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Wedding Policy/ Other Policies

其他有關人事財務處理原則在本頁底端 Other Policies can be found on the bottom of this page.
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榮耀華人浸信會
婚禮舉行原則
2014年3月9日經聖工會議通過實施

一、婚禮的意義

  婚姻是上帝設立的,是神聖的,是一男一女的。結婚典禮是基督徒信仰生命中的重要典儀,是基督徒美好生命的見證,是對天父上帝的敬拜,是必須按聖經真理教訓舉行的禮拜。

  結婚人的男女雙方都必須是得救、重生、受浸的基督徒,清楚知道是上帝成就的婚配,且是在主前立的聖約,世間沒有任何權柄可以廢止主前所立的婚約。

  婚禮只是基督徒婚姻與建立家庭的起始,結婚人的男女雙方都必須矢志按上帝真理、聖經教訓建立合上帝心意的基督化婚姻與家庭,並得到雙方家長的同意與支持,藉以成為原生家庭,以及永生上帝的家──教會的祝福,也是基督耶穌的榮美見證。

  教會肢體的婚禮,是上帝家中的喜事,全教會都當歡喜快樂的參與、協助、祝福,同頌主榮、同享主恩。

 

二、結婚人

1.  男女雙方皆為已得救重生受浸的基督徒。

2.  至少一方為本教會會員,或為本教會會員之直系血親。

3.  男女雙方同時接受過教會牧者的婚姻輔導,矢志按上帝真理、聖經教訓建立合上帝心意的基督化婚姻與家庭。

4.  男女雙方都得到家長的同意與祝福。

5.  若雙方皆非本教會會員,必須都是第一次婚姻,且符合134款。

 

三、證婚人

  證婚人必須為基督教會牧師或已按立的傳道人,由結婚人自行邀請。

 

四、日期時間與申請預訂

1.  不得在主日舉行婚禮,不得與教會崇拜、聚會、活動時間衝突。

2.  至少須提前三個月預訂。

3.  申請預訂時須附婚前輔導證明,或預訂的婚前輔導資料。

4.  非會員須附所屬教會牧師及我教會同工薦信。

5.  我教會保留場地使用之決定權。

 

五、婚禮程序、預演與音樂

  婚禮典儀程序、音樂必須符合基督教婚禮典儀,神聖、莊重。

  若由我教會牧師證婚,典儀程序須遵循我教會所訂。若另請證婚人,典儀程序由證婚人安排。

  婚禮音樂與司琴由結婚人自行安排、邀請。教會可代為邀請司琴。

  音控台設備,必須由我教會同工操作。教會可代為邀請同工。

  婚禮預演須與證婚牧師、秘書、司琴、視聽組約訂,原則為婚禮前一日傍晚。

 

六、場地

1.  禮拜堂為婚禮禮堂,包括二樓Youth Hall作為新娘休息室。

2.  聯誼廳可作為茶點招待會用。

3.  廚房不供烹飪用,僅熟食加溫、飲料調製、蔬果料理。餐具須自備。

4.  除申請使用的場所及川堂、走廊、前廳、廁所外,教室與辦公室不開放。

5.  停車場指標、秩序,與安全,概由結婚人自行負責。

6.  所有垃圾、廢棄物須自行清除,投入戶外垃圾箱。

 

七、佈置

  禮堂或聯誼廳之佈置及還原當由結婚人自行安排,教會僅提供場地。

  所有佈置不得違背聖經真理,不改變聖壇,不作破壞性佈置,不留任何痕跡。

  所有佈置須在借用時段內進行,在借用時段結束前還原,恢復原狀。

 

八、費用

  本教會為非營利機構,不出租,不收租金。但結婚人須負擔使用場地的水、電、安全、音控費用,若有毀損,應賠償。以上費用不算作奉獻,教會不開抵稅收據。

  負擔費用表列如下:

   

保證金 (無損退還)

禮堂 Sanctuary

Fellowship Hall

證婚 本教會牧師

翻譯 中譯英

司琴

音控 (含錄音)

教會會員

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

TBD

No Charge

會員親屬

100

150

100

No Charge

TBD

TBD

100

   

100

200

150

No Charge

TBD

TBD

100

  以上費用受款人為Glory Chinese Baptist Church

  佈置拆除、傢俱還原、廚房清理,及倒垃圾,由結婚人負責。

  清潔由教會特約工作人員執行,婚禮(禮堂、前廳、休息室、衛生間、走廊)100.00,茶點招待(聯誼廳、廚房)50.00,清潔費逕付工作人員。

 

九、附則

1.  申請時請填寫:A.  婚禮申請表、B.  場地借用與免責授權書。

2.  兒童照顧與活動安全由結婚人自行負責。

Glory Chinese Baptist Church
Wedding Policy

The Church Council adopted the following resolution
at a regular meeting on March 9th, 2014.

I.   The Meaning of Marriage

            God establishes marriage.  Marriage is holy, and it is between one man and one woman.  Wedding is an important ceremony in Christian’s spiritual life.  It is a wonderful living testimony.  It is an act of worship to our heavenly father.  It should be implemented according to biblical truth and teachings.

            The couple should be born again Christians.  They should have baptized, and clearly understanding that marriage is established by God.  It is a holy covenant made between God and the couple.  There is no authority under the heavens and the earth can demolish this holy covenant, which made between the couple and God.

            Wedding is only a beginning of establishing a Christian’s marriage and family.  The married couple should follow God’s truth and biblical teachings to establish a Christian’s family that their marriage will find favor in God’ sight.  The couple should have their parents’ approval prior to their marriage in order to become a original family and house of eternal God, a blessing of Church and it is also a glorify testimony in Christ Jesus.

