Let's Not Leave A Single Man Behind
|Written by Brett Clemmer|
|Tuesday, June 08 2010 00:00|
I got an email from Steve, a friend of the ministry recently. A statement he made caught me like a punch in the stomach: "As a 47-year-old man who has never married, I long ago realized that my spiritual growth as a single was pretty much entirely up to me."
My reaction, to be honest, was a little defensive. Maybe yours is too. But after a deep breath or two, I realized he was right.
We often talk about how men in the church resemble an "unreached people group." In most churches, we mention marriage and fathering enough to give some connection points to married men and men who are dads. But for single guys? Not so much. So I asked Steve, "How can we do a better job of reaching single men and speaking to their needs?"
This is not just about young guys. As many as 20% of American men will never get married. That is a huge number of men that will never fully relate to a sermon or Bible study on marriage or family - over 20 million!
Is your church effectively reaching and ministering to single men? Let me know what you're doing to help this segment of men come to Christ and grow spiritually. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Single, married, widowed or divorced - let's make sure we leave no man behind!
Yours for changed lives,