I came across another "Get the men back in church" article.
I wonder, is that a problem you've faced? Have you taken deliberate steps to solve it?
Check out Tim Bayly on Pastoral Strategies to Bring Men Back to God's Household.
I tend to do instinctively act on some of these things, but others have convinced me I could be more intentional in training up men who will impact their families.
Sadly, it's been my experience that women tend to be more spiritually astute, but teaching them is less likely to reach their husbands than vice versa.
Some selections from the article to motivate thinking and further discussion ...
"The absence of men during deer season may be troubling, but it's usually just one Sunday out of the year. Far worse is the chronic absence of men from many of our churches."
1. The first initiative is personal; male pastors must make their personal identity appealing to men by emphasizing their own masculinity.
"Pastors often seem "sissified" to the average guy; we tend to be more verbally oriented than the average man, we work at a desk with books and paper, we have soft hands."
2. Some programs should be specifically aimed to appeal to men.
a. Men like to be away from women at times.
b. Men like to eat.
c. Men like to get physical.
d. Men want to be challenged.
3. Resist efforts to emasculate the Bible, the great traditional hymns of the faith, or the content of our sermons and teaching. 4. Make the men of the congregation a top priority in the work of discipleship.