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1 Dennis Franck, Coach/Consultant/Speaker Franck Insights

2 Mostly yr old adults

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4 1. Demographics demonstrate it!  44% of U. S adults are single or single - again  Why do most churches have less?  Why are we not retaining them?

5 Never married64.5 M 27.5% Divorced25.0 M 10.6% Widowed14.3 M 6.0% M 44.1% Separated 5.5 M 2.4% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2012 Social & Economic Supplement 44 % U.S. ADULTS NOT MARRIED (AGE 18+)

6 Growth of Single Person Households % of all households % of all households % of all households % of all households America's Families and Living Arrangements: Release/www/releases/archives/familieshouseholds/ html

7  Married households  55.2 million………………49.8 percent51.0 percent  Unmarried households  55.8 million …………..…50.2 percent49.0 percent  14 million single women  5 million single men  million single, “non family”- friends of same/opposite sex Reported in 10/15/06 Yahoo News, Maxim Kniazkov U.S. CENSUS BUREAU American Community Survey CENSUS BUREAU

8  2012 – 7.8 million unmarried-partner households ( million) America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012  Over half of all marriages are preceded by cohabitation  Half of yr. olds have cohabitated  21 % of all unmarried-partner households include children – Step Family Association of America

9 Median Age at First Marriage MenWomen census bureau demographics

10 Divorce/ Divorce/Remarriage 43 percent of first marriages divorce 1 60 percent of remarriages with children divorce 1 65 percent of remarriages with children from a prior marriage divorce 1 65 percent of simple stepfamilies (1 partner with a child) divorce 2 70 percent of complex stepfamilies (both partners have children) divorce 2 1 January 9, 2006, Newsweek, “The ‘Familymoon’” 2 In her book For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered, Dr. Hetherington specifies the divorce rate for step-couples to be “50 percent higher in remarriages with stepchildren” Specifically, then, the divorce rate is 65-70%. (p. 178).

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13 Having trouble reading this? View in your browser. View in your browser Share this p Phone: International: *Children under the age of 18 who live with their own single parent. Data from the Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the US Census Bureau (2011), via the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

14  SINGLE PERSON FAMILY  SINGLE PARENT FAMILY  STEP PARENT FAMILY  BLENDED PARENT FAMILY  NUCLEAR FAMILY  EXPANDED FAMILY  GRANDPARENT FAMILY  UNMARRIED PARENT FAMILY  HOMOSEXUAL PARENT FAMILY  HOMOSEXUAL/HETEROSEXUAL PARENT FAMILY

15 2. People’s lives motivate it!  Many needs/issues of young adults/single adults not addressed from biblical & single adult perspective.  Where are they getting their information if not from the church?

16  SALVATION  BAPTISM  DISCIPLESHIP  OBEDIENCE  PRAYER LIFE  COMMITMENT  BIBLE TEACHING  SPIRITUAL GROWTH

17  Rearing kids alone  Shared parenting  Relating to my former spouse  Sexuality and singleness  Money management  Peer Friendships  Learning to forgive my ex  Accepting Singleness  Dating/dating again  Divorce Recovery  Living with mom/dad  Understanding emotions  Grief recovery  Dealing with changes  Learning to trust again  Loneliness  Humility  Building an identity  Singleness in a marriage & family-oriented church  Career choice  Pre-Marital education  Re-Marital education  Blending families  Relating to married adults  Adjusting to Widowhood

18 3. People’s ministry potential validates it!  Impact of millions of young adults and single adults who are radical for Christ!  I COR. 7: Paul encourages singleness  I Cor. 7: 8, Paul indicates for ministry it is better to be single than married

19  JOSEPH-Fled advances of Potiphar’s wife  LILLIAN TRASHER- Orphanage in Egypt  CORRIE TEN BOOM-Survivor of death camps  DIETRICH BONHOFFER-Writer/spiritual philosopher  GRIMKE SISTERS-First women to speak publicly against slavery in the south  MOTHER THERESA-Humanitarian  IRENA SENDLER – Polish Catholic social worker – smuggled/rescued 2500 Jewish children

20  POPE BENEDICT XVI - Leader of the Catholic world  HENRIETTA MEARS - Gospel Light Publishing founder  EVANGELINE BOOTHE - Daughter of William Booth- helped to begin the Salvation Army  CLARA BARTON - Founder of the Red Cross  APOSTLE PAUL - Greatest missionary/author  JESUS-Savior of the world THEY WERE ALL SINGLE ADULTS!

21 4. Jesus’ life authenticates it!  33 yr. old never –married adult  The greatest, most influential single adult to ever live!  Pattern your life after Him!

22 OUR FAITH IS BASED UPON:  A Jewish single adult from Galilee  Whose ministry was preceded by a single adult named John the Baptist  And whose mission thrust was modeled by a single adult named Paul

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24  Single Creek  Drawing Near – John Bevere  Love and Respect – Emerson Eggerich  Living Pure In An Impure World – (Dennis Franck)  Song of Solomon – Tommy Nelson  Faith Lessons - Ray van der Laan  36 Parables  Sermon Spice  Nooma (13 minute videos on life)


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