Most of these men are faithful churchgoers – yet they freely admit they don’t get much from it.
I’ve spent a couple of months boiling the mission of Church for Men down to its core. I’ve come up with seven principles that define our message and mission.
If a pastor seems to offend both believers and non-believers at every turn, is this a sign of strength or weakness? Godliness or carnality?
These stunning survey results give us a clue as to why Christianity is so rapidly changing into a family-centered faith; why Christian culture is feminizing; and why the gender gap in many denominations continues to grow.
There’s a deeper reason men of this generation are so strongly drawn to superheroes. Every man longs to be a hero himself – but today’s society offers men very few opportunities for heroic behavior. And unfortunately the church is one of the places men feel particularly un-heroic.
There’s no sense in trying to compete with the megachurches – you can’t.
This church, built on a very masculine model, is having trouble attracting men to its weekly worship services.
It’s no coincidence that the mainline churches lost their men and their theological moorings at the same time.
What happens when a small-town church focuses on men? Read this letter from Billie Keller, a woman who serves as administrator of New Beginnings Community Church, a Free Methodist congregation in upstate New York.
Men are suffering. They’re confused about their roles and their futures. What a perfect opportunity for the church to step forward and offer help.