Before a congregation attempts to launch a ministry with single adults, there are a number of foundational conversations they would benefit from having. This training pack consists of eight stand-alone assessment tools designed to guide conversations on congregational practices and attitudes that can make or break an effective singles ministry. For example, there is an assessment that walks participants through an exercise to identify the ministry target group (MTG), recognizing that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all program. Another helps bring to the surface attitudes that can hinder ministry effectiveness. The tools can be used with a planning or leadership team in a retreat setting or as a multi-session series. Questions for discussion support meeting facilitation. Reaching Out is downloadable for a small fee, which includes permission to photocopy for in-house use.
Curated by Marie F. Fleming