One Day Can Change Your Church in 2023
You don't have to have a Singles Ministry.
You need to be Single Friendly.
29.8 is the average age for a first marriage for men and 27.8 for women as of 2022. This has increased every year for the past 25 years with a major increase since 2007.
Singles come from all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Once you know who your community is, only then can you reach them, and they are more single than ever before. We don’t need to build programs and ministries to reach singles, you need to reach people. We need a church culture that is single friendly and we would love to partner with you.
Table for One Ministries exists to build a community for Single Adults through discipleship since 2013! We offer singles ministry resources such as blogs, conferences, bible studies, and coaching.
Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2022 at different stages of singleness.
Unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2021. This group comprised 53 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older.
Singles now outnumber married adults over the age of 18.
Less than a quarter of your church is single, but your community is over 40% single.
BE FOCUSED. REACH SINGLES.
DR. PJ DUNN
Singles Conferences Focused on Life Change
We are seeking church partnerships in 2023 across the country to host Christian singles conferences. These single adult conferences or singles retreats are discussions for single adults of all ages and backgrounds. From these catalytic event gatherings, we encourage small group communities to be formed. Some will use our 6-week single adult curriculum, Embrace the Table. We see 25%-40% of singles conference attendees join a small group after our events for the first time using our Embrace the Table 6 session study.
Dr. Dunn’s passion is to build a community for single adults through discipleship. He is a discipleship consultant with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and is passionate about helping churches reach single adults. Singles need to know they are complete in Christ and Christ alone! In addition to single adult blogs, bible studies, and singles conferences, he has a select group of leaders for ongoing coaching to help their church be single adult-friendly. He is honored to speak at churches, venues, and pulpits all over the country and see churches be single-adult-friendly. The most rewarding part of ministry for him is to see life change and guide people toward being complete in Christ.
The median age of first marriage divorces in America. Singles adults who are divorced remarry on average of just over 3 years after their last divorce.
Number of people who lived alone in 2021. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.
25.6 million single adults over 18 who have or do struggle with same-sex attraction, over 10%. However, only 5.6% of Americans are considered lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Percentage of opposite-sex, unmarried-partner households in 2021 that included at least one biological child of either partner.
The average length of an engagement in America is 12-18 month. 2/3 of women want their man to ask their father for permission to marry them and 69% of couples have known each other for 3 or more years.
The average age of a widow is 57.
NOT ALL SINGLES ARE THE SAME
Singles are unique. Every type of single adult has a specific way to reach and minister to. These type of labels are not meant to place singles into different areas to minister to. Learn more about each type of single adult as a leader, or as a single.
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At Table for One Ministries, we are comprised of seminary professors, ministers, doctoral students, and lay leaders passionate about reaching singles. We have decades of ministry experience and are here to help you reach and engage your entire community.
Table for One Ministries has existed to build a community for Single Adults through discipleship since 2013. We offer singles ministry resources such as blogs, conferences, bible studies, and coaching to Singles Ministers, directors, teachers, and volunteers to single adults.