True love is a plant that needs culture – Ellen White
Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) is a segment of the North American Division of Family Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our goal is to support and nurture relationships for single adults with each other and with other members of the church family.
ASAM is a fellowship that provides the opportunity and encouragement to single adults (whether never married, divorced or widowed) for getting acquainted with other singles for the purpose of reflecting, discussing issues, studying God’s Word, singing, praying, playing, interacting, resting, traveling and enjoying God’s great outdoors – all to enhance the quality of one’s life!
The organization of ASAM at the North American Division level provides an interactive source of ideas and encouragement for local leaders.
Reaching and Empowering Single Adults to create Christ-centered safe places for fellwoship, nurture and service.
How Adventist Single Adult Ministries (ASAM) formed
In October 2003, the newly formed North American Division Single Adult Ministries Committee met for the first time. ASAM is organized as a function of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church under Family Ministries. It was voted to hold an annual ASAM leadership training conference following the annual nondenominational Single Adult Ministries (SAM) Convention. The SAM Convention is the largest convention held in North America for SAM leaders. Both pastors and lay leaders are encouraged to attend SAM and ASAM to learn how to minister to the FASTEST growing population in the church today.
The NAD Single Adult Ministries Committee was officially voted by the North American Division Committee on Administration on December 3, 2003 as a standing committee of the North American Division, thus acknowledging the official existence of ASAM.