simple or formal ceremony.
Question: Do I have to have a church to do weddings?
Answer: No, you do not need a physical church in order to do weddings. You may work from your home if you wish. Also, many of the people we ordain have family that get involved in the weddings by providing services like photographs, flowers and such. There are many possibilities for family members who are creative.
Question: Will I be able to do weddings in all states?
Answer: Yes, you may perform legal weddings in all states as an ordained or licensed minister (clergy). A few states require you to have an actual congregation first and a few will require you to file a copy of your certificate of ordination, ordination certificate, with the marriage license office, or other office, before doing a wedding. Nevada requires your ministry to be established formally (with a congregation) before you get permission to do weddings. New York City requires you to formally establish your ministry in "unconstitutional ways" before they give permission to do legal marriages. The rest of New York state goes by different rules. Most of the states require nothing except that you be ordained or licensed and properly complete the marriage license after the ceremony and file it timely back with the county. If you live in Canada it is not easy to get permission to do weddings there as their laws are much different than the USA.
Question: I would like to have my relative ordained just to do my wedding ceremony. Can this be done?
Answer: Of course your relative (or friend) can be ordained and do your ceremony. And, since we ordain individuals for life your relative (or friend) will always have the authority to perform a legal marriage ceremony and (or) begin a Christian ministry if they wish to do so.
CLICK HERE to request the World Christianship Ministries information packet including simple application, a copy or the WCM newsletter and other information about being ordained and the many things we offer.
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