Ask Pastor John: How Does a ‘Man’s Man’ Sing to a ‘Beautiful’ Jesus?

Welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend to reflect on the Savior and his birth, and his sacrifice for us. Jesus is beautiful, and we talk about his beauty a lot as a way of fleshing out what it means to have faith and to treasure Christ for all that he is for us. But he is fundamentally beautiful — that’s common language for us. But that language leads to a problem, too, and to a question from a podcast listener named Adam. “Pastor John, How doe … [Read more...]

Bringing the Church Back to Men: A Roundtable Discussion with David Murrow

Dave Murrow, Joel Fieri and Jefferson Drexler discuss strategies American churches can use to effectively engage the men and boys of their congregations. … [Read more...]

Effectively Equipping Our Churches Webcast: Worship Leaders & Men’s Ministry with Joel Weldon & Dave Murrow

This video is about Equipping our Churches for the 21st century. Statistics show that America's mainline denominational Christian churches are on the decline. Is it too late to save them? If not, what can be done? Author and speaker Dave Murrow (Why Men Hate Going to Church) and worship leader / church consultant Joel Weldon (O2 Worship) discuss strategies churches can adopt to engage and grow their congregations. **This video has been edited for time constraints of our live webcast.  To see … [Read more...]

Church for Men 21: Paradise Outfitter

[display_podcast] From David Murrow, author of the bestselling book, Why Men Hate Going to Church.What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church? Brandon Smith started a church in Oak Grove, MO – 30 minutes east of downtown Kansas City. In the past five years, his church – Paradise Outfitter Ministries – has grown from 15 to more than 500 weekly attendees. They’ve had to expand to four weekly services in order to accommodate the crush of ne … [Read more...]

Church for Men 20: Church Growth – It’s All About the Pastor

[display_podcast]Common story: First Church gets a new minister – Pastor Joe. He’s not a very good communicator. People start leaving. Within two years attendance has dropped by half. Giving is down by a third. First Church descends into a malaise. Eventually Pastor Joe is fired and the search for his replacement begins.A year later First Church hires a new minister – Pastor Daniel. He’s a great communicator. The church immediately starts growing. Happy days are here again. People love Pa … [Read more...]

Church for Men 19: Can A Man Love God but Hate Going to Church?

[display_podcast]I’m noticing a growing trend – Christian men quietly admitting they do not like going to church.More than half of the committed Christian men I talk to, when asked, will tell me they do not like churchgoing.They come to me after I speak. They admit their dissatisfaction in hushed tones.They love God – but hate going to church.These are not malcontents who’d rather be golfing on Sunday. These are the good guys. Guys who’ve left much behind to follow Jesus. Guys … [Read more...]