We’ve observed it in our churches- in the available volunteer pool, in quality leadership, in the demographics of those connecting with small groups and ministry, even in worship style. It is the feminization of the local church. And, on its wake is riding decline, irrelevance, distrust, and hypocrisy. I am certainly not saying that every problem in the church can be traced to a lack of masculinity. However, God’s Word is clear that with maleness comes major accountability and responsibility. Therefore as leaders in our families, groups, and churches, we must take ownership in discipling men to be men- warriors who are wild and dangerous- a reflection of the God-man. How do we do it? Through building intentional relationships with men and settling for nothing less than healthy real redemptive community. Simple right?
I’d love to hear back some proven, practical ideas for reaching and discipling men.