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8 Single Principles for a Singles' Ministry

8 Single Principles for a Singles Ministry

What are the keys to starting and growing a singles ministry that reaches singles? A panel of singles pastors agreed that every singles ministry—small or large—is based on eight specific principles.
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6 Tips for Singles During Quarantine

That’s great for those who have a babymaking pard’ner, but what about us single folk? What about those of us cooped up with our roommates like me, or worse, all alone? There are 6 tips for singles during quarantine that just might help you get through this season.
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4 Reasons We Need a Marriage Series for Singles

The thought of a marriage series for singles might seem odd. Like most Christian single people, I was a huge fan of marriage. But I wasn’t married. I am still indebted to the people in my life who taught me about marriage before I ever entered into it.  
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Churches, Give Your Singles Space to Mingle

Even well-meaning church leaders might be unaware of the pain a lot of Christian singles feel when it comes to finding a potential spouse. The church can step in to create singles events that are just the right balance of intentionality and fluidity.
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Is Sex Keeping Christian Singles from Marrying Today?

If you are Christian and single, chances are you're struggling with wanting to marry. While some believe the reason Christian singles are delaying marriage is because they're having premarital sex, that perspective oversimplifies a complicated issue.

How Should We Counsel Singles Longing for Marriage?

"Make sure you’re not longing for marriage more than intimacy with the Lord."

12 Struggles Singles Face

"For all singles, there are 12 struggles that must be faced at different stages and to different degrees."
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20 Things Christian Singles Never Want to Hear in Church

Life isn't easy for single Christians, especially with phrases like these tossed around on any given Sunday.

Is Your Church Hurting Singles?

We strive to be a great home for people in different stages of life, but we’re doing one of these groups a disservice.

Singled Out: Does the Church Ignore Singles?

Our spiritual life is not dependent on our love life. Singleness is just as valuable in God’s eyes as marriage.

The Stuff Christian Singles Hear

Are you a Christian? Are you Single? You've probably heard these lines.

Stuff Christian Singles Hear

A humorous and, perhaps, painfully familiar take on things single Christians might hear on a regular basis.

What Happened to Singles' Ministry?

I read a very interesting article the other night on the ever changing face of singles’ ministry. In the short time I’ve been in ministry I’ve...

How to Serve "The Singles" — Ministry to Unmarried Adults in Your Local Church

by Carolyn McCulley When I was a single woman in my mid-thirties, I invited the elders of my church and their wives to a formal...
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WATCH Dolly Parton Perform Her First No. 1 on a Christian Chart

Country music legend Dolly Parton has collaborated with Christian artist Zach Williams on the single "There Was Jesus" and achieved her first top single on one of Billboard’s Christian charts.
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When Looking for a Church, Beware the “Right Fit”

“I’m looking for a church that’s just like me.” Few people would say it quite so crassly, but the sentiment is common. I often hear...
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How Your Space Speaks: Who Is Welcome Where?

In my research on age segregation and integration, I ran across a discussion on how spaces, public spaces and private spaces, had become spaces that were generationally-specific by design and intent.
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Don’t Get Through Your Singleness; Leverage It

Those whom God has called to singleness — whether for a season or for their whole life—he will supply with all the necessary graces to live a happy and fulfilled life in it.
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5 Lies Preachers Believe About Preaching

A pastor’s normal excessive scrutiny about his preaching is bad enough, but it is made worse when these five lies about preaching are believed.
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