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Churches do a great job of ministering to families, but singles are often left out of the equation.

Key Points:

  • Church should be an emotionally safe place for everyone. Questions about someone’s private life may not be appropriate.
  • Everyone wants to feel appreciated. If you see a single person doing a great job at serving in your community be sure to tell them you appreciate their efforts. 
  • Take the time to get to know the single people in your congregation. Invite them to dinner or out to coffee.  Include them in your friend group. 
  • Assure your single friends that you trust God is aware of them and will use them to build his kingdom, regardless of their marital status. 

Quote This:

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

See Also: Church, Singleness

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Think about the first time you attended your current church.  Who is someone that was very welcoming?  How did that make you feel?
  3. If you’re single, what is the most awkward conversation you’ve had with a churchgoer? What is a tactful way to handle that situation?
  4. Why do single people often feel left out at church? How can churches do a better job of involving everyone? What is your personal experience with this?
  5. Do you think it is easy to mix married and single friends in group settings, like dinners or gatherings?  Why or why not?
  6. If you’re married, who are some single people in your community that you can reach out to?
  7. Read Jeremiah 29:11. What does this verse say about God and your life? How does this verse encourage you?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.