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.
He got up from his chair, shrugged his shoulders and said, “I can’t become a Christian. I kill people for a living.”
Young men are doing 180s – on their skateboards, and in their spiritual lives.
Certain churches are hug-rich environments. It’s one thing for very close friends to embrace, but in some congregations it’s customary for relative strangers to enfold. I once attended a church with an older gentleman who was a serial hugger. If he made eye contact, you were finished. He’d make a beeline for you, wrapping you…
I’m releasing two new books in the next 18 months. One is a new version of an old favorite; the other breaks new ground.
Even a tradition-bound organization like the Catholic church is coming to realize the importance of masculine context when reaching out to men.
In September 2011 I released a revised version of my first book, Why Men Hate Going to Church. I boiled down some of the book’s main recommendations into a checklist. FIFTY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CHURCH MORE APPEALING TO MEN: Front door experience: Maintain your buildings and grounds Put men in the parking lot to…
How can a church that averages 350 men, women and children on a typical Sunday, attract more than 400 guys to a first-time men’s event?
There is one major denomination in the world that welcomes equal numbers of men and women each week. This church does nothing to be hip, cool or relevant, yet men comprise at least 50 percent of its worshippers in the U.S. – and around the world.
When a man knows what’s going on and is in control of his situation, spiritual growth is nearly impossible. But when he is confused and off balance, he must look beyond his own power and understanding.