SOLID ROCK CHRISTIAN CENTER
“This is only my suggestion. It's not meant to be an absolute rule. I wish everyone could get along without marrying, just as I do. But we are not all the same. God gives some the gift of marriage, and to others he gives the gift of singleness. An unmarried man can spend his time doing the Lord's work and thinking how to please him. But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife. His interests are divided. In the same way, a married woman must be concerned about how to please her husband. I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best.” —THE APOSTLE PAUL, I COR. 7
Paul was no fun.
There is no biblical record of Paul skateboarding or roller skating, playing WII or hanging out with the peeps. The Pauline Epistles, the biblical equivalent of eMail or blogging, paint an incomplete picture of the man as they tended to be business correspondence, pastoral letters to churches and individuals. Taken out of context, they make us think Christian life is entirely about the rigor of service and commandments of duty. Which misses the point that God designed creatures who could laugh. Who could cry. who get lonely. Who, completely by instinct, are drawn to one another—who form communities. Communities, by their very nature, have inherent conflicts. we all benefit when people come together. We all suffer when people are torn apart.
Unmarried persons present a special and delicate challenge to the church. Those who've never been married often have a vision of what their life might be like with family and children. Divorced persons often struggle with bitterness, loneliness and guilt while contending with stress over ongoing struggles with a former spouse. Widowed persons exist in a unique category of special need for having suffered a tragic loss. The church exists to see to the needs of all people, and to support one in=another especially in sensitive areas of personal life. Our singles ministry exists to share Gods unconditional, incomparable love with unmarried persons and to create a unique and supportive community designed especially to address their needs.
The Singles Ministry at Solid Rock seeks to help unmarried people grow spiritually and emotionally in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Our goal is to share the unconditional love of God with our unmarried brothers and sisters. We seek to provide a place for personal growth and spiritual development for all single adults, including the Never-Married, Separated, Divorced, Widowed. We seek to look beyond our own existence to Jesus who meets our deepest needs for: significance, value, security, and healing. We're here to encourage each other with gifts of acceptance, grace and commitment as we build our community and the kingdom of God.
Our Goals For Singles Ministry
“And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” — Jeremiah 2:7
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