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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow Review

This is what I learned from Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow. The church system is designed to reach a certain type person, mostly women. Men really don't hate God, Christ, the Bible or Christianity, they don't like the system, which they feel unneeded. Men are looking for adventure, risk, independence and if they can't find it in the church, they will look else where. They also think that church and Sunday School is feminine. "Men want the church to be loving, non-judgemental, freedom to do what you want, caring for the poor, and compassionate. Yet the churches that specialize in these things are practically deprived of men."

Men begin to withdraw from church life during the 13th century. "While upper class males were rejecting Christianity for reasons of intellect, working men were forced out of the church by economic pressures, They started to work on Sunday." Some men feel church are for sissies. It became unmanly for men to mention their faith around other men. A lot of men today feel church is for women, weirdoes and wimps. "Lift up Christ as He is and He will draw all men." John 12:32. 

A generation ago, youth leaders were almost all male, but in the past decade a number of churches began hiring female youth leaders. Men change when they minister to others. If you give men big projects that capture their imaginations, they will thrive. Although relationships scare men to death, they are his deepest need and church fellowship completes that need. A church is for EVERYONE and employing church growth strategies can't hurt.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Update!

The 2010-2011 Memory Verse Challenge is now over. The verses are being tallied up to see which team was able to memorize the most verses. The winning team will be announced soon and will not have to bring a dish to the celebration pot-luck lunch.

The Annual Church Picnic will be September 25th, and we will also be doing the car rally at that time. If you would like to participate, the sign up sheet is at the back of the church on the bulletin board or talk with Joy! We now have enough drivers, we need more participants!

The new Sunday School year starts Sunday September 4th, if you received a certificate saying you graduated from a class, you can then join the next level of Sunday School. You will also have new teachers for this term! Open Sunday School will be the second Sunday of September.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May's Memory Verse!

Here is May's memory verse ! Once you've gotten it memorized, your team captain would love to hear it, and if you are not sure who your captain is, see Brigitte or Joy and they'll let you know !

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Daae Family are Back !

The wonderful Daae family are coming back to Grace Community Bible Church, on Friday April 15th. Come join us at 7:30 for a great evening of country, bluegrass, and southern gospel. If you'd like to lean a bit more about the Daae family, please visit their website and come meet them Friday Night.

Easteriffic is Aproching !