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Men and Church 2018-03-27T23:13:11+00:00

Churches from Moscow to Melbourne to Minneapolis are asking: Where are the men?

Women comprise more than 60% of the adults in the typical worship service in America. Some overseas congregations report ten women for every man in attendance. Volunteer ranks are heavily female.

No other religion suffers the enormous gender gaps that plague Christianity.

It’s not just attendance where men trail women. Men are less likely to lead, volunteer, and give in the church. They pray less, share their faith less, and read the Bible less.

The men who do go to church seem passive and bored. It’s often impossible to get churchgoing men to do anything other than attend services.

The church’s gender gap is often invisible because the top tier of church leadership is still heavily male. Over 90% of Protestant pastors and 100% of Catholic priests are male. But Leon Podles put it best: “The modern church is an army of women led by a few male generals.”

Men need the church but, more importantly, the church needs men. The presence of enthusiastic men is one of the surest predictors of church health, growth, giving, and expansion. Meanwhile, a man shortage is a sure sign of congregational paralysis and decline.

Church for Men is an organization dedicated to helping the local church reach more men and boys. At Church for Men, our focus is not male dominance, but male resurgence.

Why I Started Church for Men
I hated going to church.
And I was an elder.

My Story

The Feminized Church
Why do most churches appeal
more to women than to men?

Find Out

Why Men Hate Going to Church
To attract guys, stop
sending them the wrong signals.

Learn More

The Gender Gap and Your Church
It may be the key indicator
as to the future of your church.

Why?

Why Men Matter
Your church is good for men.
And men are good for your church.

Why?

Pastors (and Other Church Leaders)
Grow your church
by attracting and growing men.

How?