Articles & Resources

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Commentary

Ben Stein Sunday Commentary 2016

Science Has Found Evidence Of God!?

Humor

“MAKING THE MOST OF BEING SINGLE!”
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms  
  By Decades  :-)
Church Services in the Future

 

Videos

Andy Stanley - Excellent Studies for All, additional video series

Brian KluthExcellent Singles Studies

Carolina Christian Singles- Misc Speakers on Singles Issues

Chip Ingram – Five Lies That Ruin Relationships, Other Topics

Cloud-Townsend ResourcesGreat coaching Advice

…   …   Boundaries Videos, Dating

Mark Gungor - Better Relationships     Resources

Ray Vander LaanStudy series bringing you to sites of Jesus

Single Adult MinistriesLeadership Topics

Single and ParentingVideo Resource

Singles Network Misc Speakers, Good Resources

You TubeSingleness

You Tube - Singleness (funny)

ZondervanSmall Group Bible Studies

 

Resources and Articles

Recovery after Divorce    Divorce Care     Affair Recovery

** RjdwebdesignVast array of Christian Adult Singles articles, also Leadership

4 Things Every Man Wants In A Woman

A Father’s WalkEncouragement for single dads

About ChristianityChristian Singles Advice

Christian AdviceLots of Christian Resources as well as Singles Topics

ChristianCrushDating Tips

ChristianSinglesGoGood General Site (Resources, Video, Radio, etc)

CrosswalkA few Singles articles

Crossway16 Dating Principles

Dating Advice 4 Christian SinglesChristian Dating Advice

Desiring God from John PiperAudio Resources

Focus on the FamilyArticles

First Friday LiveGreat selection of additional links for specific issues

JohnMarkMinistriesChristian Singles Article

Marriage MissionsHelp about dating, marriage, remarriage, blending families

Meet Christian SinglesArticles for Christian Singles

NazareneSection for Singles

Single Adult MinistriesSingle Again – Resources and Articles

Single On Purpose Great selection of additional links for specific issues

Singles NetworkResources and Articles

Singleness - Inspiration, encouragement, & support for Single Christians

Today’s Christian WomanArticles for Single Women

YourTango - Dating Advice for Singles

 

Relationships

 Questions to ask before committing to a relationship
or Google “Question to ask before”

 Date Night ideas
Compatability Test

 

Singles Leadership

** Rjdwebdesign  – Excellect array of Christian Adult Singles articles, also Leadership

Christian PostHow Is the Church Responding to Growing Number of Singles?

Church Leaders8 Single Principles for a Singles’ Ministry

Desiring God from John PiperHow to Serve “The Singles” — Ministry to Unmarried Adults in Your Local Church

Enrichment JournalSingle Adults – A Population Too Large to Ignore

PastorsVarious Monthly articles regarding Singles Ministries

Single Adult MinistriesHelp for pastors and leaders to build spiritually-strong single and single-again adults

Singles Mall - Many resources

Singles NetworkAssistance for pastors and leaders in building and  maintaining  their single’s ministry

Table For OneBoth Singles and Singles Leadership resources

United MethodistLaunching a Singles Ministry

UnmarriedSingles Statistics

 

Downloaded Articles

Friends-With-Boundaries
What does the Bible say about sex and dating

 

Discussion Points

Over 50% of U.S. adults are single or single again (18+).  [1]

Unmarried households now outnumber married households. [1]

Why do many churches design programs that only target 56% of the U.S. adult demographics and exclude the specific needs and interests of the other 44% of the U.S. adult demographics?

Where should Single Adults go to receive Biblical understanding and perspective about the following issues?

   • Pre-marital education  • Re-Marital education  • Singleness in a family-oriented church  • Dating/dating again  • Relating to the former spouse  • Learning to forgive the ex • Shared parenting  • Blending families  • Healthy step-parenting • Adjusting to Widowhood  • Rearing kids alone • Accepting Singleness  • Sexuality and Singleness  • Peer Friendships  • Relating to married adults as a single adult • Financial issues as a single  • Career choice as a single • Loneliness  • Learning to trust again  • Divorce Recovery  • Grief Recovery  [1]
Are churches interested in the spiritual well-being of Single Adults?

Where are Single Adults getting their information if not from the church?
As read in “The Hidden Mission Field: Reaching Out to Young Adults and Single Adults“ (by Dennis Franck, National Director, Assemblies of God Single Adult/Young Adult Ministries): “Jesus did not fit the social, cultural, or family mold as a single adult.” “A church that mainly emphasizes families and marriage is not healthy.”

How to Win the Senior Pastor’s Support for Your Singles Ministry“ (by Rick Stedman, Senior Pastor, Adventure Christian Church, Roseville, California; © 2010 The General Council of the Assemblies of God.)
[1]  Trends Affecting Single Adult/Young Adult Ministry A Look At Recent Trends Affecting 21st Century Adults (by Dennis Franck, National Director, Assemblies of God Single Adult/Young Adult Ministries, Springfield, MO)

http://www.singles.ag.org/files/New Powerpoints 2009/TRENDS AFFECTING SINGLE ADULT-YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY-42.ppt

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2010 Single Single Single
Gov Survey % Men Women
.30-34 years 44.5 47.3 41.7
.35-39 years 36.9 37.5 36.3
.40-44 years 35.9 36.8 35
.45-49 years 36.1 35.6 36.5
.50-54 years 34.9 33.2 36.5
.55-64 years 33.2 29.6 36.6
.65-74 years 36.3 24.8 46.2
Avg 36.8 36.8 38.4
.18+ years 47.3 45.7 48.8
.15-64 years 51.1 52.1 50.1
.65+ years 44.8 28.3 57.6

Survey in 2014 shows 18+ years at 50.2% and growing!
Percentages increase dramatically below and above these age groups.

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