WORTH READING

Here are a few things you might find interesting to read …

  • No hymnals. No pews. No steeple. No stained glass windows. And no women. Here’s an interesting story about a church that reaches out to just men. Hmm.

  • My long time friend, Jeff Foster, is now blogging on a regular basis. Jeff is the minister in Cortez, Colorado and a long time summer camp friend from QMCC. His blog will bless you.

  • Frank Bellizzi has written a post about, Harlie Fewell, a man you had a great influence on my life. Harlie played a major roll in me becoming a minister. This world needs more “Harlie Fewells.”

  • Two good friends of mine, Brandon and Katie Price, are leaving this week to do mission work in the Ukraine. I love Brandon and Katie, they’ve always had such a heart for missions and lost people. Please say a little prayer for them this week when you think about it.

Have a great Sunday ~ Trey

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  1. Neva says:

    Trey,

    I was thinking about starting a church for old, fat, grandmothers, who are married to preachers and are preachers kids and drive Fords and have little dogs and who like Nicolas Cage and LOST, and live in the South, and have seen a grizzly bear and who . . . get a kick out of your blog.

    :)
    Peace
    neva

  2. MESSIANIC GENTILE says:

    My response…

    Just men… I do not believe in “cowboy church”, “biker church”, “trucker church,” or even the “church of Christ” for that matter. We need to all get together rather than in our own little groups. We are all one in CJ -Gal 3:28. These groupings make nice weekend getaways, but not churches.

    Cortez, Co… Cortez is my home town. I am typing this message to you from Cortez just now on my Mom’s computer. How curious that we have this connection… HUH?

    Frank B’s blog… I have started reading Frank in recent weeks. He is a good blogger. Much of his stuff is very interesting to me. I recommend him too.

    Ukrain… My college buddy at ACU was Ukranian. I did not learn Russian, but I learned a lot of things about Russians. It was interesting that we learned Greek together. Greek was my second language, but Oleg’s first language was Russian, of course. He also know french and german. But he learned Greek from an English speaking teacher with me. And that always boggled my mind! Great friend btw.

    Well, I know that practically none of my response was on target with your post, but I had a connection with some aspect of each bullet. So I figured I would chime in.

    Blessings to you from God’s Country.

    Jesus is Lord!!!!

  3. Steve Puckett says:

    I came to you through the Rev’s Ramblings. Good resources. Thanks.

    Peace.

  4. Bob Bliss says:

    Trey, this “men’s church” is in my neck of the woods – Daytona is only an hour away. Maybe I’ll check it out. Ministries like these (at least IMHO) have come out of the book Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow. I think it will be a fad that will fade out in a few years (these type of ministries but not the substance of the book). My take on the book isn’t that men need their own church (assembly) but rather a church needs to realize that there is a way to appeal to men that will bring them back. According to the book a good ratio of women to men is 55% (women) and 45% (men). Most of our congregations have that ratio. I was at Tabernacle when I read this book and that ratio held true for Tabernacle. Also what I found interesting about the book is that he suggested that you don’t have ministries that target men but that you have ministries where men could serve others. For instance, why not have a once-a-month Saturday car repair day for senior saints and single moms? Gather all the guys who like to work on cars and get them together. That’s the idea of the book – at least as I saw it. We attract men by giving them an opportunity to use their masculine abilities. We also attract men by appealing to their masculine trait of risk taking. Make Christianity a risk. I think you do this not by being transparent but through more subtle means. Anyway, that’s Bob’s two cents.

  5. TREY MORGAN says:

    Neva – :) made me smile.

    MG – You’re just unhappy because they won’t let you into “trucker church” because you don’t have a CDL. ha. Always like what you have to say.

    Steve – Welcome, glad you stopped by.

    Bob – Can you get me tickets to the Daytona 500 :) Seriously you are right about the book. I’m just amazed how people try anything. I’m with Brandon … I like the women. The singing is better and I wouldn’t have found my wife if she wouldn’t have been going to church with me.

    I do see a change in men from the “manly macho man” attitude to the “it’s cool to husband and a dad” man.

  6. Neva says:

    Hey in the man’s church, they dont need a preacher because they are men and none of them will ever admit to being “lost”
    :)

    and who cooks for fellowship dinner?

    peace
    n

  7. The Preacher's Household: says:

    James is thankful for women in church too – that is where we met.
    I appreciate the thought of using a man’s talent of being manly to put him to good use serving others.
    It not only keeps them out of the women’s hair so they can get all of the work done, but they could save us the trouble of getting our car into the shop. Cool idea.
    Dont sensor me, I’m just being honary.

    It is cool to see men stepping up as being Daddy and leader. I must say it is as sexy as dusting and doing the dishes.

    KaTHY

  8. Frank Bellizzi says:

    Trey and MG Convertible, thanks for the nice words. Hope I can sort of live up to expectations. Neva cracks me up too.

  9. Bob Bliss says:

    Trey, another good book to read is Men and Marriage by George Gilder. It shows how women help “civilize” men and get them to focus their aggression on worthy goals that benefit their families and society. I think it would be a helpful addition to these guys who think a “man’s only” church is the way to go.

  10. Di says:

    Hey Neva, did you know that men also hate the little paper clip dude on the computer. You should hear my husband and son – they had asking him? Different kind of directions but same response.

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