Does your church look like a beauty parlor?

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Ribbons. Flowers. Quilts. Lace. How has this become the default look for the local church? In what way does this dewy décor reflect our mission? And what does this motif communicate to men? [Read more...]

Are millennial men less manly?

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Men in their 20s don’t conform to strict gender roles the way their fathers and grandfathers did. In fact, many young guys are rejecting stereotypically manly behaviors – dismissing them as silly and sophomoric. [Read more...]

Sportsman’s Church hooks the camo crowd

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Imagine a church that meets outdoors. Rain or shine. Next to a fishing hole. Around a campfire. There’s no shortage of men in this church. In fact, guys come early to go fishing – and stay late to talk around the fire.
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Why 2/3 of men are unhappy in church

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Since the beginning, churches have consisted of three kinds of people. If we’re going to fulfill our mission we must balance their influence. [Read more...]

Why men aren’t buying the church’s core product (part 2)

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As a young man growing up in church, I can’t remember ever hearing a sermon about relationships – much less a series. Most pastors didn’t see relationships as a topic worthy of the pulpit. They do now.
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Why men aren’t buying the church’s core product (part 1)

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Church used to be the place that saved your soul. Today, it’s the place that saves your messed up marriage. [Read more...]

What men want from church in 2014

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But what if people dropping out of church simply because it no longer offers something unique and meaningful? What if men have realized they can get their spiritual inspiration, music and socializing by other means? [Read more...]


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