Reaching Single Adults
An Essential Guide for Ministry
- Pub. Date
- Jan 2007
Is your church meeting the needs of single adults?
Although 44 percent of all adults are unmarried, most churches are focused on marriage and families. As a result, they miss many opportunities to reach out--as well as to benefit from the abilities and resources singles have to offer the church.
Dennis Franck, who has been working in single adult ministry for over twenty-five years, now offers you an up-to-date, comprehensive handbook on reaching out to single adults of all ages and life experiences. You'll find in-depth guidance on all aspects of single adult ministry, including:
- understanding single adults' diverse life situations and needs
- developing a biblical philosophy of ministry
- the practical aspects of building a single adult ministry
Whether you're a pastor or a lay church leader, this handbook offers you everything you need to help guide your ministry to, for, and through single adults.
"I wish this book had been available when I started doing single adult ministry a quarter-century ago. Reaching Single Adults is an important book that needs to be read by every pastor and Christian educator, as well as by every parent of a single adult who is concerned by the marginalization of the unmarried in the body of Christ. Dennis Franck does not just rehearse the problem or lambast church leaders. He passionately offers solid seasoned guidance on how to reach American's greatest mission field. Only a leader long in this field could have written such a resource for effective ministry."--Harold Ivan Smith, speaker and author
"Dennis Franck uses his years of experience to lay a firm foundation for a local church to begin ministry to the single adults in its community. Readers will gain a wealth of information based on Franck's research as well as his practical experience. With the increasing single adults population and the seemingly decreasing attention given by churches to single adults, Reaching Single Adults is a must read for church leaders."--Linda G. Hardin; general coordinator, single adult ministries, Church of the Nazarene
"Dennis Franck has been at the forefront of singles ministry since the beginning. When you read Reaching Single Adults you will understand why. It is practical in its application but personal in its perspective and will become the new standard for this vital area of ministry."--Earl Creps, director of doctoral studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
"My reward in life is watching individuals and churches effectively provide practical ministry. At last, a comprehensive guide for ministry to single adults. Dennis Franck not only ignites passion for single adult ministry, but also opens the tool box to accomplish the task. With over 40% of our communities being single, this is a must read for anyone desiring to reach single adults."--George E. Krebs Jr., Christian education director, Pennsylvania-Delaware District Council
"Ministering to the unique needs of single adults was one of the first written challenges of the early church. Today, the rapid growth of the single adults' population has brought greater problems and challenges. Dennis Franck, an apostle and prophet called and sent to minister to single adults, has chronicled some practical tools to help churches and ministries reach and minister to their single adults. This book is a must-read for all churches interested in reaching the largest population group in America."--Daniel J. Vassell Sr., cross cultural youth/singles ministries coordinator, Church of God International Youth & Christian Education Department