Caring Prayer Orphan Care Love in Action Support Groups. Almost half of adults under 40 have lived with an unmarried partner. You and other church leaders need to know their perceived needs, interests, and concerns. SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES INCREASING The Washington Post. Single adult ministry is ministry to adults without a spouse. The apostle Paul said that for ministry it is better to be single!
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By knowing those relationships where I was to say yes, I knew also where I could say no without guilt. It would be unwise for a church to try to minister to singles of all ages in one group. You might show a DVD, have a speaker, or host a dinner. During this stage, a leadership group begins to form and they develop core meetings. Single and single-again people are here to stay. A church that is intentional about singles ministry will design its classes so they relate to issues important to singles. Pastors and church leaders do not intentionally leave singles out of their planning.
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A single woman in her 50s with a demanding career caring for elderly parents is not equivalent to a recent college grad who is still living at home. This group includes those who are divorced, never married, and widowed. Reality and experience paint a different picture. In my early 20s, I too would have served pizza on paper plates, if indeed I had thought at all about offering hospitality. Like the movie, Field of Dreams, they may believe if they offer the ministry, single adults will attend.
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Description: Which are the largest Single-Adult Groups? When I was a single woman in my mid-thirties, I invited the elders of my church and their wives to a formal holiday dinner as a way of expressing my thanks to them for their care and ministry. The basic age groups to consider are:. This includes help for established Christians, new Christians, and pre-Christians. Gatherings simply happen as single adults find themselves together.