Facing the Facts: Uncovering the Realities about Men, Faith, Fatherhood, and Leadership.

Men, the hour is upon us. It's time to awaken from our slumber and face the brutal reality.

The numbers below are not mere statistics; they're a vivid reflection of who we are. They unveil our triumphs and tragedies, strengths and weaknesses, victories and defeats. But don't be fooled; this isn't a call to despair but a rally to action.

A Father's Influence in Faith:

  • Mother's faith brings family to church 17% of the time. A father's faith? 93%. Rise, fathers!

Men & Friendship:

  • 95% of men lack male friends. Let's shatter loneliness!

Men in America:

  • 69 million men without faith in Christ. 90 million not discipled. Are you among the 6 million who are? Stand firm!

Church Attendance & The Gender Gap:

  • Men, we're outnumbered in church. Let's change that!

Men's Ministry & Pornography:

  • Less than 10% of churches have strong men’s ministry.
  • 70% of men sought out pornography. Let's confront our demons!

Incarceration & Divorce & Family:

  • 93% of prisoners are men, often fatherless.
  • Same divorce rate for Christians as non-Christians. Let's strengthen our homes!

Positive Impact:

  • 95% of men make life-changing decisions at a conference. Will you?

Negative Stats for Men in the Church:

  • 9 out of 10 risk having kids leave the church.
  • 4 out of 10 face divorce. Stand strong!

Marriage Shifts:

  • Only 32% see premarital sex as wrong compared to 68% in 1969. Let's rebuild our values!

These facts aren't just numbers; they're a battle cry, a plea for transformation. We are called to more than just being aware of these issues; we're called to rise above them, leading as Christ led. The battle is real, but with Jesus, we are more than conquerors.

Fathers, mentors, friends - let's be what our families, churches, and communities cry out for. We follow a Savior who doesn't waver; let's march forward in His strength. The road may be tough, but we've been equipped through Christ. Let's move together. Are you ready to rise?

Some Other Articles on Men In The Church:

Making Your Church, Manlier Won’t Make It Bigger, by Christianity Today.

Sex Ratios in the Pews: Is There Really a Deficit of Men in American Churches? by Institute for Family Studies

The Significance Of A Father's Influence, by Focus on the Family.

On Men In Church, by Harvard Divinity School.

On Getting & Keeping Masculine Men in Church, written by a woman at Patheos.

The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World, by Pew Research.

The End Of Men, by The Atlantic Monthly.

The Search for Manly Men of God, by Desiring God.

The State of Moms and Dads in America, by National Fatherhood Initiative.

The Feminization of the Church, by Biola University.

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4 thoughts on “Facts About Men And The Church

  1. Brian S says:

    Very powerful statistics! The statistic that I’ve heard before about divorce rates was shocking but I’m currently reading the book “The Toxic War On Masculinity” and those statistics are off because they are based off of anyone who says the are Christian. Christian’s that actually attend church on a regular basis are less likely to get a divorce, it’s this nominal Christian (in name only) that are more likely to get a divorce or be abusive. Even more than those who don’t believe in Christ.

  2. Marko says:

    Thank you Brother Vince. The stats you quote have become more concerning over the years as you point out. Ministries such as Promise Keepers, which began in a football stadium in Boulder, Colorado in 1993, has the goal of helping men keep their promises to their God, their families, and to themselves by following Jesus. It is not an easy path to follow Jesus every day and fight off the slings and arrows of the evil one. I think we all know that. But thanks to ministries such as our Brother Vince, Promise Keepers, local churches, and relationships with other men we can help each other stay on the right path and grow closer to God as we serve others. Thank you Vince for reminding me of those believing men in my life that I need to stay close to and not take those relationships for granted. May God bless each one of us in our faith journey today and every day to be godly men. I have decided to follow Jesus! Let’s all to that and lift each other and our families up as we march toward eternal life!

  3. Thom says:

    The statistics speak loudly. Some directly to me.I’m praying for the courage to stand and make a difference.

  4. Paul P says:

    Amen! The mantle of leadership is on us men.

    We influence no matter what…for good or for bad. I know that I am not the leader that I need to be, but God has me and is training me.

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