10 Ways Single Women Can Serve the Church

10 Ways Single Women Can Serve the Church

My heart aches to see women holding back from serving the church because they are single. While marriage does refine people in unique ways, so does singleness. The church must make it clear to women that they are essential to the health of the church and that an Mrs. is not a prerequisite for ministry.

We need to leave behind the idea that a woman who is single is single because she hasn't found a man to marry. It is not selfish to want a godly marriage (Genesis 2:18); while some women are waiting, others have chosen singleness just as Paul did (1st Corinthians 7). We can all better care for one another if we do not work from the assumption that singleness is a stage of life one longs to escape. Instead, we should accept that thriving is possible in every portion of God's plan whether for a season or a lifetime.

So how can single women serve the church? Here are ten ways to get involved today.

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1. How Any Other Women Serves

The single woman is not inhibited when it comes to serving the church. She may not be a good fit as a marriage mentor, but she can offer married friends biblical advice on how godly people behave. We often focus on one thing we cannot do and let that blind us to all we can do. Ephesians 2:10 doesn't begin when a ring lands on the finger, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

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