Singles Fellowship Ministry
• What Is the Purpose of Singles Fellowships?
The purpose of our Singles’ Ministry is not to help single people find a date for next weekend. Our goal is to help single people find fellowship and to encourage them in their walk with the Lord.
• Who Can Attend a Singles Activity?
Our singles group is unique in that it is open to any and all singles – high school graduate through senior citizen. This includes the divorced, widowed, and single parent.
• What Type Of Activities Do You Have?
Once a month (usually on the second Friday or Saturday), we have a get-together. Most of the time it is simply a time or fellowship and relaxation at someone’s home. In the winter we will often play board games and in the summer there is usually a bonfire. Someone will give a short message aimed at helping singles. And there is always a lot of food.
This past April we had Singles Sunday, where Pastor preached a message just for singles. Following the service we had a big Italian dinner just for singles and their children. Over 60 people stayed for the meal! We hope to have another dinner like this soon.
• Who’s in Charge?
Ty Worden is the head of our Singles Ministry, and he is always open to ideas and suggestions on how to make this ministry grow.
Philosophy of Our Church’s Singles Ministry
This ministry is for all singles of all ages: from 20 years old up to 100 years old. By singles we mean people between those ages who have never been married or who are widows, widowers, divorced, etc. This includes single parents.
This ministry is to focus on the spiritual relationships between single people and Jesus Christ. It is our desire to move away from the carnal focus of some singles who are obsessed with meeting someone of the opposite sex. This ministry will stress that meeting the opposite sex and marriage are not the most important ambitions in the life of a single believer.
We want to move in the direction of Christ being the most important ambition in the life of a single person. We want to stress the importance of finding and doing God’s will. We want to create an atmosphere, by our fellowships and activities, where men and women do not feel they will be “checked out” by the opposite sex.
We want to stress the advantage of a single person being able to serve the Lord in an even greater capacity than a married person can.
We want to create a ministry of singles ministering: to each other and in the ministries of the church. We want to create a church were singles do not feel abnormal. We also want to create ways for singles to do projects together and for the Lord.
This creativity must come from God into the hearts of those who are leading the single ministries in our church. The leaders need to try to incorporate as many other singles in the church into the fellowship, activities, and ministries available. Again, we want to strive to encourage single people that they are loved, welcomed, and needed in our church.
Activities, fellowships, and ministries should be cleared with the Pastor before going forward. Also, personnel moves in ministries should have his approval before “assigning” somebody to do something they might not be qualified for yet or capable.
The singles’ ministry should be supportive of each other in giving counsel and encouragement to each other in the Christian walk, finances, areas of special needs for singles, issues single people face, etc. Our goal is to see singles reach their potential for God.
Single people have a unique opportunity to serve the Lord in a great capacity. If, in the process of doing that, God matches them up with someone to marry, that is fine. However, this ministry is in no way designed to be a “matchmaking” ministry. None of the leaders or participants in it should feel that they are matchmakers. We must move away from that in our dating-crazed society. We must make God the main focus of our relationships as singles.
I have spelled out the 4 “S’s” of our Single Ministry Philosophy at the Faith Bible Baptist Church.
Singles Fellowship Philosphy in PDF Format
Last updated February 18, 2007