Significance of Singleness Symposium: Casting an Alternative Vision

Friday, November 08, 2019, 2:00 PM - Saturday, November 09, 2019, 12:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.


About The Event

The Church often recognizes the role of married couples and individuals. But what about the significance of singleness? Denver Seminary’s Student Life would like to invite you to explore the critical role of singleness in the flourishing of the church.

We invite Denver Seminary students, staff, and faculty as well as Denver community members to join us for this important conversation!

Time and Location

November 8, 2:00 PM – November 9, 12:00 PM
Denver Seminary Chapel & Executive Board Room,  6399 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 


Friday, November 8th 

(Denver Seminary Chapel)

  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: “The Gift of Singleness…And When You Want to Give it Back” 
    A Panel Discussion on the Ups and Downs of the Single Life 
  • 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: “I Just Don’t Understand Why You’re Still Single” 
    Better Ways to Talk to and Care for Single People in the Church
  • 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm: Dinner Break: On Your Own
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: “The Significance of Singleness: A Theological Vision for the Future of the Church”
    Keynote and Q & A with Dr. Christina Hitchcock
  • 8:30 pm: Informal Follow-Up Conversation at Local Restaurant

Saturday, November 9th

(Denver Seminary Executive Board Room)

Please note: The Saturday workshop is for Denver Seminary single students only. Attendees must be present at the Friday night session as well. Limited to 40 participants. 

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Light Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Revisioning your Significance
    A workshop, led by Dr. Christina Hitchcock, to explore your personal journey with singleness and encounter God’s invitation to a significant life.

About the Speaker, Dr. Christina Hitchcock

Christina S. Hitchcock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of theology at the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she has taught for more than fifteen years. Her current research focuses on the intersection of theology and culture. Her book, Significance of Singleness, explains why the church needs single people and offers a theology of singleness relevant to all members of the church. Drawing on the examples of three important figures from the history of Christianity, the book helps today's church form a vision of life in the kingdom of God that is as theologically significant for single people as it is for those who are married.


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