Ten takeaways from Reload ’15 conference
Reload is the world’s largest gathering of men’s ministry leaders. Here are ten cool things we learned at Reload.
Should women be church elders?
By focusing on whether women should preach we miss a much more important gender related question. Should churches ordain female elders?
Should men’s gatherings have singing?
In the past few years more and more men’s meetings have ditched the singing — in order to leave more time for small group discussion time. Is this a good thing?
Our new moral framework (part 3 of 3)
Every Christian institution maternalizes over time. This includes Christian Universities, charities, mission organizations and of course, churches.
Forgiveness for fools
What do we do with a man who claims to follow Jesus, falls into temptation, even positions himself to sin, but does not succeed?
Church growth: are men more important than women?
When it comes to growing a church, which gender counts more?
Why gay is suddenly OK
Why have most civilizations been hostile toward homosexuality? Why does the Bible call it “an abomination?” Why is the modern world suddenly accepting this long forbidden practice? And what impact will this have on the church and its men?
Black church triples in size by focusing on men
In the past five years the church has exploded. Instead of five reliable men, Kirkland now has about 50. Overall attendance has more than tripled – from a low of 50 to an average of 175 on a given weekend. Giving is up. Mission work is up. The church is growing so rapidly there are plans to expand the facility.
Why young Christian men choose radical Islam
There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody death cult? And why did these men abandon Christianity in the first place?
Use the 10-10 format to teach men
Whenever I speak to men’s retreats, I use a 10-10 format. I speak for about 10 minutes – then the men discuss questions for 10 minutes. The results have been astounding.