Ninth and O Baptist Church has opened its arms to the Single Adults in 2007. The Adopt a Single program at Ninth and O started in the late summer months following the Second Annual 4th of July Seniors/Singles Celebration. This program is designed to spark fellowship beyond age-graded ministries. Over a dozen singles have been adopted and in 2008 more adoptions are expected.
The program was initiated by the experience I had during my college days at UT Martin and FBC Martin. First Baptist Church flourished in their ministry to college students and one of their ways to reach out to them was the Adopt-A-Student program. It was a home away from home for me. The family that adopted me loved me unconditionally and prayed for me regularly.(let’s not forget the home-cooked meals)
The families involved in Adopt a Single are asked to simply get together with your adopted single at least one time a month and pray for them on a regular basis. The program is a benefit to both singles and seniors. The singles receive timeless wisdom and the seniors are blessed with ministry and young and spirited singles.