Adventist Single Adults Ministry provides Christian fellowship and support for church members who have never married or are divorced or widowed. Andrea Hicks has more.
Single Adults are populating churches all over North America. In most Seventh-day Adventist churches, approximately 50% of adults are single or single-again. Some are single adults by choice and others by circumstance. The various categories include: never married, divorced and widower.
ASAM (Adventist Single Adult Ministries) is one of the most powerful ministries in the church and it’s often relegated to both, the basement in terms of location and value. ASAM is a group that provides a safe environment for Christian fellowship and encouragement to single adults. It is a spiritual entity in which single adults come together to seek God’s purpose for their lives. Contrary to what most believe, it is not a dating service. Simply put, “This ministry is not about getting hooked up, it’s about getting fixed up - spiritually and emotionally”. ASAM addresses the unique needs of single adults by providing tools for: Grief Recovery, Divorce Recovery, Single Parenting, Managing Sexual Desires, Dating, Dating Again, Forgiveness, Loneliness, Pre-Engagement and Re-Marital Education. If done successfully, it has the potential to assist single adult’s emotional health and provide help to repair the church family. Now that we have a better understanding of ASAM, let’s start one in your church.