Three Little Ways to Welcome Men at Church

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With men, the little things matter more than you think. [Read more...]

The flipped church

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Flipping changes teachers from lecturers into coaches. It turns classroom time from talking to mentoring. The teacher is no longer the “sage on the stage,” but rather the “guide on the side.” What if we did the same thing in our churches?
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I’m coming to Australia – book me!

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I’ll be traveling to Australia March 10-26, 2014 and I’m looking for opportunities to speak to churches, men’s groups and pastors’ conferences while I’m there. [Read more...]

Maybe the Church Needs Fewer Seats…

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Airlines got rid of empty seats – and got healthy. One wonders if God isn’t doing the same thing with the church. [Read more...]

Teaching Boys Courage

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Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face uncertainty, difficulty, intimidation, danger, or pain with or without fear. In fact, true courage may be doing something we fear despite our fear. Courage is also generally considered interchangeable with bravery, which is the ability to stand up for what is [Read More...]

12 Keys to a Guy-Grabbing Christmas Eve Service

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When it comes to reaching men, Christmas Eve services are the Super Bowl of the church calendar. Congregations have an opportunity to impact these men if they plan their services accordingly. [Read more...]

Gospel or gimmick?

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There’s something in our hearts that causes us to suspect anything in church that delights the eye or makes us chuckle. A voice in our heads whispers, “It must be of the Devil.”
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Venus and Mars go to church

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There’s a widespread perception that Christ’s values closely resemble women’s values. Men’s values seem foreign in church – misguided, unspiritual and unchristlike. [Read more...]

Why College Men Need Church

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  Fact: If you’re a guy in high school and attend church right now, chances are that in a year or two, you won’t. For some reason, church and youth group connects with high school-aged guys, but college guys drop out. The statistics are against you. Studies show that while as many as 80 percent [Read More...]

How to wreck a pastor

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Because of these frequent beat downs, some pastors develop a foxhole mentality. They avoid their people. They spend a lot of time in their study. They pack their schedules. They steer clear of their men. [Read more...]