No More Excuses: Creating a Culture in the Church That Reaches African-American Men

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In this thought-provoking book, Michael A. Stevens examines the cause of absence for African-American males in the houses of worship and the solutions to this growing epidemic. After reading this message, you will understand why most men avoid church, learn what can be done to engage and retain a healthy balanced gender congregation, and recognize the spiritual impact when men are connected to their local church. As a leading expert in African-American church growth, Stevens dispels the misconceptions and offers...
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Overview


In this thought-provoking book, Michael A. Stevens examines the cause of absence for African-American males in the houses of worship and the solutions to this growing epidemic. After reading this message, you will understand why most men avoid church, learn what can be done to engage and retain a healthy balanced gender congregation, and recognize the spiritual impact when men are connected to their local church. As a leading expert in African-American church growth, Stevens dispels the misconceptions and offers a blueprint for the future of one of the church's most endangered species.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599793917
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Pages: 114
  • Sales rank: 985,514
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Stevens Sr. is committed to the discovery and development of personal purpose and positioning for the lives of men. He is the founder of University City Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and serves as a superintendent in the Church of God in Christ. Pastor Stevens received a bachelor of science degree in political studies from North Carolina A & T State University. He hosts a national weekly talk radio show, The Michael A. Stevens Show. Pastor Stevens has lectured coast-to-coast and abroad in such countries as South Africa, Peru, Bermuda, Kenya, Belize, and Israel. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Sharon, and they are blessed with three wonderful children.

Pastor Stevens was named one of “30 Emerging Voices Under the Age of Forty” by Charisma magazine and has written some articles for them since.
 

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Table of Contents


Preface xi Foreword xiii Introduction 1
1 From Invincible to Invisible: The Journey of Today's Black Man 5
2 In the Beginning: God's Plan for Adam and What Went Wrong 14
3 Fatherless Fathers: The Wounded Generation 24
4 Finding the Father: Healing a Generation 35
5 Why We Still Need the Church: Challenges and Hope in Today's Black Church 46
6 Turning the Tide: No More Excuses 58
7 Winning the Hearts of Men: Creating a Culture in the Church That Reaches Black Men 69
8 Renewing the Covenant: A Commitment to Reach Our Communities 83 Parting Thoughts 97 Appendix Questionnaire Responses From Three African-American Pastors 99 About the Author 107 Notes 111
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