Thursday, March 06, 2008

Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

Tim Bayly @ notes Pastoral Strategies to Bring Men Back to God's Household

1. The first initiative is personal; male pastors must make their personal identity appealing to men by emphasizing their own masculinity.

2. Some programs should be specifically aimed to appeal to men.

a. Men like to be away from women at times.

b. Men like to eat.

c. Men like to get physical.

d. Men want to be challenged.

3. Resist efforts to emasculate the Bible, the great traditional hymns of the faith, or the content of our sermons and teaching.

4. Make the men of the congregation a top priority in the work of discipleship.

Count the cost.

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