One of the (many) challenges single mission workers face is finding resources to help them in their challenge to live a rich and fulfilled life without a life partner. Sometimes their perception of a huge hole in their life where their life-partner should be can become so overwhelming that it dominates every aspect of their life, and often there is little in the way of resources to help them refocus their attention on the amazing possibilities and opportunities of being single.
Now Syzygy has partnered with Member Care Media to produce a series of 5 short podcasts which include some essential teaching for single mission workers. We hope that these introductions to material shared more fully in our regular retreats for singles at Penhurst Retreat Centre will help single mission workers thrive in their singleness and learn to see it as a blessing rather than a challenge to be overcome, or even better, ended.
The podcasts can be found on the singles page of Member Care Media, and the subject matter includes:
- An introduction to singleness and why it is a challenge for so many mission workers
- Biblical characters who were successfully single
- A Biblical perspective on why singleness isn’t intrinsically bad
- Unpacking the ‘gift’ of singleness
- Strategies for a fulfilling single life
It is our hope that these resources will be used by single mission workers worldwide, to help them get the most out of their singleness.
Another resource we produced a couple of years ago is the book Single Mission, which we believe is the first book by single mission workers about single mission workers for single mission workers. Many agencies have used it as part of their training and orientation – and not only for their singles! It has been greatly appreciated by married people too, who have used it to learn about the challenges of being single later in life which they may not have experienced. Why not try it out?