If you want men to come to church honor them and plan things that appeal to them.
Shouldn't the church honor God and Him alone? If men don't like it, they should man up and go anyway. If a man has real, theological issues with how a specific church service is run, they should look to change those specific issues or go elsewhere. Going to church for the shiny objects and loud sounds misses the whole point.
We honor God and His Son, Jesus. But we are also attempting to develop a community of Christians within the larger community and we have found that having social gatherings that appeal to men is effective.
I spent most of my life in feminized denominations and the difference is stark. My church has an active role for men, which is Biblical, but also runs programs that will appeal to them as guys. One can go only so long on potluck dinners, you know.
posted on 08/15/2008 1:50:01 PM PDT
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