Why Do Men Hate Going To Church?
Are you ready for Father’s Day? You have until Sunday, June 17th to find
the perfect the ideal some kind of gift for the guy who already has everything. What’s it gonna be this year? Socks? Necktie?
I have a suggestion: How about you bring them to Ignition Church?
Just like we had you covered for Mothers Day with flowers, photos, and fancy coffee, we got you covered for Dad’s day, too.
We are doing our very own Donut Bar!
That’s right. We will glaze a Krispy Kreme cake donut right in front of you and your dad and then he gets to choose his toppings! And before you ask, yes, there will be bacon. I told you we had you covered, right? Dad’s love donuts (and bacon), and we love dads (and donuts, and bacon).
So… why are we doing this?
First, we want to honor and celebrate the dads in our lives. Second, we want our church to grow – specifically with fathers. This is the most important demographic to reach. Why?
If you had an absent, or abusive father, then you know.
The health (spiritual, emotional, mental) of the father is the greatest determining factor for the health and happiness of a family. As goes the father, so goes the family. As goes the family so goes the nation. As goes the nation so goes the world.
You want to change the world (which is the calling of the church, after all)? Then you must reach the fathers.
Most churches are setup to be comfortable for women. Dress-up. Sing touchy-feely, Jesus-is-my-boyfriend songs. Hold hands. Listen to a get-cleaned-up, wash-the-dirt-off-your-hands, and get-in-touch-with-your-emotions sermon. This is why so many men hate going to church.
And losing men is costing us. It’s costing our families, our nation, and our world. We must reach men.
We didn’t start Ignition to hold nice services. We play our music loud and declare the Message even louder. We are bought into the mission to which our King has called us. We have a Kingdom to establish. We have an enemy. We are in a fight for the hearts and souls of men, women, and children. And no one needs to sit on the sidelines. We all have a role to play – a calling uniquely given to us by our King. We’re not worried about getting cleaned up and presentable. And we’re not gonna quit just because we’ve been wounded. Our King is with us, healing us, and empowering us. And He promises us victory through the battle.
This is what your dad is looking for. Connecting him to this mission is the greatest gift you could give him.
See you and your dad at Ignition Church on June 17th. Because every dad-warrior needs a mission (and a donut, and some bacon).