A healthy marriage is a tremendous gift and blessing. Marriage is God’s idea, and it is to be held in honor (Heb. 13:4). But one may also serve and glorify God in singleness. We follow a Savior who was single, and the greatest church planter ever—the apostle Paul—was also single. Single pastors have various advantages in ministry, such as flexibility in schedule.
They are also able, in Paul’s words, to “live with undivided devotion” (1 Cor. 7:35). One man who has taught the church much in recent years about being a single minister, as well as about how to fight sin and apply the gospel in every aspect of life, is Sam Allberry.
On today’s podcast we talk with Sam about what he has learned about preaching, the importance of a local church family, and about the ministry of hospitality. These are important issues, not just for the single church planter, but also for those who are ministering to single people.
You can listen to this episode here.