Ministry to Single Parents (R.E.D.E.E.M.)
Our primary goal with any broken marriage is to reconcile it if possible. Thus, the first question we ask in the case of single parents is, “Can we help restore this person’s marriage?” If we can, we are obligated to do so. If we cannot (i.e., in the case of the death or remarriage of a spouse), we pick up the pieces and move on (Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:11).
While we believe the ideal family involves two loving, godly parents, we do not consider single-parent families inferior to traditional, nuclear families. We understand that many people find themselves raising children without the help of a spouse for a variety of reasons beyond their control, and we embrace these families (Deuteronomy 10:18; 16:14; 24:19-21).
As with all families, we are committed to discipling single parents, and equipping them to disciple the children with which they have been entrusted (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 2:6).
We are committed to providing encouragement to single parents. We recognize the added burdens involved in raising children alone, and believe God has called us to come alongside single parents in an effort to lighten their load wherever possible.
New Covenant Baptist Church is a covenantal body of believers. We share life together. We are committed to enveloping our members in a blanket of genuine fellowship, especially those with the added burden of single parenthood.
New Covenant Baptist Church is committed to minister to single parents and their children. When needs arise, we see ourselves as extended family.