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.
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.
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?
It’s a simple matter of where we invest our time, money and energy.
Any attempt to communicate our faith using props, videos, skits, or other non-verbal tools is often dismissed as, “watering down the Gospel.” Why do we believe this?
This little exercise illuminates one of the great challenges we face in reaching men with the Gospel – the widespread perception that Christ’s values closely resemble women’s values.
Men are deeply offended by: 1) incompetence, 2) disorder and 3) inconsistency within their beloved institutions. They long for a fair, impartial judge who will set injustice right.
I’ve compiled a list of seven quick articles that will inspire and challenge you as we Americans return to our two largest educational institutions – the local school and the local church.
Why would we downplay the Bible’s teachings on sex when a rising tide of secular voices is beginning to join us?
If we’re going to “think outside the box” when it comes to church planting, it’s helpful to define what the box looks like. Take this 25 question quiz to see how your church compares.