Monthly archives: July, 2016

Commenter Style Changes

I added a few plugins to hopefully help commenters to feel more at home. It should be easier to register as a subscriber, as well as add a custom avatar. I also updated the default avatars, because frankly, they’re boring. Please keep uploaded avatars decent! Additionally, you may now subscribe to further comments to keep …

Isolation — Problems with Christian Singles Ministry

Isolation - Problems with Christian Singles Ministry

Church singles ministries are often unhealthy because they are isolated from the rest of the church. Many singles also feel individually isolated, like the church has abandoned them. Have you ever felt isolated in a Christian singles ministry? The Modern US Church: A Nuclear Family Institution Modern churches in the US offer families a wealth …

Poor Leadership — Problems with Singles Ministries

"Scanning the Crowd" by Ken Whytock, Problems with Singles Ministries

There tend to be a few key problems with singles ministries, but overall, poor leadership is the number one problem I see with most church singles ministries. Lack of oversight is at the foundation, even if there is a deacon or pastor over the group. I’ve been in churches where the pastor who oversaw the …

Church Singles Ministries Series

Christian Singles Ministries

Over the next few weeks, I will be outlining the problems I see with singles ministries, and what churches can do to fix some of those problems and strengthen their outreach to singles. I believe that incorporating singles via mixed ministries or singles ministries¬†is important for a balanced, healthy church, as well as an outreach …

Testing the foundation

A door

I’ve been fascinated with survival shelters and primitive shelters lately. What if I one day was in a situation where I needed to build myself a survival shelter? How would I make it? What materials could I use? What kind of foundation would it have? And, I don’t know about you, but the idea of …