Men's Breakfast tomorrow - “let iron sharpen iron”
Sat 30 November, 2019
Freedom Centre, Bath Street, St Helier
Hi guys breakfast is on tomorrow - Please sign up below if you haven’t already done so.
“Churches from Moscow to Melbourne to Minneapolis are asking: Where are the men?
Women comprise more than 60% of the adults in the typical worship service in America. Some overseas congregations report ten women for every man in attendance. Volunteer ranks are heavily female.
No other religion suffers the enormous gender gaps that plague Christianity.
It’s not just attendance where men trail women. Men are less likely to lead, volunteer, and give in the church. They pray less, share their faith less, and read the Bible less.
The men who do go to church seem passive and bored. It’s often impossible to get churchgoing men to do anything other than attend services.
The church’s gender gap is often invisible because the top tier of church leadership is still heavily male. Over 90% of Protestant pastors and 100% of Catholic priests are male. But Leon Podles put it best: “The modern church is an army of women led by a few male generals.”
Men need the church but, more importantly, the church needs men. The presence of enthusiastic men is one of the surest predictors of church health, growth, giving, and expansion. Meanwhile, a man shortage is a sure sign of congregational paralysis and decline.”
Join us for great food and friendship at our Men's Breakfast. Time out with the guys, spurring one another on as we live out our faith in everyday life.
Breakfast starts at 8:45am at Freedom Centre, finishing at 11:00. Please sign up on churchsuite and bring £3 for breakfast.