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Title: MODELS OF SINGLE ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY


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MODELS OF SINGLE ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
  • EXPLORING THE OPTIONS
  • DISCOVERING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR MINISTRY
  • Dennis Franck Consultant/Speaker
  • Franck Insights
  • www.franckinsights.com www.singles.ag.org
  • Springfield, MO

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www.youngadults.ag.org
www.singles.ag.org
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ASK/ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS!
  • What is your mission statement?
  • Who are we trying to reach? (Age group/type)
  • Why are we trying to reach them? (evangelism,
    discipleship, social)
  • What are the demographics of your church?
  • Take a written survey
  • Consult church data base
  • What are the demographics of your community?
  • Obtain from the county courthouse
  • www.census.gov your state and county

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DESIGN MINISTRY BY AGE AND/OR NEED GROUPS
  • BY AGE
  • 18-25-College age
  • 20s 30s
  • 30Single/single- again
  • (35 if have 20s 30s)
  • 55 Mature Single
  • BY NEED.
  • Married
  • Single Parents children
  • -Pre-school
  • -Elementary
  • -Jr/Sr High
  • Divorce Care children
  • -Age groups
  • Widowed

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MINISTRY GROUP MODELS
  • DESIGN YOUR MINISTRY BY PURPOSE/MISSION
  • OUTREACH
  • DISCIPLESHIP
  • DISCUSSION
  • EDUCATIONAL
  • SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL
  • SMALL GROUPS
  • CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
  • COMBINATION

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OUTREACH
  • Topical teaching on personal -life issues
  • Discussion opportunities small/large group
  • Informal seating - tables chairs best
  • Extended fellowship time (15-30 minutes)
  • Light, short praise worship
  • Refreshments provided - helpful to fellowship
  • Many people involved in the meeting
  • Prayer - short times of - few involved
  • Attracts mature, immature Christians and
    unbelievers
  • Attracts visitors
  • Functions well in neutral, non-threatening
    settings
  • Frequency - weekly to monthly

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DISCIPLESHIP - CLASS
  • Bible-study/Bible books spiritual topics
  • Discussion-small and large group
  • Praise worship extended time for
  • Prayer-various types much time for
  • Group interaction with teacher
  • Shorter fellowship time
  • Attracts strong maturing Christians
  • Does not attract many visitors or unbelievers
  • Refreshments-May be provided, but not as
    necessary
  • Location-church, home or other
  • Frequency-weekly to monthly

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DISCUSSION
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  • 1 Topic - All groups have the same topic
                                    
  • 7 - 8 people per group - tables chairs or
    chairs only in small circles
  • Form of groups by dividing attendance by 7 and
    counting off
  • Make every group BOTH males females allow
    guests to sit with hosts
  • Discussion leaders facilitate the discussion  
  • NO teaching, facilitators LEAD the discussion
  • Discussion time - 1 hour with possible large
    group wrap up
  • Prayer - short prayers at end of discussion in
    small groups or large group
  • Attracts visitors and non-Christians  
  • Attracts immature mature Christians
  • Location - church rooms neutral settings
  • Frequency - weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly
  • Refreshments following - helpful for fellowship

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EDUCATIONAL
  • Workshop/seminar format
  • Praise worship-light brief
  • Teaching (spiritual and personal topics
  • Concentrated for a period of time
  • Half day to day-and-a-half OR 3 - 8 week series
  • Personal and spiritual topics
  • Discussion-large small groups
  • Prayer-short brief, one or two involved
  • Attracts visitors
  • Attracts immature mature Christians
  • Location-church rooms/neutral locations
  • Frequency 2 - 4 months
  • Refreshments - helpful for fellowship

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SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL
  • Many types of social/recreational events
  • Teaching-rare, devotional type if ever
  • Prayer-minimal if ever
  • Praise worship-rare if ever
  • Discussion-rare, if ever
  • Location-various settings and types of
  • Frequency-weekly to monthly
  • Consider cost target age
  • Refreshments - usual and often
  • Attracts unbelievers, immature mature
    Christians
  • Attracts visitors

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SMALL GROUPS
  • BIBLE STUDY/DISCIPLESHIP
  • Praise worship maybe extended time for
  • Prayer time maybe extended time for
  • Discussion about teaching in large and small
    groups
  • Time allowed for praise reports prayer requests
  • Teaching topics - Biblical/Spiritual issues
    - Personal issues
  • Attracts immature mature Christians
  • Retains Christians who want to grow
  • Does not attract unbelievers
  • Location - Homes/church/other
  • Frequency - Weekly to monthly
  • Refreshments - Helpful but not necessary
  • Spiritual growth, maturity atmosphere

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SMALL GROUPS
  • PRAYER AND SHARE
  • Teaching brief, informal - Personal topics
  • Praise worship short light
  • Extended time for discussion
  • Extended time for praise reports prayer
    requests
  • Prayer time extended, light, many participants
  • Attracts unbelievers, immature mature
    Christians
  • Retains unbelievers, immature and mature
    Christians
  • Location - Home/church/other neutral locations
  • Frequency - Weekly to monthly
  • Refreshments helpful
  • Supportive, seeker atmosphere

