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

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[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: Can A Man Love God but Hate Going to Church?

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[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...]

Church for Men: The Flipped Church

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[display_podcast]In October 2013, the New York Times featured an article titled, “Turning Education Upside Down.” It’s about flipped schools, in which students watch lectures at home, and then do homework at school.Please take 5 minutes to read the article by clicking here.In flipped schools, students view lessons outside class on their computers, tablets or smartphones. Teachers produce their own videos, or assign web content such as TED talks, audio files, or other reading material … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Why Men Aren’t Stepping Up

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[display_podcast]I attend a lot of men’s conferences. And the constant theme of these events is a call on men to live sacrificial lives. To step up and serve…to be heroes…to lay down their lives for their families, for their communities and for their churches.You hear the same call issued from pulpits. Preachers ask, “Why don’t we have more courageous men?”The fact is modern society doesn’t need as many courageous men as it once did. And it no longer rewards men for acting like men. T … [Read more...]

Church for Men: Does A Lack Of Men Lead To Liberalism? (part 2)

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[display_podcast]Previously, I pointed out that as women have taken leadership positions in many of our mainline churches, men have silently removed themselves from the picture.  Interestingly enough, this has brought about a gradual move by many churches to liberalism – largely due to fundamental differences in the way men and women see the world.Men tend to prioritize rules first.Women tend to prioritize relationships first.We see these tendencies from the school playground to t … [Read more...]

Church for Men: Does A Lack Of Men Lead To Liberalism?

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[display_podcast] In the past five years, several mainline denominations have moved to the left – especially in regards to relationships, homosexuality and gender identity.  In 2009, the evangelical Lutheran church in America allowed same-sex marriages.  Last summer, The Presbyterian Church (USA) came within a handful of votes of soing the same, but backed away from the cliff at the last moment. Meanwhile, the Episcopalians went completely over the edge at their 2012 gathering. They authorized a … [Read more...]


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