About Singles Ministry
About Singles Ministry

Nature and Purpose 

The BLD Toronto SINGLES Ministry is responsible for bringing together single members into the BLD community and leading them to a relationship with GOD filled with hope, faith and love through the different programs within the ministry such as pastoral care, evangelization program, formation, mission and management.

The Singles Ministry exhorts its members to:

  • utilize the charismatic gifts given by the Holy Spirit during community and/or singles praise and worship                                                                                 
  • to love and serve one another and participate in the service, evangelization and mission programs of the BLD community                                                  
  • to help one another in each member’s  continuing process of renewal through teachings, intercessory prayers and pastoral care

Vision

  • We are a communion of individuals called together as one people through a movement of encounter and a process of renewal to a relationship of faith, hope and love of GOD.      
  • We are reconciled with the Father by our saving faith in Jesus Christ, by our renewing trust in the Holy Spirit and by our uniting compassion with one another.
  • We are blessed with personal gifts – spiritual and natural, innate or acquired –which we yield to the Word and the Spirit.                                       
  • We give freely and fully of ourselves and love and serve one another as we seek and proclaim God’s kingdom.                                                              
  • Through our covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus, we commit as disciples to be a countersign to all that is at war with the teachings of our Lord, and to emerge victorious in living and sharing the values of our Christian faith.

Mission

  • The Lord calls us to liberate the individual from the forces that work against life, love and unity.
  • The Lord calls us to minister to the temporal, emotional and spiritual needs of the    elderly, the infirm, the immigrants and the unemployed.   
  • The Lord calls us to raise an army of disciplined prayer warriors through worship, instruction and pastoral care.           
  • The Lord calls us to serve the needs of the Roman Catholic dioceses and parishes through our community programs.
  • The SINGLES Ministry Mission Program supports the BLD Catholic Covenant Community’s Vision and Mission of calling together as one people through a movement of encounter and a process of renewal, to a relationship of faith, hope and love with God.
  • Together with the Teaching and Spiritual Formation Programs, the Mission Program promotes Evangelization training through evangelistic visitation and outreach open to the empowering and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. 
  • The Singles Ministry’s Mission Program include services to local or outreach activities in coordination with the BLD Community Missions.

Cornerstone

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: ‘Whom shall I send ? Who will be our messenger ?’ I answered: ‘Here I am, Send me!’ He said: ‘Go.’ ‘’ - - Isaiah 6:8-9

Outreach Program

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.” – Jeremiah 1:5

Mission Program Membership

An understanding and humble acceptance of our purpose as Evangelists of the Gospel is the most important prerequisite to service in the Mission Program. There is no evangelization unless the Gospel of Jesus Christ is explicitly proclaimed. It must be expressed clearly, confidently and with conviction. All members need a thorough and practical preparation (through teachings and spiritual formation programs) in order to be fit vessels for this holy task. As Evangelists, it is necessary to be utterly dependent upon the outpouring of gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit works through each one of us by blessing us with a gift to give way in order to help the person hearing the Word (e.g. ability to strengthen another’s faith, compassion for a person). Evangelists must be vigilant and committed in reminding themselves the Holy Spirit is the one who converts hearts. Evangelists must be continually repentant and open to the Lord’s directions or their efforts will be in vain.


 

 

 


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