28.9 is the average age for a first marriage for men and 26.9 for women. This has increased every year for the past 25 years with a major increase since 2007.
Single unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2011. This group comprised 44.1 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older.
More than 50% of all meals are eaten at a Table for One in the United States. This includes single and married adults.
Singles now outnumber married adults in the workforce over the age of 16 according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics since August 2014.
Percentage of opposite-sex, unmarried-partner households in 2011 that included at least one biological child of either partner.
Percentage of women with a birth in the last 12 months, as of 2010, who were widowed, divorced or never married.
The median age of first marriage divorces in America. 45-50% of first marriages end in divorce, and that percentage only rises with each re-marriage. Singles adults who are divorced remarry on average of just over 3 years after their last divorce.
Over 40% of your churches community is single. How are you connecting them? Do you focus on single adults being a vibrant part of your church body?
With this launch guide, our goal is to encourage your church to reach single adults. Ministry leaders, you can help invigorate your local church to rethink how it reaches the world around them. We are not advocating overhauling your church’s vision, logos, discipleship plan, or theology. Ministry leaders, we want your church to be aware of the staggering amount of single adults in your community and consider the possibility they may be the biggest unreached group in America today.
At Table for One Ministries, we believe in building community for single adults through discipleship. This launch guide reflects those values as you will not find a “how to guide” to create a new ministry program or events for singles Our main goal is that every person realizes they are complete in Christ. The contents of this launch guide will focus on complete in Christ to guide leaders to advocate for singles with a purpose to increase God’s kingdom.
Table for One Ministries is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) Non-Profit.