Create a singles community with a desire for Christ
Develop Christian singles that will promote wholeness in all areas of life. Spiritual, relational and socially.
CSCS2 started in January of 2008 as “Friday Night Singles” within the First Presbyterian Church as a mission outreach ministry. We had worship, study and activities every Friday. Within a few months after starting, changes in leadership occurred due to the recession and funding. This group survived through the help of two lay people. We changed the name to Colorado Springs Christian Singles / CSCS2. During 2008, we reached out to the New Life Church adult singles group. With common bonds and a mutual focus, we added social activities for their singles. Currently neither of the above churches offer studies for adult singles.
As CSCS2 grew, we organized and became an independent non-profit ministry for adult Christian singles. For the first 6 years we focused on singles mainly in the Boomers age group. On November 1, 2014 we added a new group called “Gen XY“, focusing on those born after 1964. On August 7, 2017 we started recording our Boomer’s Bible studies to YouTube. On January 1, 2019 we started a joint effort with APEX Christian Singles Fellowship, based in Atalanta, GA. They have organized into a national group with branches in several major cities around the US. We will sponsor local events and they will sponsor national / inter-national events. We see this as a healthy joint effort.
We have seen various trends with our local church ministries and singles in Colorado Springs. In the past, we had several groups, each well over a hundred or more surviving side by side. Later, we saw the Mega churches removing pastors from their adult singles groups. Then we saw the break down of several adult singles groups in town. One by one they either totally disbanded or diminished to a fraction of their original size. The first 2 months in 2018, was the final blow to church based singles ministries in Colorado Springs. The last two Mega church based groups discontinued their adult singles ministries.
Due to frustration where adult singles felt abandoned or ignored, we are seeing a new trend. Singles that were once part of thriving Christian singles ministries are now starting to attend a lot of social groups, although not quite the bar scenes from non-church going singles. This is a trend that has seen continual decay from when churches gave an alternative to the bar scenes.
What this tells us is adult singles need community in the church or groups like CSCS2. Most churches offer this for married couples and young adults. We need a focus on adult singles.
CSCS2 has stayed strong and continued to grow and reach out. We have come along other groups to help support them as well as helping to create other Christian singles groups.
We continue to reach out to other Colorado Springs Christian Singles and churches who want to be involved. We have singles from over 160 churches in the area represented. We encourage our singles to remain involved in their own churches, while allowing them to join our singles community. Let us know if you want to be involved. We would be glad to talk to your church leaders to get them involved.