Want To Revitalize Your Small Church? Reach Men!
a three-part interview with David Murrow
The average U.S. church service draws an adult audience that is over 60% female. The predominance of women in American churches is not a new phenomenon, but research has shown that, the higher the percentage of females in a church’s membership, the faster that church is likely to decline in attendance. Growing churches tend to have a balanced male-female ratio. When a church attracts fathers, mothers and children follow. Part of the reason for the success of megachurches is that they excel at attracting men to church.
This series on reaching men is a three-part interview with David Murrow, an author and speaker who focuses on the gender gap in most of today’s Christian churches. Dave has written four books, including Why Men Hate Going to Church, which was published first in 2005 and then revised and republished in 2011. That book has sold over 125,000 copies and has been published in 10 languages. Dave has spoken on network news segments and at conferences and seminars all over the world. He lives just outside Anchorage, Alaska with his wife of over 30 years, Gina.
More on Reaching Men
City on a Hill short video series: 6 Tips for Men’s Small Groups
LifeWay Men blog post: 5 Mistakes Pastors Make in Reaching Men
How to Get Men to Join Small Groups: Read how a small church got a men’s small group going by meeting at Denny’s and then Starbucks instead of at the church building.