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CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
  • Informal or formal seating
  • Praise worship-partial to full band-maybe
    extended time
  • Prayer time usually short-one or several involved
  • Teaching/preaching-spiritual growth personal
    topics
  • Use of video, drama, power point, visuals, high
    tech tools-Many people involved - new songs
  • Discussion/group interaction limited unless
    seating allows
  • Attracts immature mature Christians
  • Attracts young adult unbelievers more easily than
    older unbelievers
  • Frequency - weekly to monthly
  • Refreshments fellowship time beneficial

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CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
  • Authentic, fun, intentional environment
  • Relational, spiritual environment
  • Location-church or other
  • Use of new terms instead of Christian - ese
  • Programs vs. Bulletins
  • Guests vs. Visitors
  • Podium vs. Pulpit
  • Message vs. Sermon
  • Auditorium vs. Sanctuary
  • Audience vs. Congregation

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DEVELOP SEVERAL MODELS
  • PLAN A TOTAL MINISTRY
  • BUILD IT IN STAGES
  • WAIT TILL YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP
  • WAIT TILL YOU HAVE RESOURCES
  • Vision
  • Room (s)
  • Finances
  • Teaching materials
  • Other materials

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ON CHURCH GROUNDS - BENENFITS
  • 1) More people from your church exposed to
    ministry
  • 2) Less storage problems
  • 3) Less set up, clean up - tables, chairs, props,
    materials etc.
  • 4) More access to tables, chairs, props etc.

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ON CHURCH GROUNDS BENEFITS
  • 5) Less time finding a meeting room
  • 6) Usually less risk of losing the meeting room
  • 7) No cost
  • 8) Fewer requests to announce other churches'
    events

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OFF CHURCH GROUNDS, CONSIDER
  • AREA FOR FELLOWSHIP IN ROOM
  • COST OF ROOM
  • FLEXIBLE SEATING
  • POSSIBLE DAYS ROOM NOT AVAILABLE
  • IMAGE OF THE BUSINESS
  • LOCATION OF THE BUSINESS
  • STORAGE OF MATERIALS
  • CHILDCARE NEEDS
  • Age grouping of children
  • Childrens leaders and workers
  • Program to use for children
  • Transportation to church for classes (if
    available)
  • Snacks

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OFF CHURCH GROUNDS ROOM IDEAS
  • RESTAURANT ROOM
  • MOTEL MEETING ROOM
  • COMMUNITY ROOM
  • APARTMENT COMPLEX
  • BOWLING ALLEY MEETING ROOM
  • BANK ROOM
  • SERVICE CLUB ROOM
  • OTHER

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OFF CHURCH GROUNDS BENEFITS
  • 1) More community exposure
  • 2) Attracts more unbelievers due to neutral
    setting
  • 3) Attracts more believers who do not have a
    ministry at their church
  • 4) Attracts more children of single parents to
    take to your church if on Sunday (classes, kids
    church)
  • 5) Easier to build a city-wide influence and
    image

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OFF CHURCH GROUNDS BENEFITS
  • 6) Easier to build relationships with other
    pastors
  • 7) Less denominational hang ups in peoples' minds
    due to the neutral setting
  • 8) More flexibility with schedule
  • 9) Any size church could sponsor the ministry
  • 10) Easier for several churches to sponsor
    together

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SPONSORING CHURCH (ES) OR MINISTRY (IES)
  • IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A SPIRITUAL COVERING
  • Protection from accusations
  • Financial backing
  • Advice when needed
  • Spiritual/Moral support when needed
  • Identity of the sponsoring church/ministry
  • Security of the sponsoring church/ministry

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SPONSORING MODELS
  • One church-Leader from this church
  • Two or more churches of same denomination-Leaders
    from both
  • Two or more churches - different
    denominations-Both should be alike in basic
    beliefs (evangelical)
  • Independent organization-(not a church)-Seek a
    pastor(s) and/or church board(s) to support you
  • One or more individuals- Seek a pastor(s) and/or
    church board(s) to support you

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FUNDING THE MINISTRY Any ministry worth having is
worth funding!
  • INCLUDED IN A CHURCH BUDGET
  • TWO OR MORE CHURCHES GO TOGETHER
  • REGULAR OFFERINGS IN THE GROUP
  • People will give to the cause
  • Keep towards expenses
  • Run through church budget
  • Tax deductible if written to church

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Discussion
  • 1. Which model(s) resemble what you are doing
    now?
  • 2. Which model do you think would attract the
    most people? Why?
  • 3. Which model(s) best express your philosophy
    of ministry?
  • 4. What are the benefits of being intentional in
    designing ministry to reach specific types of
    people?
  • 5. Which model would you want to begin first?
    Why?
  • 6. Which models would you want to add later? Why?
  • 7. What, if anything, would you like to
    adjust/change in your ministry as a result of
    understanding these models?

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