Dionne Tucker, Leader Northest Singles blogspot
Since the time when Adam realized he was without a mate, thereby experiencing loneliness, many persons have found themselves in a similar state. A careful examination of Scripture reveals a deep concern for the “widows and fatherless,” individuals who, in their singleness, might be struggling. Not all singles in our society today are struggling-any more than married people struggle-but all these people have special family needs.
Paul visualized the church as an oasis where all gifts were valuable, a home where all could find fellowship and support. All who belong to Christ, are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29) The fellowship of believers in Christ transcends sexual, racial, economic, marital, or social distinctions.
The goal of the Single’s Ministry department is to:
- Find responsible people who will help plan and develop activities and programs relevant to the needs of adult singles.
- Brainstorm, develop friendship in the committees, and delegate responsibilities in a way that involves as many individuals as possible in Single Ministries programs.
- Provide a ministry to single adults that includes Bible teaching which may take place in a large or small group situation.
- Provide ways for singles in the church to become part of the worship services and contribute to a spirit of commitment among the members of the church.
- Assist the church in planning entry events and building pathways that will attract new members, specifically single members, and nurture their growing faith.
- Help the congregation and its leaders develop a non-judgmental, open and accepting attitude. Focus on how to minister to singles in the situations in which they are found. The question is “What can be done now?” Rather than, “What happened?” or “Why did you do what you did to get yourself into this?”