Become Ordained almost immediately and perform legal marriage ceremonies.
Have your own marriage ministry if you wish. Do the wedding ceremony for a friend or relative.
People who can perform Wedding Ceremonies in Each State and US Territories
After you receive ordination from
Ministries you will have the authority to do what tens of 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 a legal wedding
ceremony for friends, family and others.
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."
State Marriage Laws and Ordained or Licensed Minister Requirements
Use the CLICKABLE Interactive map below to open up the Laws in & for your state
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- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Question: How many wedding ceremonies has the Administrator/Bishop of World Christianship Ministries done himself?
Rev. McElroy (the founder and administrator of WCM) has performed over 2,500 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?
Generally this is up to you. On the average you might request an offering of $50 to $250 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. Doing marriage ceremonies is an excellent way to make money. Most home ceremonies are simple and quick to perform. Most couples are not looking for a long ceremony, but rather a fairly short, but nice, ceremony. The WCM Marriage Minister Handbook is a perfect reference for doing weddings in homes, gardens, parks, at business locations, almost anywhere.
Question: Do I have to have a church to do weddings?
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 gets involved in the weddings by providing services like photographs, flowers and such, or taking appointments over the phone or computer. There are many possibilities for family members who are creative.
Question: Will I be able to do weddings in all states?
Yes, you may perform legal weddings in all states as an ordained or licensed minister (clergy). A few states require filing of credentials before doing a wedding ceremony. Check our Marriage Laws in Each State page for detailed information in your state. A few states also required a Letter of Good Standing for doing weddings.
Question: I would like to have my relative ordained just to do my wedding ceremony. Can this be done?
Yes, 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.
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