What is a Minister in the Wedding Officiant Role?

Henry Reyenga

A Minister is a Servant

From the Greek word ”diakonos”

2 Corinthians 3:5-6   Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Ministers are Commended and Recognized by Others

Romans 16:1-2    I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a minister (diakonos) of the church in Cenchrea. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.

A Minister is Called or Asked to Serve

When you have been asked to do a wedding, you are called to do a minister function in a specific task. 

Colossians 4:7-8   Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.

The Specific Ministry Role

Communicate the Christian Understanding of Marriage and Family – Dr. David Feddes.

Do Essential Pre-Marriage Counseling or Life Coaching Ministry

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