What Difference Does Church Size Make in Discipling Men? Part 3
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, October 22 2006 19:00|
In the last two Weekly Briefings, I raised the issue of discipling men in smaller churches and attempted to put the issue in perspective. Last week I invited comments and received a flood of email with theories, problems, questions, and stories about what's working. Thank all of you so much.
On reflection, I thought it might be helpful to publish three excerpts that may help smaller church leaders increase their effectiveness in men's discipleship:
1. A Small Texas Church Finds an Advantage in Reaching Across the Generations
2. South African Church Sees an Advantage to Being Smaller When It Comes to Effectively Caring About Men
3. A Pastor Finds Laymen Must Champion Men's Discipleship Ministry With Minimal Support
To summarize: In smaller churches, it may be beneficial for a laymen to champion men's discipleship through caring small groups that reach across all generations.
His and yours,
Pat Morley, Ph.D.
Of the 113,00,000 men 15 and older, 10,600,000 were 15 - 19 years of age, and 10,800,000 were 20 - 24 years of age. The number of men 20 - 21 years of age were estimated from Census Bureau totals. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/06s0011.xls , retrieved September 29, 2006.