What about men’s ministry in the PCA? We have been asked that question many times. Before responding, a bit of history would be in order. When the PCA formed in December of 1973, the organizing committee was aware of the background from which our original churches were coming.
These six habits are no litmus test that you can use to judge a man’s walk with Christ. That would be extremely dangerous. These habits create no special merit with Christ. They do nothing to improve a man’s record with Jesus. They are, however, indicators or “clues” of a deeper commitment to live by faith and make a difference in the world.
By Pete Alwinson. “Men: You can’t live with them and you can’t shoot them.” This bumper sticker glared back at me, as I pulled up to a stop light in Orlando one day. “Now that’s one ticked off lady” was my first thought. My second thought was: “I wonder what her story is. What did she experience from men? Neglect? Abuse? Anger? Who hurt her? Dad, brother, neighbor boy, boyfriend, husband, grandfather?” Could have been one or two, or all.
This truly is an encyclopedia of practical ideas for women’s ministry leaders. Contributors to this book were from Vineyard churches, a Christian church, an Evangelical Free church, and a Lutheran church.
Don’t do something different just to be different. But don’t be afraid to try something if you believe it will better utilize your resources to achieve your purpose.
Many of the great hymns have a rich background. I have always tried, where possible, to let people know something of the background of either the hymn or the writer, or both. We are admonished to sing with understanding.