Why Churches Should Rethink Their Singles Ministry [Podcast]

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The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly talks with a panel of experts from the Vanderbloemen team.

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Just over half of our staff here at Vanderbloemen is comprised of millennials, and half of those folks are single. In addition to consulting with churches across the country, everyone on our team is an active member of a local church body here in Houston, so our team has a unique insight into how many different kinds of churches do singles ministry. And we have some pretty surprising and varied thoughts about it. 

Holly talks with the panel about:
  • The negative connotations a lot of singles associate with singles ministry
  • How churches can best serve the singles in their community
  • Common mistakes churches make regarding their singles
  • Unhelpful ways that we talk about the concept of singleness

Quotes from The Panel:

#dontsingleoutsinglesTweet: #dontsingleoutsingles http://bit.ly/2lkIMwk @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Single people need to be around married couples, too, to foster conversations & guidance.Tweet: Single people need to be around married couples, too. #dontsingleoutsingles http://bit.ly/2lkIMwk @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

If you have a separate singles ministry, you don't get multigenerational interaction that allows for mentoring.Tweet: If you have a #singlesministry, you don't get multigenerational interaction & mentoring. http://bit.ly/2lkIMwk @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

It takes a lot of courage to go to church alone.Tweet: It takes a lot of courage to go to church alone. #dontsingleoutsingles http://bit.ly/2lkIMwk @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

When engaging singles, be intentional about engaging them as an individual.Tweet: Be intentional a/b engaging singles as individuals. #dontsingleoutsingles http://bit.ly/2lkIMwk @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Marriage isn't everyone's goal.Tweet: Marriage isn't everyone's goal. #dontsingleoutsingles http://bit.ly/2lkIMwk @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

 

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