Saturday, August 13, 2005
What the Church Must Do
- Become a Risky, Gutsy Church
We need to gain back what made Jesus attractive to non-intellectual men like fishermen and greed driven men like tax collectors.
- Find more Male Teachers
Fathers need to be trained to lead their sons at church and at home. The father's need to show that he values his son(s). Young men need to grow in the world of men, not kept in the pre-adult state/world and treated less than men. They need to be inducted into the world of men and brought up as adult trainees. Much like synagogues of the Jewish world!
- Develop Ministries Oriented Toward Young Alpha Males
Better yet, kick the girls out.
- Pitch Toward Men
Men, today, are willing to barge into bar/nightclubs (without the bouncers) and even pay cover charges. What could possibly make church be so attractive? (My point is not to turn church into nightclubs or vice versa but how to present truth in ways attractive to men the way "sinners" were attracted to Jesus Christ.)
- Avoid Putting Women in Leadership over Men
What's worse than a nagging wife is a nagging mother. What man wants to be under such a scenario on a voluntary basis? (Getting paid, one can bear it. Paying such a person -- via offering -- that's got to be crazy for most men.)
- Develop Male-Oriented Youth Groups
I would argue that it is the fathers who need to be trained into leading their youths: males as man and females as ladies.
- Encourage Man-to-man Accountability
- Make your Men's Group Practical and Meaningful
Weekly would be ideal (much like Boy Scouts) but on a father-son basis, not bunch of teens with token leaders.
- Create a Rite of Passage