Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry

Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry

by Douglas L. Fagerstrom, Bill Flanagan, Jim Smoke

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Overview

In a family-oriented world, single adults often feel left out. They have special ministry needs that the church is called to address.

The Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry is now available in trade paper. This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of ministry with single adults, including contributions from thirty-five leaders in single adult ministry. The wide range of subjects includes community service, prayer and discipleship, dating and marriage, retreats, organizing a divorce recovery workshop, leadership teams, ministry to single parents, and much more.

The forty-five chapters of the book are organized into seven parts designed to help readers zero in on their particular ministry needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441231871
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Douglas L. Fagerstrom is former president of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has served in several churches as youth pastor, music minister, single adult pastor, and pastor of adult ministries, and he speaks at conferences and retreats.
Douglas L. Fagerstrom is president of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has served in several churches as youth pastor, music minister, single adult pastor, and pastor of adult ministries, and he speaks at conferences and retreats.

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Preface11
Part 1The Need for a Ministry with Single Adults
1.Today's Single Adult Phenomenon: The Realities, Myths, and Identity17
2.Establishing a Biblical Basis for the Single Adult Ministry27
Part 2Needs and Issues of Single Adult Ministry
3.Dating35
4.Goal and Career Planning41
5.Finances and Housing Needs46
6.Guiding Spiritual Growth52
7.The Single Adult Lifestyle56
Part 3Ministry with Single Adults
8.Singles Helping Singles63
9.Marrieds Helping Singles66
10.Help for Single-Parent Children73
11.The Role of the Senior Pastor78
12.A Profile of the Single-Adult Minister82
13.An Overview of the Single Adult Organization87
14.Recruiting and Training Leaders93
15.Defining Purpose, Goals, and Plans99
16.Building Community in a Single Adult Ministry107
17.Bible Study110
18.Developing Small Groups116
19.A Balanced Ministry121
Part 4Programs for Single Adults
20.Retreats129
21.The Single Adult Conference138
22.Community Service and Outreach Ministry Projects145
23.Integrating Single Adults into the Life of the Church149
24.Growing a Single Adult Ministry155
25.Ministry to Single Adults in the Small Church162
26.Ministry to Single Adults in the Large Church165
27.The Role of the Single-Adult Minister in the Church170
28.Traits of Single-Adult Leaders173
29.The Importance of Prayer179
Part 5Developing Leadership
30.Developing a Ministry Vision187
31.Developing Spiritual Leadership197
32.Developing Volunteers208
33.Developing Ministry through Spiritual Gifts218
34.Developing Ministry with Women233
35.Developing a Leadership Team239
Part 6Developing the Ministry
36.Let's Begin at Church255
37.Revitalizing Your Single Adult Ministry264
38.Developing an Outreach Ministry280
39.Developing a Missions Ministry289
40.Discipling Single Adults299
Part 7Developing Significant Ministries
41.Dealing with Dating Realities309
42.Developing Ministry to Single Parents320
43.Developing Ministry to Children of Divorce326
44.Divorce Recovery--Small Group Ministry336
45.Organizing a Divorce Recovery Workshop344
AppendixNetworking through NSL353
Notes357
Contributors361

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