Men and Ministry
There are no shortages of theories and speculation as to why there is a disparity of male participation in Christian congregations’ worship life. As a result of various historical, ecclesiastical, and cultural factors, the Christian church has experienced long periods of absences or even decline in boys’ and men’s participation in the Divine Service relative to their female counterparts, including the present. This loss of males in worship attendance presents the church with an existential problem that must be effectively recognized, analyzed, and addressed if these boys and men are to be adequately nurtured, prepared, and strengthened in their spiritual battle as sons of God. Nothing less than their eternal salvation is at stake.
KEEPING THE FORT: THE RECLAMATION OF BOYS AND MEN IN THE CHURCH
A Doctor of Ministry Dissertation - Institute of Lutheran Theology 2020
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