Single adults range from the 18 year old that still lives at home to the 29 year old single parent who has never been married to the divorced dad with grown kids to the 58 never married now taking care of their mom to the 68 widower who lives alone. 1) Look at your existing membership/attendance rolls and see who is not married.
It’s not that you don’t have single adults in your church or community; it’s how to reach them. Categorize by age, past marital status, if they have kids that live at home or grown, etc.
Staring a single adult ministry is easy, it’s keeping it going that is tough.
Because single adults are always on the move (whether getting married, moving into other parts of the Church or simply moving), the ministry can start off strong and begin to waiver.
Because I am single, I have had a front row experience of how churches are reaching and growing singles adults.
As a result, I have found that most churches simply did not know much about us nor how to reach us.
And if they do find their spouse at your church, why would that be so horrible?
Specifically to help reach the church, the pastors and staff; to educate and provide resources so that ALL churches would know how to reach singles.
My first thought is…”and where would you like us to find a mate…in a bar?
” My second thought is…”who is leading your singles ministry?
It’s up to you as a church, as a pastor to get them connected to the whole body of Christ.
It’s up to you to get to know and build a relationship with them.
I know this might be a shock to you considering the churches numbers do not reflect this.