A New Name - Weekly Briefing
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, November 03 2003 10:02|
Today we inaugurate the Weekly Briefing, replacing Just a Thought. Why are we doing this?
The “Presenting” Problem
The “Systemic” Problem
About 42,000,000 of America’s 108,000,000 men 15 years of age and older profess to be Christians. 42,000,000 professing Christian men should have changed the world. Why not? Regrettably, only 6,000,000 men—one in seven “professors”—are involved in ongoing discipleship or spiritual formation. The rest were “recruited” but never “trained.”
Some statistics don’t lie. These statistics give clear evidence that there is a battle for men’s souls raging all around us, it is systemic, and we have taken heavy casualties.
For Such a Time as This
We want to equip, encourage, and challenge you as a leader in this Battle for Men’s Souls. That’s what the Weekly Briefing is all about.
I often dream about how Luther’s Reformation resulted in 50% of Europe’s churches becoming Protestant in just 40 years. Now that’s systemic change! What would happen to America if 50% of our churches “reformed” themselves to disciple men? I pray we will live to see the answer.
Together, this is a battle we can win. We cannot, we must not and, by God’s grace, we will not fail.
For the glory of Christ and no other reason,
PS: For more, download or stream a 35 minute message, An Update in the Battle for Men’s Souls: The Urgent Necessity of Reaching Men in either audio or video format.