MISSION STATEMENT: Reaching and empowering single adults to create Christ-centered safe places for fellowship, nurture, and service.
IDENTIFY SINGLES: Identify your church’s single adults through a survey to determine their names, contact information, single status (never married, divorcee, widow/widower), age group, special interests, personal challenges, etc.
LEADERSHIP&COMMITTEE: The Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) leader reports to the family ministries coordinator. They also serve as a member of the family ministries council. The ASAM committee should consist of single men and women in your church who share your passion, along with a spiritual advisor—preferably the pastor.
PROGRAMMING IDEAS: Sabbath School class, Bible study group discussing issues relating to single adults, book club, potluck meals, mixer events, community outreach events, single parenting seminars, divorce recovery group.
TRAINING: The goal of the ASAM curriculum is to aid in developing a biblical and practical philosophy for Adventist Single Adult Ministries, gaining an overview of the diverse needs of single adults and various models of ministry, and teaching local church leaders how to organize and manage an effective ministry with single adults.