To assist singles in viewing their needs as opportunities that can be faced and met successfully in Christ. We are to be a model of the way Christians ought to treat each other; by helping persons come together, befriend, trust, and love each other as god loves us......Unconditionally!
Does Every Church "Really "Need A Singles Ministry? YES!!!
The purpose of an active Singles Ministry is to meet the unique spiritual and social challenges of those that have NEVER married, are divorced, have lost a spouse, or may a single parent by providing:
Support/network/connectivity (retention). Opportunities to serve the church, or to (minister). And most importantly, events that can serve as a tool to (witness). Matthew 28:18-20
I would like to stress that the purpose of this ministry is NOT: A matchmaking venue, providing dating opportunities, or finding a spouse. However, dating and marriage has occurred as a result of meeting, socializing, and communicating with others.
Singles comprise roughly 50% of the US population, but are slipping away from the Adventist church. Some find themselves disconnected, because they are newly divorced or widowed, and they don't know where they fit in anymore in the fabric of the church.
Simply put, think of all the needs that a spouse can fulfill for someone who is married. Who meets those needs for singles? Often no one; and some simply give up, isolating themselves, not knowing what else to do before slipping away.