Singleness And Community: Glorifying God in the Church Body

Date: 7/28/2011
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We explore the difficulties that Christian singles often have integrating into their local churches and discuss the dangers that this poses not only for singles but also for the church as a whole. We then discuss the theological significance of singleness and examine the unique truths that celibacy teaches us about God. Building upon this discussion, we explore what singles, married couples, and church leadership can do to build a community where everyone is valued and encouraged to serve God with the gifts that he has given them: a community that not only will provide love and support to its members but also will be a witness to the secular world as it displays the power of God’s love that transcends family connections.

 

 

Bonnie Field Bonnie Field is co-author of Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must Be Reinvented in Today’s Church (Brazos 2009). She has taught English at Arizona College of the Bible and Wayland Baptist University. After working for many years as an educational consultant and curriculum specialist, she is now teaching English as a foreign language and pursuing a desire... read more