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2002 PE Report stories

Congregations demonstrate weekly prayer yields results (December 30, 2001)

L.A. Dream Center, Angelus Temple make history, reach more with merge (December 16, 2001)

Rain, gang doesn't halt impact of newly formed congregation (December 9, 2001)

Women urged to minister hope at global gathering (November 25, 2001)

Volunteers meet needs at Pentagon cleanup (November 18, 2001)

Fear, uncertainty open window of opportunity for evangelism (November 11, 2001)

'Jump for Jesus' raises $40,000 for STL (October 21, 2001)

Widows, single mothers gain practical blessings (October 14, 2001)

Five new executive presbyters elected (September 30, 2001)

Credit card 'freedoms' tempt college students (September 16, 2001)

Fellowship, nation show ethnic makeup changes (August 26, 2001)

Congregations extend a hand, spread gospel after tropical storm (August 19, 2001)

Single-parent families find hope at camp (August 12, 2001) caught in middle of culture war (July 22, 2001)

Pentecostal World Conference looks toward future cooperation (July 13, 2001)

Crossover Community Church ministers to hip-hop culture (July 8, 2001)

Prison chaplain hooked on ministry (June 24, 2001)

National Singles team convenes, plans regional conferences (June 17, 2001)

Children's ministries take center stage (June 10, 2001)

U.S. Christians trek to Israel despite news reports of danger (May 27, 2001)

A/G ministries combat eating disorders (May 20, 2001)

Mobilizing laity leads to church growth (May 13, 2001)

Fellowship convenes conference for women (April 29, 2001)

14,547 'honored guests' attend Convoy of Hope outreach in Dallas (April 22, 2001)

Hollywood sends wrong signals on teen smoking (April 15, 2001)

Iowa community faces unique challenges (April 8, 2001)

Churches support ministries to lead youth out of lifestyle (March 25, 2001)

English lessons reach Chinese with gospel (March 18, 2001)

A/G church, police, schools partner for strong community (March 11, 2001)

Church uses 'human hunt' as evangelism tool for teens (February 25, 2001)

Ministering in the fast lane (February 18, 2001)

Abstinence education saves lives, futures (February 11, 2001)

Donated food helps Convoy of Hope extend hand around the world (January 21, 2001)

American Indian College students impact boarding school (January 14, 2001)

2000 News Digest stories

National team convenes, plans regional conferences

(June 17, 2001)

In their first national team meeting, 14 men and women from around the country recently convened in Springfield, Mo., to pray, plan and strategize for the cause of singles in the nation.

Dennis Franck

"We discussed how we could help our churches and districts understand the numbers and needs of the 79 million single and single-again people in this country," says Dennis Franck, director of the Single Adult Ministries Agency. "We want to educate our senior pastors and A/G people on the need for single and single-again ministries."

The team is planning eight regional training conferences next year to bring singles together and serve single adult ministry leaders, most of whom are laypeople. The conferences will begin with a day of leadership training followed by a time of ministry and fellowship for all singles.

Regional representatives are also promoting singles ministry and providing districts and churches with resources.

The Single Adult Ministries Agency formed last July. About 20 percent of local A/G churches have a ministry that targets single adults. Single-adult ministry is geared to people who have never married, or are divorced, widowed or separated.

Carolyn Heuer, single adult pastor at Christian Outreach Center in West Columbia, S.C., serves on the national team. "I’m thankful that the A/G has started the Single Adult Ministries Agency," she says. "Now in Pentecostal circles we can reach and teach our singles how they can be single and Pentecostal." Heuer is coordinating her state’s first singles conference to be held later this year.

— Katy Attanasi

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