            Marriage between believers is considered as a celebration in Church’s family.  Church should joyfully participate and assist in the wedding.  We, together with the couple praise God’s glory and grace in the wedding.

II.   The Couple

  1.      The bride and the groom must be baptized and born again Christians.

  2.      One of the couple should be our church member or has direct blood line relationship with one of our church member.

  3.      The couple should receive pre-marital counseling.  They pledge to obey God’s truth and biblical teachings to establish a Christian’s marriage and family

  4.      The couple should receive their parents’ approval and blessings prior to their wedding

  5.      If the couples are not Glory Chinese Baptist Church members, their marriage should be the first time and shall meet the requirements under B 1, 3, and 4 of this wedding policy.

III.   Officiating Minister

            The officiating minister of the wedding must be a Christian church pastor or ordinated minister; the couple should make arrangement to choose their Officiating minister.

IV.   Reservation

  1.      Wedding cannot be held on Sunday and it should not cause any schedule conflict with Church worship, gatherings and activities.

  2.      Reservation should be made three month before the wedding date.

  3.      Prior to reservation, the couples should provide a proof for pre-marital counseling or a proof of arrangement for pre-marital counseling.

  4.      For non-members, they should provide their Church’s pastor and our church co-worker’s recommendation letters.

  5.      Glory Chinese Baptist Church reserves the final right of our church property usage.

V.   Wedding Procedure, Rehearsal and Music

            Wedding procedures and music arrangement should meet Christian wedding’s sacramental standards.  It is holy and solemn.  If Glory Chinese Baptist Church pastor is the officiating pastor, then Glory Chinese Baptist Church officiating pastor should arrange the wedding procedures.  If the couple chooses other officiating minister beside Glory Chinese Baptist Church, the officiating minister should arrange the wedding ceremony procedures.

            Wedding music and pianist should be invited and arranged by the couple.  Glory Chinese Baptist Church may assist you to invite a pianist.

            Only Glory Chinese Baptist Church’s assigned personnel can operate the sound control.  Church may assist the couple to invite the sound control personnel.

            Wedding rehearsal should be arranged a day before the schedule wedding ceremony.  It is essential to arrange the rehearsal between the officiating pastor, secretary, pianist and visual audio coworkers.

VI.   Property

  1.      Church sanctuary is the wedding chapel.  Second floor youth hall can be used as bridal room.

  2.      Fellowship hall can be used for reception.

  3.      Kitchen cannot be used for cooking.  Kitchen can only be used in reheating food, making beverages, cutting vegetable and fruit.  Church does not provide cooking or kitchen utensils.  The couples should provide their own utensils.

  4.      Church only opens the areas you have requested such as fellowship hall, youth room, sanctuary, lavatory and hallway.  All others areas such as church offices and classrooms will be closed.

  5.      Parking lot signs, orders and safety are the couple’s responsibilities.

  6.      All trashes should be disposed into dumpster.

VII.   Decoration.

            The couple should responsible for decorating sanctuary and fellowship hall.  Glory Chinese Baptist Church only provides access to the requested area for your wedding.

            Decoration should not against biblical truth.  Decoration should not alter the altar and pulpit.  All decorations should be completed within the requested schedule of the wedding.  Decorations should not cause any damages, stains or marks to Glory Chinese Baptist Church’s property.  All areas should restore to their original status after the completion of the requested usage period.

VIII.   Fee

            Glory Chinese Baptist Church is a non-profit organization, Glory Chinese Baptist Church does not rent out our property; therefore; Glory Chinese Baptist Church does not accept rent.  However, the couple should responsible to pay for the usage of the sound systems and utilities such as water and electricity.  If there is any damage happened within the requested usage time, the couple is liable to pay for the damage.  The usage fee is not considered as an offering.  Glory Chinese Baptist Church does not provide a tax-exempted receipt to the couple.

  Fee Schedule

Couple

Deposit

Sanctuary

Fellowship Hall

Officiating Minister

Translator

Pianist

Sound control (include recording)

Church Member

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

TBD

No Charge

Member’s relative

100

150

100

No Charge

TBD

TBD

100

Non-member

100

200

150

No Charge

TBD

TBD

100

  Usage fee: Please make check payable to Glory Chinese Baptist Church.

        The couple should responsible to remove the decorations, trash disposal, clean the kitchen and put back the furniture.

  Custodial fee: Glory Chinese Baptist Church will arrange custodial to clean the requested area(s).  

                Wedding (Sanctuary, foyer, youth room, lavatory, hallway) $100

                          Reception (Fellowship hall and kitchen) $50 

                        The cleaning fee is paid to the cleaning personnel(s).

IX.   Addendum

  1.      Please fill out Wedding ceremony application form and Property use and liability form.

  2.      The couple should arrange childcare and responsible for all safety procedures at the wedding.

 

Form for Download

A. Wedding

1. Wedding Policy

2. 有關婚禮的原則

3. Wedding Reservation Form

4. Waiver and Release of Liability

B. Finance

1. Finance Guidelines and Procedures

2. Accountable Reimbursement

3. Travel and Other Expenses Reimbursement

4. Mileage Form

5. Credit Card Policies and Procedures

6. Employer- Provided Education Assistance

7. Scholarship and Procedures

8. Scholarship Agreement & Application Form

C. Seminarian Internship Guideline & Application Form

1. GCBC Seminary Student Intern Program Guideline

2. GCBC Seminarian Internship Application Form

D. Donation

1. The Policy of Charity Love Gift Donation to Support Coworker and Low Income Student Education Tuition
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