If you want your church to grow, men are more strategic. 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. Meanwhile a surplus of female participants is associated with church decline.
“Are you saying that men are more important than women? No, more strategic! Men, women and children are all of equal value!
If you want to change society, men are more strategic. Men are much more likely to commit crimes, die violently, be addicted and go to jail. If we want to help men avoid these pathologies, the two best ways are: 1) get them married; and 2) get them into church, according to a study from the Heritage Foundation. Changed men change society.
If you want to change families, men are more strategic. One study found that when Dad was devout his children were more likely to remain lifelong churchgoers. Fathers have more influence on their children’s faith walk than mothers do, according to a survey from LifeWay Research. And when men begin following Jesus, many domestic problems begin to disappear.
Looking for a Resolution for your church? Try this one: Reach more men. You don’t have to create new programs. Just take what you’re already doing and make it man-friendly. Examine everything your church does through the eyes of an irreligious man, and ask the question, “Would this draw him closer to Christ, or would it repel him?” Then have the courage to make the needed adjustments. Most of your parishioners won’t notice the adjustments – but they will notice when the church begins growing.
More Church for men
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Less than 40 percent of adults in most churches are men, and 20 to 25 percent of… married churchgoing women attend without their husbands. And why are the men who do go to church so bored? This book reveals why men are the world’s largest unreached people group. It explains the problem and offers …