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Welcome Russell and Kristi Johnson, Worship for our Labor Day Singles Retreat, Set Apart
Top 10 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Guest (including singles) by Thom Rainer, via Church Leaders
If you attend a church regularly, you’ve probably noticed the phenomenon. A guest shows up for a worship service, but he or she never returns. It is, unfortunately, a common issue in many churches.
I did a Twitter poll to ask these first-time guests why they chose not to return to a particular church. While some of the responses were anticipated, I admit being a bit surprised with some of them.
Though my poll is not scientific, it is nevertheless fascinating. Here are the top 10 responses in order of frequency.
Live Out Loud Discipleship Ap for Your Smart Phone
Dedicated to discipleship and spiritual development.
Discipleship means to live as spiritual sons and daughters, by recognizing, from God’s perspective, your true value and spiritual potential. It is the prayer of the leadership team of Live Out Loud that every single man and single woman learns how to live this life on purpose, walking into everything God has for them. More information. Download Now
Insecurity: The Open Door to Fear by Pastor Lester Rector, Live Out Loud Singles Ministries, Faith Assemblies, Orlando, FL
Pray for the soil and fruit. God’s conversation for us tonight.
You see, it’s easy to shout, praise and worship in church, as we are in His Presence, around people that believe like we do. This makes us comfortable. But our God wants to talk about what happens to us the moment we walk out of the atmosphere of a church service and back into life, why our victorious shouts give way to or bows to life’s defining… the feeding of our fear and insecurity. Read More
Oasis Single Mom's Conf; Aug 13, First Baptist, Houston, TX
Download our Free Guide on How to Start a Singles Ministry
Singles ministry can be one of the most challenging ministries to start and grow. But if you start right, with 1) Prayer; 2) Leadership Team; 3) Good public relations, you can have not only have success but see quick growth. Click on the free guide to get started on your ministry. More tools needed, click here?
Welcoming Steve Harris, NC Baptist to as our Keynote for NavigateRetreat.com Sept 1-2, 2016, Black Mountain, NC
Steve Harris serves as the Strategy Coordinator in the Blue Ridge area of Asheville. He has most recently finished his ministry as founding pastor of New Life Community Church in Asheville where he served for sixteen years. He has been leading church planting movements in the Buncombe Baptist Association, nationally and internationally as a Strategy Coordinator with the International Mission Board, starting churches with the Quechua Indians in the Andes mountains of Peru. Click here to register for our retreat.
Focus on the Family/Boundless Podcast: What to Expect as a Single Adult
Stats/Powerpoint on Singleness
Book of the Month: Growing Strong in God's Family: A Course in Personal Discipleship to Strengthen Your Walk with God (The 2:7 Series)
Ministry of the Month: Faith Assembly "Live Out Loud" Singles Ministry, Orlando, FL
What's The Point, TSN UK Leader, Andrea Best
So you’re at that point in your life when the very thing that you have been praying and waiting on God for seems to have been delayed, or all doors appear as though they have slammed shut. That’s when you may feel frustration starting to set in and it’s at that point you throw your arms in the air and shout in a very LOUD voice; “WHAT’S THE POINT”. Read More
10 Ways “Right Now” You Can Minister to Single Adults Without Having to Have a Singles Ministry by Kris Swiatocho, David King
1. Single adults are defined as those that are not married including college-age, young adults, never-married, divorced, single parent and widow.
Note: Not all adults who are not married will acknowledge they are single; however, they do have specific needs that are common with others. Read More
Jesus, Single Like Me by Kris Swiatocho, published by Single Matters
Growing up, I had a reputation for being very independent. Because my birth father was rarely at home, it felt like I was raised by a single mother. Often she would rely on me to help her take care of my younger siblings. From changing diapers to helping with dinner to babysitting, I took on a lot of responsibility. This responsibility led to a sense of independence. This independence led to extreme loneliness at times. Read More
David Hilburn, a Single Life Worth Living
Seriously David, you think you have some type of stomach bug and you are here, at this retreat with all these other people which you could be infecting them? Well, this was my first interaction with David Hilburn. Read More