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Single-Adult Ministry

Summer 2000 - Singles Ministry

Theme Articles

Ask the Superintendent
Reaching and Serving Single Adults Through the Local Church
Interview with Thomas E. Trask
General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask underscores the importance of the church’s ministry to single adults. Here he shares insights and offers practical advice on how the church can meet the needs of this growing segment of the population.

Building a “Call-Driven” Singles Ministry
By Rich Hurst
Here is a strategy for turning your singles ministry from one of sitting to serving. Let your single adults discover their ministry calling.

Keys to an Effective Single-Adult Ministry
Interview with Rich Hurst and Ken Baugh
Two champions of single-adult ministry tackle some of the complex issues surrounding ministry to the singles crowd.

Single Adults—A Population Group Too Large To Ignore
By Dennis Franck
This article explores five perspectives to building an effective single-adult ministry. You can help your singles become part of the church by providing them a place of ministry.

The Untapped Leadership Pool
By Bobbie Reed
Has the church overlooked a rich pool of ministry resources? Single adults can provide your church with valuable leaders and workers.

Singular Opportunity: Reaching Unmarried America
By Earl Creps
Understanding what it means to be single in today’s society is the first step in reaching singles. This understanding will help leaders develop culturally relevant ministry to single adults.

Helping the Divorced Find Hope and Healing
Interview with Jim Smoke
Internationally known speaker and best-selling author of Growing Through Divorce explains how the church can provide meaningful and effective ministry to the divorced and their children.

Ministry to the Divorced: Your Ebed-Melech Opportunity
By Harold Ivan Smith
By ministering God’s grace, the church speaks the language of the divorced.

Helping Single-Parent Families Succeed
By Lois Mowday Rabey
Coparenting with God to help single-parent families succeed is the most lasting and significant help the church can offer those who are facing the task of parenting alone.

Widowed Too Young
By Richard D. Dobbins
When the funeral service is over, your pastoral work with a grieving spouse is just beginning. Psychologist Richard Dobbins provides practical advice for ministry to those whose mate has died.

Features

The Crying Need for Balance
By Richard L. Dresselhaus
The church maintains a solid commitment to balance by helping its people serve the Lord with joy in the midst of diversity.

Power for Ministry: Strange Fire or Refiner’s Fire?
By Byron D. Klaus
Are Pentecostal ministers accepting alternative images and sources of power that fall short of their birthright as Pentecostal believers? The author cautions leaders to recognize their motives for ministry and discover true power in Christ.

King’s Castle Ministries— Raising Up an Army of Warriors
Interview with Don Triplett
One of the greatest spiritual armies in the world is the children in King’s Castle Ministries. Read how these young warriors are making a difference in Latin America.

Editorials

MINISTRY MATTERS
By Wayde I. Goodall

IN CLOSING
By Richard L. Schoonover

Columns

WORD STUDY
It Is Good To Stay Unmarried
By Stanley M. Horton

THEOLOGICAL ENRICHMENT
New Testament Principles for Contemporary Preaching
By Howard L. Young

FOR WOMEN IN MINISTRY
Tough Transitions: When You Have To Leave
By Elaine Wipf

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY—THE SINGLES PASTOR
The Role of the Singles Pastor and His* Relationship to the Senior Pastor
By Craig A. Gorc

COUNSELORS CORNER
People Helping in the Church
Part 4: A Biblical Model for Counseling in the 21st Century

By Donald A. Lichi

CLERGY, CHURCH & LAW
Reimbursing Medical Expenses Without a Formal Plan
By Richard R. Hammar

FINANCIAL CONCEPTS
Waiting for That “Right Time” to Invest? Think Again.
By Randall K. Barton

FAMILY MATTERS
Affair-Proofing Your Marriage
By Milton E. and Kristy Dykes

COLLEGE CORNER
Integrating Faith With Learning
By Wayne E. Kraiss

FOCUS ON AMERICA
The Dechurched Mission Field of America
By David Moore

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MINISTRY IDEAS
ILLUSTRATE IT
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NEWS & RESOURCES
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