|CHRISTIAN SINGLES & THE CHURCH
The singles ministry has
become more pronounced during the latter half of the last century and continues
to develop in ways previously not considered. While
other churches were bidding farewell to their college or career bound
young adults, the Baptists have sought ways to both actively retain and
minister to them.
Not only are the college-aged
members of the church able to find active fellowship but older singles
are given opportunites to meet with other middle-aged singles. In
fact, some Baptist churches have worked through the issue of divorce and
instituted fellowships for those who are no longer married.
The prayer requests to the left are from singles that are updated every
day. Please stop for a moment and take time to pray for those who
are seeking God's will and direction in their lives.
CHRISTIAN SINGLES & REMAINING SINGLE
It must also be said that
there are those who are neither looking for a mate nor are they desirous
of being married. Being single is not a disease or character fault.
On the contrary, there are those who do not consider being in a primary
relationship as necessary to their lives nor necessarily the will of God.
Lifelong singles are in the same need of Christian fellowship as anyone
else. Wise is the church which provides fellowship for all singles.
CHRISTIAN SINGLES & THE INTERNET
In recent years, the Internet
has also become a great resource for singles. Not only are there
a wide range of web sites for them, but some have sought to overcome some
of the pitfalls of the net by providing Christian chat rooms, matchmaking
and dating sites, and online singles groups.
Furthermore, singles are
indeed using this medium to increase their opportunities to meet others
while maintaining their spiritual commitments. More and more, singles
are realizing that the potential for finding a mate is greatly increased
by joining Christian matchmaking and dating sites where they can find other
believers of like faith.
"Baptists" recommends the
sites below to those singles who are looking for that someone special.