I do not speak of all men but in doing men's ministry for over 25 years, and hearing from pastors around the world, men have been practicing social distancing for years!
One of the greatest challenges for pastors and churches is how to get men involved. Our youth programs like Royal Rangers and others, suffer from a lack of men. Most pastors will tell you that their youth programs fail due to fact that there are not men to help, to share with the young boys about growing into a godly man. Many pastors don't even want to start men's ministry in their churches because they have done it before only to watch it fail.
In fact, most men try to go it alone. We don't like to admit that we need help in life or to sit with other men and share our struggles, our fears, our failures. We hold tight to our "macho" manhood and struggle along.
Maletime is about breaking that cycle, about reaching out to at least one other man to share our struggles with, and not just any man but a godly man!
A godly man is one who is not perfect but reads God's Word daily, mediates upon it and then tries his best to go and live that word in his daily world. He may not be succeed in doing it every moment but tries his best to bring God glory by the life we live.
I wonder how our churches would grow, how our youth programs would attract other young boys if we stopped social distancing in our lives.
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