Urgent Need: Men Who Disciple Men

Clearly the church is losing its appeal to the American male. As an institution it is increasingly viewed as irrelevant and out-of-touch with the concerns and needs of men. Consider the erosion of profession of faith by generations as reported by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:

• Builder generation - 65 percent profess faith in Christ
• Boomers - 35 percent profess faith in Christ
• Gen X - 15 percent profess faith in Christ
• Of the children alive today, a projected four percent will profess their faith in Christ.

 

 

David Murrow (Why Men Hate Going to Church) reports that men comprise less than 40 percent of the adults in church on any given Sunday. The Heritage Foundation Family Facts (www.familyfacts.org) reports that attendance at church among men is declining. This is a major contributor to the decay of the family and undermines biblical standards of future generations, poor job performance, and the deterioration of the health of individuals, our communities, and our nation. (Adapted from the National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM) 2012 Strategic Plan). C Kirk Hadaway reported in FACTs on Growth, that "... the congregation that is able to attract larger proportions of men ... is the exceptional congregation - and is more likely to grow."

 

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