Topic dating ministry
When I was a single woman in my mid-thirties, I invited the elders of my church and their wives to a formal holiday dinner as a way of expressing my thanks to them for their care and ministry. ” This pastor offered this comment as an expression of thanks and I received it that way.As I served the standing rib roast on a table set with china and crystal, one man remarked, “Wow. But I did ponder it afterward, realizing that for many people the link between youthful inexperience and singleness is inextricably linked.Here’s how it went down: A couple of singles came to my office one afternoon with a deliberate request in mind: “Brian, we would like you to lead the singles ministry.” I gave them my “I feel your pain” look and said, “I wish I could” (yes, a big fat lie), “but I’m too busy with all my other responsibilities.” But they persisted. I went into singles ministry with these same thoughts.A few weeks later they asked again, and I made the mistake pastors never want to make. The moment they happily skipped out of my office, my head hit the desk. I had even told God that, which, if you don’t know, usually destines you for a career in that very field. But a couple of weeks into it, my attitude really began to change.The Art of Getting Along: Living the Life God Intends by Jill Briscoe Harmony is concord or agreement.
But there are as many stages and seasons to single adult life as there are for married adults.Carolyn Mc Culley is the founder of Citygate Films and the director/producer of the Desiring God short film, The Story of Ian and Larissa.She is also author, with Nora Shank, of the book The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work, and the Home.The same principle is true for believers: achieving harmony is hard, but being a peacekeeper once a truce is declared is even harder. Missionary Dating by Renee Fisher You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.