What Kind of Church Ministry is Effective With Singles?


We've recently done some demographic work in our church and have realized that the following categories of people make up almost 50% of our people altogether:

  • Singles (traditional un-married sense)
  • Spiritually single (married but spouses are not attending church at all and/or are not interested in faith, etc.)
  • Widows/Widowers
  • Divorced and/or Separated

I realize that you can't minister to all of these people in exactly the same ways, but what I wanted to know was whether our situation was unique or not, and what things churches out there are doing with/to/for/from any/all of those groups in their own churches. Thanks, all! Dan.

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I just came home from a meeting about how to begin to reach this demographic, not just in our (small-ish) congregation, but also perhaps by connecting with other local congregations. Unfortunately I don't have anything congrete to offer yet, but plan to follow along and hope that somewhere, someone is doing some great things for this group within the church and perhaps there is a viable model somewhere that other churches can benefit from implementing.