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Letting Go of My Past by Melissa O'Connor
Being single in this society often has a negative connotation. People, some of us singles included, think we are not good enough, worthy enough, happy enough, or loved enough to have that one special person. We’ve spent a lifetime on the “what ifs”- what if I’d been better, what if I had cared more, what if… and the list goes on and on. The truth is, we’ve all probably felt like that during one time or another. The loss of a spouse, a friendship, or even a parent can send us rushing back to those thoughts. Read More
Book/Speaker of the Month: Resolved by Lina AbuJamra
Thrive Singles Conference with Lina AbuJamra, Moody Radio Singles Speaker
Marketing and Advertising Ideas for My Singles Ministry; Where do I start?
Q: What have been the most successful ways to market and promote your single adult ministry?
Word of mouth is the best way. There must be a church presence if the ministry is to be credible. So many singles think it’s a hook-up spot if it’s not connected with a church, so a church covering is needed at some level.
Marketing in the church is the second best way to advertise. Facebook is a great way to continue the connections once they are started. Beyond that, repetition and presence are needed to assure there is continuing ministry. Many will not show up for a long time but want to know if there’s something happening regularly. Read More
He Said, She Said: Should I Be Friends with My Ex by Kris Swiatocho, Cliff Young
QUESTION: Biblically speaking, is it ever ok to be friends with ex-lovers, or keep gifts, mementos, or pictures from past non-marital relationships, if you're headed toward marriage with another person?
I met and love a young lady, who has kept up a verbal relationship with her most recent boyfriend (before me) for most of our relationship. She even stayed out till 4am once, where he was involved. She had another friend, with whom she had been sexually active, and wanted me to allow them to remain friends too. She realizes she made mistakes with these men in the past, and when I felt we were headed toward marriage, I asked her to remove any semblance of past relationships physically and from her heart – for my sake.
Lisa Anderson, Boundless.org (as well as speaker at Labor Day Retreat)
UK Tour, 2016
The Big Chill Singles Event, May 21st, London, UK
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?
Single Pastors Conf, June 28-July 2nd, Colorado Springs, CO
Singles Cruise, Aug 6-14, 2016
National Single Mom's Conference: Arise, June 24-25, Oklahoma City, OK
Mentoring the Fatherless by Matt Havilland, A Father's Walk
I will warn you from the start: this is a call to action, for an alarm has been sounded! Fatherlessness is one of the greatest domestic and social problems plaguing our country these days; making up approximately 1/3 of all homes with children in them. Read More
Free SBTS Online Studies
National Single Mom's Conference, July 15-16, 2016, Baton Rouge, LA