This topic popped up on facebook today. So, are singles treated “differently” than married people???
*51% of the population is single.. 4% of church budgets are for singles….
*less than 5% of churches have singles ministries
*there are ZERO paid singles ministers in Churches of Christ in the state of Florida.
*even singles shun the term single and look for alternative tags (read the last BLOG)
*Singles are perceived negatively (read why every church needs a singles ministry).
I have researched single life for MFT studies (Singles in Institutuional Settings: Churches and Hospitals) and know that the unmarried are treated differently.
*Very few church leaders understand and most see singles as “college age”
Solutions are available but take commitment by both singles and church leaders!
What are your thoughts????