Conference equips singles for godly living
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July-August 2017 – The singles scene in the U.S. has changed dramatically in just one generation. According to 2015 U.S. Census data, 35 million adults – 28% of households – lived alone. Single adults totaled 109 million – 45% of all residents over age 17; 63% had never been married; and 24% had been divorced.

The church has grappled with that demographic for years with varying degrees of success. Among effective strategies are events that equip singles for godly living.

Relentless is the theme of a September 1-4 conference at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Relentless will offer participants fellowship, challenge, and practical ways to apply Christian principles to single life. The schedule begins Friday evening and concludes Sunday evening. A variety of accommodations include everything from camping to hotels.

“Knowledge without application will not produce a fruitful life,” said Freddy Johnson, a Relentless coordinator and lead pastor of North Point Community Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

Other leaders at the event include Jamie Johnson of Crossfire Ministries and Kris Swiatacho of The Singles Network Ministries. The RK Praise band will lead worship. Learn more about these leaders, conference details, and registration at labordaysingles.org.

census.gov, 8/26/16; labordaysingles.org