Pastor Idowu Iluyomade of the City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victoria Island, Lagos has explained why the Parish set up a dating site for singles in the Church and the RCCG in general.
He gave the explanation in a letter dated 23 January 2021 and addressed to the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
According to him, the site called “ConnectNow” is focused on ‘helping single Christians find life partners.
While stressing that ‘there is need to support them and prepare them to take this important step in their lives, the man of God asserted that experience has shown that while the Church has structure for pre-marriage counselling, it lacks faith-based guidance and support in the course of finding the right person.
He reasoned that if Single people know what to look for at the time of searching, then the probability of success in marital life will be enhanced. This is the gap that the RCCG dating site, ConnectNow will fill.
Explaining what “ConnectNow” is all about, Pastor Daniel said that it is a “Christian relationship and interactive platform for mature adults who are ready and hoping to get married,”
“it is not a dating site as the world knows it, but a faith-driven interactive community of mature believers, who are connecting with one another with a view to building enduring and fruitful Christian relationships.“ he said.
Pastor Iluyomade also noted that the platform encompasses an interactive platform and engaging training sessions and modules taught by seasoned and well-experienced professionals and spiritual leaders.
“This is a pre-finding-marriage counselling session to prepare mature adults, who are ready for marriage for that journey of a lifetime.
With the view that they make their choices in line with the fear of God and along with the dictates of our faith.” He said.
The Pastor said that the emphasis will be on being grounded in the faith, right family values and be fit and proper for marriage.
He said the platform is for mature adults.