You may find out you have a lot of single mom’s or widows.
Depending on what you have the most of could determine whom you try and reach and how to minister to them.
However, training a lay leader to be under an existing pastor does not.
Most single adults have a way to pay for the things they might need.
2) Contact your town/city and find out the demographics of those living within a 5 mile radius.
Once you find out this information, it will help you in the direction of how to reach them.
The same way it would be for any ministry in your church that may meet someone’s emotional and physical needs first. I lead the largest single adult leadership ministry in the country.
My website has a ton of great resources to help you get started and keep going.
I love to always answer this question and say, “Yes, it sure will, they can meet Jesus.” Churches have a huge fear that their singles ministry will end up being focused only on finding a mate.He would feed and heal the body so that he could later feed and heal the soul?So if your singles ministry is thriving and growing and people come to meet the opposite sex, then who cares?My first thought is…”and where would you like us to find a mate…in a bar?” My second thought is…”who is leading your singles ministry?Please know I believe singles ministry is simply one way to bring singles into your church.The goal with all ministry is reach people for Christ, help grow them so they will in turn reach and grow others (single or married).Well this is because you either are not defining singles correctly or simply have not looked at your membership demographics (or the demographics of your area).In most large cities in the US, single adults are out numbering the married’s.Beside myself there are a ton of other great teachers, speakers, authors and pastors who are ready to help you as well.You can also call me at 919.434.3611 for help or attend one of my leadership retreats/conferences geared toward pastors, staff and leaders.