Singleness And Community: Glorifying God in the Church Body

by Christine Colon, Bonnie Field | July 31, 2011

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.