ChurchETHOS

Where Are All The Men?

Posted in church planting, discipleship by Nathan Creitz on May 1, 2007

I was watching a Mark Driscoll video today on the calling to be a church planter. He said the mission of the church planter should be to find the men…an idea that I agree with, although I’m not always sure about how to do that. He mentioned that “the least likely person to go to church in the United States of America is a young man in his twenties.” That’s especially difficult for our church since we focus on university students in Boston, one of the least churched cities in America. The challenge we have of finding, equipping and discipling men in the university setting in Boston is tremendous. However, it must be our mission. I love the way Driscoll puts it:

“They are banging their girlfriend, they are blowing all their money…staying up all night playing world of warcraft, finding free porn on the internet and trying to figure out how to get a bigger subwoofer into their retarded car. Those are the guys who must first be gathered, they must have a swift boot in the rear, they need to be told that Jesus Christ is not a gay hippie in a dress and that they are dealing with the King of kings and Lord of lords.

You can watch Driscoll’s video here.

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  1. TJ said, on May 2, 2007 at 9.17 am

    This is the conference we were at! I could not believe what I was hearing as the video was being criticized. I actually enjoyed it and found it very encouraging. It would have been nice to have a copy. It’s amazing that politics can even find a way into the lives of us who are church planters.

  2. Anonymous said, on May 2, 2007 at 9.41 pm

    I like hippies

  3. Dean said, on May 15, 2007 at 3.13 pm

    OH YEAH, this reminds me, the reason I found your blog was because I was thinking about trying to check out some emerging church groups if I can find them. (Your blog came up when I searched boston, emerging church)

    Obviously…I was easily distracted by all the fun controversial subjects you mentioned…

    Do you know if there’s a resource for tracking down some kind of EC group in my area? I kind of like the home-church thing, or maybe smallish church bodies (nontraditional, etc).


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