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.
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?
Ninety percent of these studies found that more religiosity resulted in less crime. Only 2% found that religion produced more crime.
Fathers often choose youth sports over church for a reason most Christians would applaud – they want to spend time with their families. Can we blame them?
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.
Film is the new campfire. It’s the shared culture of young men. And it’s still one of the most powerful pathways into a man’s heart. Men who may be afraid of the Bible are perfectly comfortable discovering truth from the movies they already know.
Should we organize Christians in an entirely different way so that disciple making becomes the norm? Put another way: is it possible to design a church where coaching is the primary function – not merely an add-on that relatively few people participate in?
What if Jesus applied for a job at your church?
Many of today’s Christians believe in a God who indulges them. A God who winks when they’re disobedient. A God who lets them do as they please. A God who looks down from heaven – and chuckles.
Congratulations, women. You’ve just trained your husbands to keep secrets from you.