WHEREAS nearly one of every two adults in the United States of America is single; and
WHEREAS six of every ten children born in the 1980’s will spend part of their childhood in a single-parent home; and
WHEREAS more than 50 percent of commercial advertising is geared to the singles market; and
WHEREAS these statistics are continually on the increase as the result of lengthened lifespan, marriage mortality and marriage postponement; and
WHEREAS all these statistics represent human beings with eternal souls who are potential members of the household of God; and
WHEREAS the Bible teaches forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration; and
WHEREAS it is the responsibility of the local church to provide opportunities for the single person to be involved in fellowship and ministry;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Church of God recognizes the need of specific and special ministries for single adults; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the church responds to the har-vest opportunities provided by the Holy Spirit in the lives of individuals in single-parent households by providing a fellowship of love, acceptance, and healing; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT loving security and a sense of belonging be provided to the children of the divorced and the deceased; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT singles be an accepted and contributing part of the total church fellowship and ministry; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a positive and loving climate be provided so that single Christians can discover and fulfill their potential (60th A., 1984, p. 58).
- Family Life Commission
For over 125 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries.