Boiling it downA wise man recently asked me, “What are the core principles of Church for Men? He challenged me to define my organization and its goals in as few words as possible.

This has been one of the most difficult — and helpful exercises I’ve ever undertaken.

I’ve spent a couple of months boiling the mission of Church for Men down to its core. I’ve come up with these seven principles:

  • If you focus on men, your church will grow. If you personally disciple men, your church will explode.
  • You don’t need to start a men’s ministry program. Instead, take what you’re already doing and make it man friendly.
  • Men don’t hate God or Christ – they hate churchgoing. A surprising number of faithful Christian men are not all that excited about attending worship services.
  • We’re not calling men back to the church – instead, we’re calling the church back to men
  • Men will take their place in church when they feel needed and affirmed there.
  • Both masculine and feminine expression has a place in the church, but an excess of either will lead to dysfunction.
  • The religion that wins men, wins.

So what do you think? Do these cover it? Is there anything I missed? Anything I should add or subtract? Please add your comments below.