A few years ago a wise man said to me, “Dave, you need to design a new kind of ministry to men around the principles you’ve discovered.” On February 11, that new kind of ministry to men launches in Anchorage, Alaska.
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.
We may be losing the battle for personal morality. But we are winning when it comes to solving some of the globe’s most intractable problems.
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?
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.
An innovative idea is transforming schools across the country. Could it also transform church?