The fastest growing churches in North America have something in common – they’re brimming with enthusiastic men. Studies have shown that male involvement is one of the surest predictors of church growth and health.
But there’s a problem. The average church in North America draws an adult crowd that’s just 39% male. And most of the men who do attend services seem passive and bored. Faithful men are becoming rarer in church today – while godly women are as common as boots at a rodeo.
As men have left the church, attendance and participation have declined. Eighty-five percent of America’s congregations are not growing. The church is older and more female than it’s ever been.
Ninety percent of U.S. men believe in God. Five out of six call themselves Christians. But only one out of six men can be found in church on a given weekend. Men love God – but just aren’t interested in church.