This Christmas Eve, I happened to attend two candlelight services. One church understood how to make men comfortable; the other did not. One church got the little things right; the other did not.
The happy-dancer in the front row was the most emotional and vigorous worshipper at my church. Does this mean her worship was the most pleasing to God?
Every Sunday dozens are healed of debilitating diseases, and a handful of people are raised from the dead. We add at least 3,000 new members a month.
When the midlife monster is clawing at the door, we want men to turn to the church. Yet men often do the opposite – when crazy time comes, men flee Christianity. Why?
What can preachers and teachers learn from sports and movies? How can they tailor their messages so men will engage for longer periods of time?
Men can sit through a 3-hour football game or a 3-hour epic movie without being bored. So why can’t they sit through a 3-hour sermon? Or a 1-hour sermon? Or even a 30-minute sermon?
Planning your Christmas services? It’s not too late to make them magnetic to men.
The airlines got healthy by eliminating seats. Could the same strategy work for the church?
It’s a simple matter of where we invest our time, money and energy.
We cannot forget our persecuted brothers and sisters — not only because they deserve our prayers, but also because we’re missing a huge opportunity to reach more men and boys.