This book is divided into two parts: Part 1: Arranging the Wedding; Present day concerns and celebrations; Ministry before and after the ceremony; Making the service more personal; Conducting the service; Music and the wedding; Guidelines for weddings and receptions. This edition contains the newest liturgies available from a variety of denominations. Part 2: Model Services: A Classical Service; A Baptist Service; An Episcopal Service; A Lutheran Service; A Presbyterian Service; A United Methodist Service; The Blessing of a Civil Marriage.
A comprehensive contemporary resource for planning and conducting Christian marriage services and providing pastoral care for couples before and after the wedding. Includes sample wedding services from mainline denominations and suggestions for designing personalized services, selecting music, and developing church policy statements.
An author and retired minister of Middle TennesseePresbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA). He is a graduate ofDavidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, UnionTheological Seminary in Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, andVanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He alsostudied at New College, University of Edinburgh inScotland.