Men are abandoning the church in droves.
If you don’t believe me, just look around your sanctuary this coming Sunday and count the men. Then count the women. Unless your church bucks the trend, your church will have a strong majority of women.
There are numerous cultural and sociological reasons for this, none of which I intend to delve into (see this book for some help).
Instead, I want to talk about the cure.
In my opinion, if a church wants to get more men into church, we must begin with what we currently have: women.
Women are the key to the life, health, vibrancy, and future of the western church.
Women. Who have been sidelines, maligned, silenced, rebuked, broken, beaten, and told that their place is downstairs with the children.
Men have led the church away from men, so it is now time for women to lead the church–not further away from men, but toward men.
Here is a small example of what I mean:
This post is part of the March Synchroblog. Here is a list of other contributors:
- Michelle Morr Krabill – Why I Love Being a Woman
- Marta Layton – The War on Terror and the War on Women
- Ellen Haroutounian – March Synchroblog – All About Eve
- Carol Kuniholm – Rethinking Hupotasso
- Wendy McCaig – Fear Letting Junia Fly
- Tammy Carter – Pat Summit: Changing the Game & Changing the World
- Jeanette Altes – On Being Female
- Kathy Escobar – replacing the f-word with the d-word (no not those ones)
- Melody Hanson – Call Me Crazy, But I Talk To Jesus Too
- Glenn Hager – Walked Into A Bar
- Steve Hayes – St. Christina of Persi
- Leah Sophia – March Synchroblog-All About Eve
- Liz Dyer – The Problem Is Not That I See Sexism Everywhere…
- Sonja Andrews – International Women’s Day
- Sonnie Swenston-Forbes – The Women
- Christine Sine – It All Begins With Love
- K.W. Leslie – Undoing the Subordination of Women
- Carie Good – The Math of Mr. Cardinal
- Dan Brennan – Ten Women I Want To Honor