Lack of Men in Church. Why?
I've been in church all my life and the one thing that has puzzled me the most is the lack of men in church. It does not matter whether it is Baptist, AME, COGIC, CME, or Non-denominational, it is still the same, a shortage of men in the church.
Women have always been the anchor of the church. Women have carried the torch for as long as I can remember. My mother was an anchor in the church we grew up in. My grandfather was the pastor and it seemed my mother did it all. She was an usher, sang in the choir, helped with communion, just to name a few of the many hats she wore. I praise God for strong women in the church.
However, it is time for a change. It is time for men to take their rightful place as leaders in the church. Then I ask, why is there a shortage of men joining the church? Why aren't more men dedicating there lives to Jesus Christ? Why aren't there more men helping to advance the kingdom?
I feel many men have a discernment for pastors. They can discern whether or not the pastor is genuine. Men are more likely to take their time studying the pastors behavior patterns before committing to a local church. Women will hear God speak and oftentime move immediately. Men oftentimes struggle with authority and submitting to other men, especially pastors in authority. Men want to know whether or not a pastor is real and sincere before they serve in ministry.
Even though God has blessed Voices of Faith with numerous men in the church, the global church still suffers due to a lack of men.
Please share your opinion concerning this global issue in the church.