So I'll be driving across the state to a wedding with my family in a few weeks, and my wife asked me rather pointedly if I was comfortable leaving my gun in the car for 4+ hours while we were in the church for wedding and reception. I admitted that I was not a fan of the idea, and got to thinking about it. Today I decided it was better to call ahead and ask for permission of the church leadership than to just put it in the glovebox and hope for the best.
It was a pretty unremarkable conversation (he was nice, didn't seem alarmed by the idea) but the pastor said he'd never had any requests for cc permission so far! I told him that I was driving fairly far, that I'm a permit holder, and I would prefer to keep my weapon on my person rather than leave a loaded gun in a car for hours and hours. He seemed to grasp why that would be safer, and said he would be glad to look into the subject a bit and call me back.
So my big question, and maybe I've missed the answer in my googling efforts, is this; if he calls me back and gives me the green light, is that good enough? Or should I ask him to send me an email, or even mail me a letter? I surely would rather not presume on his good nature, so to speak, by asking him to jump through hoops if it's uncalled for. Do any of you have some past experience or legal references that could help with this?