Church Partners

Let The Kids & Me help you as you help Single Mom Families.

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The Kids & Me

Statement of Faith

Church Partners... 

Zoom Information Below

...represent a collaboration among The Kids & Me and churches in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties of any denomination recognizing the need for ministry to Single Moms and their children.

 

Pooling efforts together, Church Partners establish their own in-house ministry to Single Mom families (which could be as simple as a twice-per-month support group meeting) while also benefiting from the network of churches to provide services they may not be able to provide on their own (like mentoring or minor home repair) .

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 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

Church Partnership: 

Establishes a Single Mom ministry in each Partner Church which​

  • Recognizes a part of the church – the Single Mom - which is often overlooked

  • Reaches out to unsaved Single Moms and their children

  • Casts a net to provide a path to salvation to children while they are young

  • Provides fellowship for Single Moms

  • Provides a place of networking for Single Moms

  • Serves Single Moms’ unique needs

  • Provides opportunity for Godly men to mentor boys without a present father

  • Delivers specific ministry for Single Moms most churches are unable to deliver alone

  • Provides a cost effective way of ministry

  • Promotes church membership 

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Dear Pastors

     and Women's Leaders,

Please join us for a virtual meeting via Zoom to find out how you can effectively share the gospel and minister to Single Mom families.

     It's easier than you think!

Upcoming Zoom Dates

July 2021

Tues, July 6 @ 10:30am

Weds, July 14 @ 2:00pm

Thurs, July 22 @ 7pm

August:  To Be Determined

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Zoom Registration
for Church Leaders or email this info to singlemomsandkids@gmail.com
~We do not share your information.~

Thanks for contacting!

Please check your email and spam box 

for the Zoom link.

Church Partners provide...

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Church Partners recruit VOLUNTEERS from their church family to serve:

  • as event production support people when their church hosts their large group event (see the VOLUNTEER tab at the top of this page for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities)     

 

  • as leaders for their own church's Single Mom support group which is recommended to meet twice per month either in person or by virtual means                                                                   

  • as childcare providers during the Single Mom support group meetings (if in person)

    

  • as team members for The Kids & Me Single Mom assistance groups providing support ranging from minor home repair to mentorship to tutoring for children to car maintenance.

                                                

  • as The Kids & Me general volunteers

Class I:  Get-Going-Guide

for Single Mom Ministry

An overview of how to prepare the

Lady Leader, the support Volunteers,

the Audience (Single Moms and their children), the materials, and the environment for successful ministry

Register below to schedule

a class time.

Class II:  Think-it-Through

Hosting & Maintaining

a Single Moms Support Group 

A detailed look at the planning and dynamics of a successful meeting and ministry for either an in-person or virtual approach
 

Register below to schedule

a class time.

Single Mom Ministry

Training for Lady Leaders

of Church Partners

Church Partners provide MEETING SPACE to host:

  • a large group The Kids & Me sponsored event to establish their Single Mom ministry   

  • a twice per month small group Single Mom support meeting - virtual or in person

  • teaching sessions or seminars as interest is demonstrated.             

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Church Partners if capable may provide SPONSORSHIP for their own Kids & Me Events.

NEW!

Promotional Video now available
for Pastors to introduce The Kids & Me
to their congregation or
Church Leadership

What Part does

The Kids & Me play?

The Kids and Me establishes community for Single Mom families connecting them to one another and church families across Charlotte/Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

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The Kids and Me shoulders the cost of promotion and event production and brings Single Moms together through a large, highly-publicized fun event:  Mom's Moments.

The Kids and Me supports each Church Partner in establishing its own Single Mom Ministry with Lady Leader Training which includes advising and pointing to resources to maintain support group meetings.  Recommended discussion topics focus on Biblical instruction in parenting, finances, and health & wellness. The Kids & Me offers a LENDING LIBRARY for Church Partners to explore ministry helps and to choose curriculum.

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The Kids and Me coordinates volunteers across Charlotte/Mecklenburg and surrounding counties to provide support services to Single Moms and their children.

The Urgent Need

for single parent Ministry

The Sheer Number of Single Parents
and
their Children 

In 1951, approximately 22% of the United States population lived in a single-parent home. By 1998, the number had risen to 34%. Today, nearly 50% of babies are born into a single-parent home. The number of single-parent homes in the U.S. today is 17 million and rising daily. 1

 

In Mecklenburg County and the surrounding 10 counties (including Lancaster and York SC), there are 68,000 Single Moms representing children 18 and younger.2

Statistics show that 2/3 of single mothers are unchurched. 3 Knowing the probability of a child receiving salvation decreases as a child gets older brings an intense sense of urgency to our effort. 4

Potential
Effects
of Single Parenthood on Children

The problems single moms face bear greatly on our community. Thirty-two percent of single mothers with children under 18 in Mecklenburg County live in poverty. 5  Along with poverty come higher rates of crime, violence, suicide, drugs, and incarceration. 6

According to a National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools, 71% of all high school dropouts come from a single-parent family. 7

70% of juvenile delinquents are from single-parent homes.  85% of youth in our prison population grew up in fatherless homes.  Prison inmates’ children are also twice as likely to commit a crime, thus creating generations of single-parent households. 8

The Call of the Church to the Widow & Orphan

"A church with a single moms’ ministry has a 58% higher chance of reaching and retaining single mothers from the community. Did you know that 65% of single moms’ who connect to a single moms’ ministry attend for more than 6 months?"9

 

"Some studies suggest that as many as 67% of single moms currently do not attend church--many citing fear of being judged as key. Of course we offer them food when they are hungry. We may occasionally perform a home repair or provide toys at Christmas. But do we stop there? Dare we open a Sunday school class exclusively for single moms? A Bible study? or even a full scale ministry?” 10

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27

Sources Cited:

1  TheLifeofaSingleMom.com  https://thelifeofasinglemom.com/single-mother-statistics-parent/#comment-18156

2  StatisticalAtlas, Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc. of Excelsior, Mn 553331-6203  https://statisticalatlas.com/metro-area/North-Carolina/Charlotte/Household-Types based upon US Census Bureau figures from the 2010 census and from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey

3 Maggio, Jennifer. The Church and the Single Mom.  Baton Rouge, TLSM Publishing, 2017, p.11.

4  http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert/ages.htm

https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=CF

     >Enter "Mecklenburg County NC" 
     >Select "Poverty" (from lefthand menu)
     >Select "Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months of 
Families"

http://brentwoodspiritualstudiesinstitute.org/uploads/3/2/3/4/3234564/fatherless_children_in_america.pdf

7   https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/172210.pdf  p.11

8  TheLifeofaSingleMom.com  https://thelifeofasinglemom.com/single-mother-statistics-parent/#comment-18156

9  https://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/jennifer-maggio/why-the-unplanned-movie-is-necessary-but-not-enough.html

10  Maggio, Jennifer. The Church and the Single Mom.  Baton Rouge, TLSM Publishing, 2017, p.11.

SOURCES

Thank You for Your interest in

sharing the gospel with single moms and their children.

Please contact us if you would like to become a partner in tHe kids & me network

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