The church-on-the-corner that’s been the bedrock of American Christianity since colonial days will cease to exist by 2062.
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?
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.
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.
During his years as a pastor, Fred Luter focused on attracting a different minority group: men.
The pews are packed with folks who don’t normally come. Many of these infrequent guests are men, dragged to church by their wives and mothers. How can your church make an impact on these skittish men?
Just because the words come out of a preacher’s mouth doesn’t mean that his flock is learning.
Grace United Methodist Church was a traditional, graying church. A few years ago the pastor read Why Men Hate Going to Church, and began making a series of subtle changes to make the church more inviting to men. Watch this video to see Grace UMC’s transformation into a church that’s growing in numbers and in mission.…
Although the phrase, “Personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” never appears in the Bible, It’s become the number one metaphor Evangelicals use to describe their faith.
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.