One of the up-and-coming issues in the church is how to minister more effectively to men. With rare exceptions churches have seen a mass exodus of men over the past few decades, and a few ministries and authors are beginning to take a look at why.
I can’t speak from experience of course so I very much welcome the input of male readers. Where it comes to church, religion, Christian fellowship, etc., what feeds you? What’s a turnoff? What would you like to see more of, or less of? When have you heard the Gospel most clearly? How was it communicated?
This post is inspired in part by the desire to create the equivalent of a “women’s quiet day” for men. It obviously would not include touchy-feely discussion groups and tea sandwiches! But given a day apart, away from work, to spend with God… and given that the day would include some teaching and some time for prayer and worship… what else would be relaxing, fun, and a good way to spend some quality time with God and other Christian men?
It’s also inspired by a piece I found while Google-ing topics on men’s ministry. File this under Blogsurfing Finds. It’s a piece called Communion for Men. Check it out and let me know what you think.