At dawn, he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.
(John 8:2, 20)
Jesus habitually attended the House of God. On the Sabbath (Sunday worship since the resurrection), you would find Jesus in God’s House. As men, God has given to you the spiritual leadership role in your home. That means you set the example by being in church on Sunday. You don’t send your wife and children; you bring your wife and children to church with you as you faithfully attend. When it comes to men and church, the statistics are alarming. Listen to a few of those stats:
Quick Facts on the Gender Gap
You’re not just imagining it. American Christianity is short on men. Here are the facts:
- The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories.
- On any given Sunday there are 13 million more adult women than men in America’s churches.
- This Sunday almost 25 percent of married, churchgoing women will worship without their husbands.
- More than 90 percent of American men believe in God, and five out of six call themselves Christians. But only one out of six attend church on a given Sunday. The average man accepts the reality of Jesus Christ but fails to see any value in going to church.
- Fewer than 10% of U.S. churches are able to establish or maintain a vibrant men’s ministry.
Helps to get in church on Sunday:
- Make a commitment to a local church. Join the church.
- Pray daily for your church and leadership (pastor, staff, deacons, leaders).
- Support your church financially through tithes and offerings.
- Get involved in a men’s ministry. If no men’s ministry, ask your pastor about starting a Wingman Nation chapter.
- Make attending church your practice and missing church a rare occurrence. Don’t assume that watching online has all the benefits of being live and in person at church on Sunday.
The man who does not in some way, active or not, connect himself with some, active, working church misses many opportunities for helping his neighbors, and therefore, incidentally, for helping himself. – Teddy Roosevelt