Grace United Methodist Church was a traditional, graying church. A few years ago the pastor read Why Men Hate Going to Church, and began making a series of subtle changes to make the church more inviting to men. Watch this video to see Grace UMC’s transformation into a church that’s growing in numbers and in mission.…
We follow the same script as Sunday morning – sing songs and listen to a speaker – only we do a lot more of it. Why give up your entire weekend and pay $125 when you can just go to church on Sunday and get the same experience for free?
Unlike previous generations, humor, not music, is young men’s No. 1 form of self-expression.
Church used to be the place that saved your soul; today it’s the place that saves your messed up family.
The “core product” we’ve offered for centuries is falling out of favor with Americans. So we’re rolling out a new one. Unfortunately, this new core product is much more compelling to women than it is to men.
Although the phrase, “Personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” never appears in the Bible, It’s become the number one metaphor Evangelicals use to describe their faith.
In church we often force men to become physically close and touch each other. Many of these rituals are uncomfortable, unbiblical and frankly, unnecessary.
What the world’s largest automaker can teach the church about reaching men
Athletes have been acknowledging God for years. But thanks to Tebowmania, the TV networks are beginning to give these moments of public devotion more airtime.
Studies have shown a clear statistical link between church growth and the enthusiastic participation of laymen. The more men a church has, the more likely it is to be growing.