Answer: It’s true some pastors believe single adults tend to not give or serve as much as married adults. The opposite is probably true, though.
A married person …(Put Read More) needs to, and should, obtain agreement from their spouse:
GOD HAS ONLY ONE HEART TO CONVINCE! …I believe single adults give/serve as much or more PER CAPITA than married adults because they don’t need to check with a spouse to do it!
In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul states it is better to be single than married for ministry reasons. Verse 27 says,
"Those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you from that." Interesting, huh?! In verses 32-34 he states, "I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man (or woman) is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man (or woman), is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife (or husband), and his interests are divided....The married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband" (and the husband to please his wife).
It is common for pastors to think of married adults first due to the "marriage and family" mentality existing in evangelical and Pentecostal churches today. God is certainly for marriage and family, and most people are, also. If surveys were taken, however, concerning the percentage of adults who served or gave of their time, tithe or talent in their church, I would venture to say single adults would equal or surpass the percentage of married adults.
Single adults have more flexibility with their time and resources than married adults do. They do not have more time, just more flexibility with it. Remember, single adults have to accomplish all the home and life tasks by themselves that married adults share. The fact they do not have to account to a spouse, though, affords them greater adaptability, which is applicable to most areas of their life.