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What To Do When Friends Ask You To Officiate Their Wedding

Has a friend or family member requested that you officiate their wedding? Being asked is a major honor - and can be intimidating. Here are some tips on how to perform a great wedding, and the steps to make it legal.

Category: Perform a Wedding

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Tennessee Faces Backlash Over Law Barring Weddings by Online Ministers

Earlier this year, Tennessee sought to prevent ministers ordained online from performing wedding ceremonies. Now the Universal Life Church is suing the state to ensure their ministers' rights are upheld.

Category: Marriage

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Planning a Funeral

After losing a loved one, most people are devastated. It gets even more difficult when you have to plan a funeral for the deceased. If you don't know where to begin, check out this guide on planning a funeral.

Category: Funeral

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Reaffirm Your Love With a Vow Renewal Ceremony

Many couples hold a vow renewal ceremony on an important anniversary, relationship landmark, or event. If you'd like to reaffirm your commitment to your spouse, check out this guide for planning the perfect ceremony. 

Category: Ceremonies

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Tips for Officiating at a Wedding

If you're performing a wedding ceremony for the first time, you may have some nerves. But fear not! We've got some suggestions on how to calm your nerves, conquer your nerves, and nail the performance.

Category: Perform a Wedding

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How Do You Measure a Church’s Success?

Small church pastors may look at megachurch audiences (and budgets) and get green with envy. But they must learn to be satisfied with modest church growth and take comfort in the good they bring the local community.

Category: Church

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Celebrating Your Child’s Baptism

If you're getting your child baptized, you'll definitely want to celebrate with friends and family afterward. Consider these exciting post-baptism festivities to commemorate the memorable and exciting day. 

Category: Baptism Church

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Are Sermons Effective?

Studies are finding that active learning is a better way to improve recall and retention in students. How can church leaders take improvements in academia and apply them to their sermons? Here are a few ways.

Category: Church

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Should Pastors Have Luxury Items?

Mega Church pastors often come under fire for their high salaries, extravagant purchases, and use of private jets. Does their excessive wealth come with God's blessing or should church leaders face closer scrutiny?

Category: Society Church

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Can an Atheist Lead a Church?

Priests and preachers who have lost their faith might seem like a rather novel concept-- but it's a lot more common than you think. When a religious leader loses their belief, can they still lead their congregation?

Category: Society Church

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