Singles in Church
Someone asked me a question the other day and I had to really pause before I responded
Are churches doing enough for the singles in the congregation?
Unfortunately when I had a chance to think about it, I had to come back with a resounding NO and this is just based on my experience; others might have different experiences.
How many churches do you know with a thriving Singles Ministry? or perhaps I can leave off the word “thriving” and just say singles ministry? Whichever way it is spoken the answer is still the same, enough is not being done,
I am not pointing fingers here just asking that we really sit down and think about how we deal with this group of people who make up the biggest numbers in many churches. Singles come in many packages:
- Never married
- Singles with kids
- Senior Citizens
Each of these groups come with a different set of needs. So should we lump all singles together – just because they are single or should we tailor programs based on the group that best describes these persons? I understand that some of these overlap so of course we would have to include based on the group that is best suited.
Should there even be a specific group for singles? is this really necessary? Are we making a mountain out of a mole hill?
Your thoughts please!