Co3 SINGLES

 

Here at Bethel World Outreach Church, the Co3 Singles community provides opportunities for single adults to connect with one another, grow in Christ together, and impact the community with the gospel. Co3 creates an environment where people can embrace their season of singleness and understand the unique opportunity they have for spiritual and personal growth. Through Life Groups, community outreach, empowering events, and social activities, we encourage one another to live a healthy and satisfying God-filled life.




Whether it be Hike & Pray – a serene walk in nature – Beyond the Plate – a cooking class that teaches basic skills for mastery inside the kitchen or serving Nashville’s homeless community together, Co3 Singles hosts a variety of events throughout the entire year. But here are a few reoccurring events that take place each month:


Co3Nvos

Co(3)nvos

Co3 Singles hosts Co(3)nvos, a time for the singles community to gather and have conversations about what’s going on in the world. This is a great space to build relationships while having important conversations in a safe environment.

Past topics include: “What Does God Say about Dating and Pursuit?” and “Purity Culture: Is it therapeutic or toxic?”

Details: Discussions are hosted virtually on Zoom every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM using the following link: bit.ly/co3nvos.





Co3 Touchpoint

Touchpoint is a monthly, co-ed Life Group. Join in as we read a book together and discuss it.

Details: Discussions are currently hosted virtually on Zoom every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM using the following link: bit.ly/CO3touchpoint.



Horizontal Jesus – Bible Study Book by Tony Evans

A Bible study that explores how our relationships with others affect our experience with God.


The Purple Book by Rice Broocks and Steve Murrell

A 12-chapter Bible Study Guide designed to help believers know and apply Christianity’s foundational beliefs.


7 Myths About Singleness by Sam Allbery

The Bible paints a very different picture of singleness than the world often does. This book helps Christians––married and unmarried alike––value singleness as a gift from God so that we can all encourage singles to take hold of the unique opportunities their singleness affords and see their role in the flourishing of the Church as a whole.


Forbidden Friendships: Retaking the Biblical Gift of Male-Female Friendship by Joshua D. Jones

Forbidden Friendships presents the case for why Christian men and women need to engage one another in deep friendships and guides readers on how to do so. Contrary to what some have taught, having close friends of the opposite gender is healthy, biblical, and important for spiritual growth.

Did you know that you can read the Bible with your friends and family? Download the YouVersion bible app or go to bible.com to join one of our reading plans and interact with other members of our community. Below is a list of our past reading plans. Simply click the link to accept the plan invitation:



Touchpoint resources:


    • 3/24/2020 – Co3 Touchpoint – Book study: 7 Myths About Singleness – Chapter 7 Review “Singleness is Easy”
    • 4/28/2020 – Co3 Touchpoint – Book study: Forbidden Friendships – Chapter 1 Review “Deceived by Integrity?
    • 5/26/2020 – Co3 Touchpoint – Book study: Forbidden Friendships – Chapter 2
    • 8/11/2020 – Co3 Conversations – “What does God say about Dating & Pursuit?”
    • 8/25/2020 – Co3 Touchpoint – Book study: Forbidden Friendships – Chapter 5
    • 9/8/2020 – Co3 Conversations – “Purity Culture: Is it therapeutic or toxic?’
    • 9/22/2020- Co3 Touchpoint – Book study: Forbidden Friendships – Chapter 6
  • Singles Pastor, Pastor JT McCraw
  • Co3 Leader, Steven Martin
  • Co3 Leader, Daesha Maclin


Ps. J.T. Mccraw

Ps. J.T. Mccraw





Steven Martin

Steven Martin





Daesha Maclin

Daesha Maclin


How do you define single?


Simply stated, we define single as “not married.” Regarding age, we typically begin welcoming participants post-college age and older (no maximum age). If you’ve never been married… you’re single! If you’re divorced… you’re single! If you’re widowed… you’re single! If you’re a single parent… you’re single! If you’re engaged…guess what? Yep, still technically single! If you fall into any of these populations, then you are a member of our community, and we invite you to engage with us in our programming and events.


Can married people attend Co3 Singles events?


No, but with a few exceptions. For the most part, all of our events are exclusively offered to those who are single. Yes, we know we put on some amazing programming, but please do not register or attend if you are married! However, there are a few events that are organized by the Co3 Singles community but offered for the entire church, such as our annual Mother’s Day drive, our homeless outreach, and other service-based opportunities. We might also collaborate with other ministries, like ENC or the Marriage Ministry, on occasion.


Does involvement in Co3 Singles mean that I want to be single forever?


Not at all! We believe that while some are certainly called to singleness for their lifetime and their ministry, many others will only be single for a season of their life. The length of those seasons varies from person to person and is all determined by God’s plan. Our goal is simply to minister to you in your single season and offer a community of others in the same life stage.


Is this a match-making service?


If you meet someone who you form a romantic connection with, that’s great! If you don’t, that is equally great! It is not our goal to take single people and pair them off, and we probably couldn’t even if we tried. Our focus is to get you spiritually edified, well connected to a community of believers and spiritual family, and to promote service and outreach within our church and in our community. Marriage is nowhere in our mission, but it is obviously a gift from God if brought through the community we’ve fostered.



Join Co3 Singles for #WorshipWednesday, a weekly Spotify playlist including songs from the community.