David Murrow’s message is simple and his goal is admirable: men are bored to tears with typical church services and programs, and something needs to change. David’s suggestions tend to address the symptoms rather than the root cause.
Murrow asked readers to report about their current experiences in worship services, and it got me commenting:
“I challenge any pastors reading to try this: results-driven praise. Identify a concrete, metrics-based goal that the people in your church can get behind and get excited about. Then, make this commitment: our praise band will not play another note until we reach our goal. On the Sunday when you finally celebrate reaching your goal, watch the men sing, celebrate, and praise God like they celebrate when their favorite team wins.”
Making church programs more appealing to men won’t solve the root cause. Men need to engage in obedience to Jesus.