• Ivan Chow

Preaching at Weddings

Updated: Nov 20, 2019


I’ve preached a fair number of wedding sermons (I’ll be at #29 by the time this is published). I’ve heard many wedding sermons as well. Can I just say that it’s a really really difficult thing to speak to a bunch of people who:


  • are not that interested in the bible

  • are willing to be present at a church ceremony because they want to hear from the wedding couple, not some monologue from a stuffy/preachy pastor

  • have heard the same Ephesians 5 or 1 Corinthians 13 or Revelation 21 sermon fifty times before

  • are hungry for lunch


How do you preach at weddings in a way that respects the occasion (it’s a wedding, not a Sunday service!), doesn’t bore people to death with the usual passages, gets them to the lunch reception in time and ALSO stays true to the Scriptures?


In this training module, discover 6 guiding principles to help you do so!


P.S. In the module, I’ve suggested 19 passages that can be used in wedding sermons (see Appendix 1) and also what I think is the best ministry hack for wedding sermons in Appendix 2.


Ivan is an Elder-Pastor at Bethesda Church Bukit Arang. He's suffering now but knows glory is near. He supports Liverpool and has 7 kids.

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