The Engagement Covenant
Believing that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God, it is our desire that couples approach marriage according to biblical standards and in a way that is pleasing to God. In this regard, Elevate Pastors reserve the right to decline officiating a wedding if couples do not agree with the engagement covenant which includes the following:
1. A Covenant Of Belief—Believing that God has intended Christians to marry Christians, we require that both the bride and groom individually have come to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and have made a commitment of their lives to Him. 1 Corinthians 6:14-16; Romans 10:9-10
2. A Covenant Of Purity—Believing that the sexual relationship has been designed and intended only for the marriage relationship, we ask that you agree to abstain from any sexual relationship until you are officially married to one another.
3. A Covenant Of Faithfulness—Believing that the church is used by God to strengthen your marriage, we ask that you find a place of involvement in church and pursue a lifestyle of faithfulness. (Hebrews 10:19-25)