We need to develop a mentality of acceptance, wholeness and MINISTRY TO, FOR AND THROUGH this ever-increasing segment of society.
It is time for the church to think new thoughts..be bold and creative as it reaches out to an increasingly "non family community.” Let's define the term "single adult." I am referring to unmarried adults, ages 18 or older who happen to be SINGLE BY CHANCE, CHANGE OR CHOICE, whether theirs or someone else's.
Pick one of the words above and that will describe how he felt.
Online dating brings singles together who may never otherwise meet.
"Out of the divorces, widowhood, the singles bars, clubs, apartment and condominiums, comes a torrent of need, and it is flowing right past the door of our churches...there is boundless talent and creativity in this flood of single adults. It is time, even PAST TIME that the church became aware and involved with the numbers of, needs and issues of the single and single-again people all around us.
The apostle Paul said that for ministry it is better to be single! 7: 25-35) The purpose of ministry to singles is to help them see they ARE the church and to help them come to a place of ministry." -David Reddout, Pastor, First Assembly of God--Leesville, LA-Adult Ministries Consultant, Assemblies of God Sunday School Department--1981-1985 I wholeheartedly agree with these comments!
If for some reason this was not feasible, occasional classes/workshops sponsored by one or several churches could be offered to address specific topics. Because we have put emphasis on these groups for so long, we have inadvertently forgotten the singles and have led them to believe we don't expect them to be involved in ministry. " -Edward & Gwen Weising, Authors of “To fail to reach out to the single adult is to 'wall out' 40% of the adult population today" -Earl Creps, Director, Doctoral Leadership Program, AGTS- Springfield, MO Adult Ministries Consultant A/G Sunday School (1997-1998) "Every group in the church has unique needs and gifts...children, youth, men, women, marrieds etc.I noticed him in my local chatroom on the AFF site.We were both looking for sex, dating and fun but it grew into something special as time went by.