A church in Texas is shaped for “guys.” I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but the colors and appearance and events, guy things like hunting and fishing and golf, are emphasized. The church is called 121 Community Church, and it’s Grapevine Texas. “No pastels. No flowers. No sweet music. No sit-with-your-hands-folded mood. Women are welcome, but the tone is intentionally “guy church” for a reason, says Ross Sawyers, founder and pastor of 121.”
What do you think? Have churches become too effeminate, as a guy like Murrow thinks? Is this just another ploy to reach an unreached group? Is emphasizing one group, even if clearly not to the exclusion of others, a betrayal of the gospel? [Behave.]
Added: I’ve asked this before, and I can’t recall that I was satisfied, and I’ll ask it both in the question box and in the post:
What evidence is there that there is a substantive decline in male attendance or participation in churches?
Oh, and I forgot: How would John Frye do at this church?
David Fitch has weighed in here.