In the face of that neglect, the church should be proactive about facilitating what God prizes in Scripture.
What this looks like will be different in various churches.
But when church leaders ask unmarried men to take on significant responsibilities, they demonstrate a belief that godly singleness is a tremendous asset to the body of Christ.
Through the years, I’ve observed that The Singles can be a prickly lot to pastor.
Whatever leaders say from the pulpit about singleness is guaranteed to encourage some and offend more.
The relationships that we all have as brothers and sisters in Christ are the ones that will not end — and these need to be cultivated as much as family life is cultivated.
Additionally, single adults need to be reminded that God has not withheld his very best from them if they remain unmarried.
He suggested I create an advisory board to help me evaluate my invitations and schedule.
The goal of the advisory board was to make sure I was not traveling too much.
In my observation, the best resource the local church has is married men who befriend and mentor single men — not to “fix” them, but to invest in them as brothers.