Tag: church

  • \'I need help as a single carer\'

    Many single people find themselves shouldering the responsibility of caring for parents and older relatives, or looking after seriously ill or disabled children alone. But you and your church can help… How to help single carers in your church By Catherine Francis  &...

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  • \'I\'m ill and on my own\'

    Dealing with sickness can be extremely difficult when you have no partner to help. How can leaders help their single church members? Sick, single and in your church: how leaders can help  By Catherine Francis       ‘Is anyone ...

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  • Articles

    Why do single Christians struggle to fit in at their church? What are the best ways of making the most out of your single years?  The articles included here will attempt to provide the answers. In the first, Katherine Baldwin talks about feeling excluded ...

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  • Articles

    How can church leaders respond to society's changing demographics? Which are the best passages in the Bible for teaching issues around singleness? The selection of articles in this section will help to provide the answers. They include: New Wine 2016 talk to church leaders ...

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  • Sermon ideas

    Many church leaders have told us that they don't always know where to begin in addressing the issues that single people face. This was also borne out in the Christian Research Ltd survey that included the views of 400 church leaders from many different ...

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  • There are...

    Other single people in church. This is number one in the top 10 aspects of church life appreciated by single Christians.  The list also includes social events, groups, single leaders as role models and including singleness in prayers and preaching. The aspects are ...

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  • Types of church

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  • Church denominations

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  • Being Christian while single

    Compared with their non-Christian friends, Christians said that they had a greater purpose and direction in life with increased well-being, greater social support and release from societal pressures. Single adults described the day-to-day positives of being a Christian single person – ...

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  • Single Christians and church leaders

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  • Who is most readily identified as single

    Church leaders and members were asked who they thought of as single in a Christian Research Ltd survey. The results showed that they perceive there to be ‘degrees’ of singleness – people who have never married would be seen as most single, as ...

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  • The numbers in the church

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  • Great leaders

    Our survey respondents highlighted how church leaders or workers have supported single Christians, from including them in talks and sermons to organising social events and offering practical help. Here is the list of top things that leaders do to promote a single-friendly church. ...

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  • In the news

    Research into the numbers of single people in the church, their experiences, attitudes and behaviour has never been done before on any significant scale, which means that all of our findings are new.  As a result the various aspects of what we discovered were ...

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  • Our mission and history

    We didn't mean to start a campaign towards a single friendly church. But, when Christian Connection founder Jackie Elton conducted a survey among single Christians about their experiences of church, she received more than 3,000 responses. The results showed that the church needed ...

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  • 'Who looks after me when I'm ill?'

    We have several new articles by Catherine Francis on coping with illness as a single person – both as a patient and as a carer – with advice for singles and their church leaders from those who’ve been there.

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  • Addressing a Deanery Synod

    On 25 November 2015 Dr David Pullinger, Director Single Christians, was invited to address a meeting of the Amersham Deanery Synod.  Here are 10 points made in the presentation and in response to the questions asked at the end.

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