Church for Men 12: Paradise Outfitter

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[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...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: Is There More to Thanksgiving than Turkey?

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[display_podcast] From Jana Elizabeth Doughty: When I hear the word “Thanksgiving,” of course I think of turkey and mashed potatoes.  Maybe a little Black Friday shopping.  Maybe some pilgrims and some corn.  It’s easy to associate the holiday with football games and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  I even think of the National Dog Show sponsored by Purina that my family inevitably watches as we leave the TV on after the parade and begin to cook. When I think of thanksgiving in the Bible, my S … [Read more...]

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 11: Glen Dry of Sportsman’s Church

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[display_podcast]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.Sound like a little bit of heaven? It’s called The Sportsman’s Church, and it meets every Sunday night in Victoria, Texas, 125 miles southwest of Houston.Bring your bible – and your fishing pole.The founder of Sportsman’s church is Glen Dry. He was w … [Read more...]

Church for Men 10: Rick Caldwell (Men’s Fraternity & Authentic Manhood) Interview

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[display_podcast]Have you heard of Men’s Fraternity? It’s the world’s most popular men’s discipleship curriculum. Thousands of churches around the globe have used this much-loved video series to challenge their men.Men’s Fraternity began in the early 1990s. Pastor Robert Lewis of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock saw his men returning from Promise Keepers rallies excited about their faith. But there were few resources to disciple them.So one Sunday Lewis announced that he was goi … [Read more...]


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