Q: What do we mean by "single" adult?
A: For the purpose of clarity we define a single adult as one who is legally single (never married, widowed, or legally divorced). We empathize with and recognize the heartache associated with separation, and if you find yourself in this challenge we sincerely want to help you toward Godly reconciliation through prayer and support, so please contact us. There are other ministries in our church which we can connect you with until the point in time you are legally single.
Q: Is this a "dating service?"
A: While that question might not be one we hear often, it does come up. The answer is "No!" We are a ministry that seeks to help single adults find a place of belonging in the church which often caters more to families and couples. We exist to help single adults (and all people regardless of age or stage of life) become devoted followers of Christ through Bible Study, worship, prayer, and Christian community. If two single adults in our group pursue a Christ-centered dating relationship, then we pray that our ministry will help them individually to seek Christ first, and in doing so, to seek His model for a Godly dating relationship.
Q: If I am dating someone, is the Singles ministry for me?
A: It can be. Because we define "single" adult as never-married, widowed, or legally divorced, single adults who are dating someone might choose to be part of our Single adult ministry. If so, you are welcomed here! We all need healthy Christians relationships outside of a dating relationship, and the church is the best place to find those connections. Within the singles adult community of FBC, we hope everyone finds friendships that can help keep us accountable in our walk with Christ, can provide a sense of community and family for many singles who don't have family close by, and can be a place where social interaction in a wholesome Christian environment can take place. But, if you prefer to be part of one of our other ministries that are not only for single adults, you are welcome there too! It's your choice!
Q: If I attend another church, can I still come to your events?
A: Absolutely! Our events are open to all Hickory-area singles, regardless of whether you have a church home or not. We want you to worship and serve wherever God has planted you! But, if you don't have a church home, we'd love for you to grow with us!