Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry

ISBN-10: 0801065356

ISBN-13: 9780801065354

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Description: The church knows how to serve families. But what about single adults? Where do they fit? Single adults have special needs, which the church is called to address, but singles are often overlooked when it comes to ministry. The Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry is an essential resource. This comprehensive book covers all aspects of ministry with single adults, including contributions from thirty-five leaders in single adult ministry. Whether you have a thriving single adult ministry or want to start one, this book can help you create a place in which single adults feel needed, empowered, and accepted. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Dr. Douglas Fragerstrom has been the Sr. Vice President of Converge Worldwide since 2010.Doug has served in full-time ministry positions since 1973 as a youth pastor, minister of music, single adult pastor, pastor of adult ministries and executive pastor. Churches he has served in: Dalton Baptist Church, Mich. (1972-1975 and 1986-1990), Mission Hills Baptist Church, Colo. (1975-1979), Wooddale Church, Minn. (1979-1986) and Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1990-2003). Doug also served as President of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary from 2003-2009.

Author of Written in My Soul and U2 at the End of the World. He is senior vice-president and editorial director of VH1. Flanagan has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Spy, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Jim Smoke is an internationally known author, speaker, and life coach. He has been a pioneer in the divorce recovery field for more than 30 years. Along with serving as a singles pastor, Jim has written more than 18 books geared to the single and single-again community worldwide including his bestselling Growing Through Divorce (nearly 600,000 copies sold). Jim and his wife, Carol, live in California.

Foreword
Preface
The Need for a Ministry with Single Adults
Today's Single Adult Phenomenon: The Realities, Myths, and Identity
Establishing a Biblical Basis for the Single Adult Ministry
Needs and Issues of Single Adult Ministry
Dating
Goal and Career Planning
Finances and Housing Needs
Guiding Spiritual Growth
The Single Adult Lifestyle
Ministry with Single Adults
Singles Helping Singles
Marrieds Helping Singles
Help for Single-Parent Children
The Role of the Senior Pastor
A Profile of the Single-Adult Minister
An Overview of the Single Adult Organization
Recruiting and Training Leaders
Defining Purpose, Goals, and Plans
Building Community in a Single Adult Ministry
Bible Study
Developing Small Groups
A Balanced Ministry
Programs for Single Adults
Retreats
The Single Adult Conference
Community Service and Outreach Ministry Projects
Integrating Single Adults into the Life of the Church
Growing a Single Adult Ministry
Ministry to Single Adults in the Small Church
Ministry to Single Adults in the Large Church
The Role of the Single-Adult Minister in the Church
Traits of Single-Adult Leaders
The Importance of Prayer
Developing Leadership
Developing a Ministry Vision
Developing Spiritual Leadership
Developing Volunteers
Developing Ministry through Spiritual Gifts
Developing Ministry with Women
Developing a Leadership Team
Developing the Ministry
Let's Begin at Church
Revitalizing Your Single Adult Ministry
Developing an Outreach Ministry
Developing a Missions Ministry
Discipling Single Adults
Developing Significant Ministries
Dealing with Dating Realities
Developing Ministry to Single Parents
Developing Ministry to Children of Divorce
Divorce Recovery--Small Group Ministry
Organizing a Divorce Recovery Workshop
Networking through NSL
Notes
Contributors
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