single in ministry

This section is especially for you

As with those who are married, those who are single and serving in ministry and areas of ministry expression, need support and encouragement too.

It is our hope and prayer that you will be blessed and encouraged by some of the articles specifically tailored for you in this section as well as other threads on our website.

We warmly welcome you to use our prayer request page at any time if you could benefit from some confidential spiritual support.

 

single in ministry articles

Healing for the Divorced Pastor

Healing for the Divorced Pastor

Divorce is epidemic in America, scuttling nearly 50 percent of first marriages and 67 percent of second. As a pastor concerned about the general well-being of the marriage institution, I grieved when divorce visited my home. How could I not? Having been a minister for...

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Pastoring While Single

Pastoring While Single

Being single is hard. Being single and a pastor is even harder. Each year, there are thousands of sermons given on the topic of marriage and family but very few on the complexities of being single. Seminaries train pastors on how to navigate the challenges of ministry...

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What Churches Should Know When Their Pastors Are Single

What Churches Should Know When Their Pastors Are Single

"But I wish everyone were single, just as I am" (1 Cor. 7:7, NLT). That the Apostle Paul was either a lifelong single or widowed seems to be the consensus of scholars. There’s an old joke about a committee telling a young pastoral candidate why they would not consider...

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Serving as a Single Woman

Serving as a Single Woman

Biblical Christianity values singleness like no other world religion. It is a prized and precious gift, an encouraged option for a fulfilled life of service. Yet many Christian singles struggle with this ‘gift’. A huge proportion – our estimate is more than half – of...

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