Why is it that so many pastors get rid of their single adult ministries because they think they are only about socializing? Is it because as a married person they wish they could also have some fun at church? Let me first clear up something. The success of a single adult ministry is not dependent on having any type of social per say. If a ministry is only based on socials then yes, it will fail. Social-only based ministries are typically not structured to build leaders, do a Bible study, and conduct prayer, etc. unless they are strategic fellowships. Strategic fellowships appear to be socials (to the outside world and even to some leadership of the church) but in fact they are geared to reach the loss and build the saved. These types of socials (cookouts, bowling and movie nights, hikes, road trips) can actually accentuate the existing ministry in reaching new people. It’s a way to create a gateway for them to come to church.
I think what happens in some churches is the appearance of your singles ministry seems to be more focused on the socials then on…Continue Reading