State of Men's Ministry in the Church
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, January 19 2004 10:27|
Candid Answers From Leaders Representing 25% of All U. S. Churches
Recently four denominational men’s ministry leaders gave me an update on the state of ministry to men in their denominations. Between them they represent 88,900 churches—25% of America’s 350,000 churches.
These four men are great leaders and I count it a privilege to call each of them my friend—Larry Malone (United Methodist), Doug Haugen (Lutheran ELCA), Chris Van Brocklin (Evangelical Free), and Sid Woodruff (Southern Baptist).
In their responses you will find passion, realism, success, and a sense that we have many miles still to go…
"How would you characterize the state of ministry to men in your denomination?"
"How many churches and men do you have, and how many of them are being reached effectively?"
"What does the future hold for men's discipleship in your denomination?"
"What's your biggest challenge in leading a denominational men's ministry?"
For the glory of Christ and no other reason,