Kendrick: Churches should focus ministries on men

    January 28, 2019

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    Movie producer Stephen Kendrick speaks Jan. 28 at ECON 2019 held at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock. Photo by Sarah Davis

    LITTLE ROCK – Christian movie producer Stephen Kendrick spoke to ECON 2019 attendees at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock Jan. 28 about the need for churches to focus more ministries on men.

    Kendrick, known for movies such as Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants, spoke to ministry leaders about focusing their discipleship ministry on men.

    “In the movie world, movies will specifically market for 18 to 24-year-old men,” said Kendrick. “If they can hit that demographic, they get everyone. If they specifically aim a movie at men, they will get women, too.”

    Kendrick said that men are walking away from the church because pastors are targeting women.

    “Men are now searching for conquests and adventures like fishing or hunting or sports,” said Kendrick. “They want battles and explosions and good versus evil because they are bored with modern Christianity.”

    Kendrick gave ministry leaders 10 ways on how to reach men including praying for Godly men, challenging men to step up, proclaim God’s word unapologetically and setting up men’s discipleship that will equip them.

    “Churches that are making a big impact are those who are focusing their ministry on men,” said Kendrick.

    Contact Sarah Davis at sarah@arkansasbaptist.org.

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