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Is Your Church Ignoring HALF of Your Town? Probably!

January 30, 2012

48% of all adults in America are unmarried. This is a seismic shift in our culture because in 1945 only 5% of all adults in America were unmarried.

Your church probably had much lower than 48% of your adult congregation represented by unmarried people yesterday. Why?

Are churches still doing ministry as if 95% of adults are married? Do unmarried people feel marginalized at church? Does the church unintentionally make single people feel less than complete? Is your church ignoring half of your town?

What changes should The Church make? Is reaching this demographic The Church’s next great challenge?

I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. But they seem like questions worth asking.


From → Leadership, Ministry

  1. I don’t have any easy answers on this topic. The single adult population in my neck of the woods (suburban Houston) is a difficult population to reach…particularly the 30+ and previously married crowd. We have a lot of single women in our church but few single men. Not only do churches have a hard time attracting single adults, they have an even harder time attracting single men.

    • I agree that the single population is not proportionately represented in nearly all churches. Especially single men. It seems like a huge problem in the church that is only growing.

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