“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”
—1 Corinthians 4:20
Fernando Alejandro expounds on the scriptural call for singles to live a life of undivided devotion to the Lord. For some it might be a transitory station in life, for others its a conscious decision for life. But whether short or long, we must capture God’s vision for the opportunities and advantages of the single life. Fernando calls us to have:
• Singles in our churches who are not undervalued or overlooked
• Singles who are given spiritual worth, trust and investment
• Singles who see their role not as a liability but an opportunity to lead and serve
• Singles who desire to have ministries of power, purpose, and passion
He says churches should be a place where marriage is not idolized, or elevated above singlehood, but where the two are honored in their proper respects and given the dignity God allots to them both.
More than one-third of people on the planet are single. In light of this, he calls singles to rise to the challenge of reaching a world full of singles.
About the author: Fernando Alejandro came to faith in June of 2000 in the Pioneer Valley Church of Christ in Western Massachusetts. Fernando would go on to lead the singles ministry there, and later would oversee the singles ministry in the One Miami Church in Miami, Florida along with his wife, Rosa Alejandro. In addition to these ministry roles, Fernando helped organize a teacher’s ministry group within the Pioneer Valley Church and has contributed to the teaching and preaching functions at both Pioneer Valley as well as the One Miami Church. Fernando is pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Fernando can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.