Faith+Values: Outdoors ministry literally makes fishers of men
Trainer said his ministry, International Fishing Ministries, grew out of his passion for fishing, his frustration with traditional worship and statistics suggesting most church pews are populated by women.
"Church is set up like a country club for women. For me, after five minutes of a sermon, I'm off in my mind fishing on some stream somewhere. Other men are thinking about the hockey game."
David Murrow, author of "Why Men Hate Going to Church," says studies show the average U.S. congregation is 61 percent female. Murrow says many men see church-going as soft, uncomfortable, "womanly" behavior.
Well, I've never viewed attending church as 'womanly' behavior; but, I can see their point, to a point. The thing I always disliked about church was when the praise leader sang a song that not even Beverly Sills could hit with her voice. I love a good sermon, and I've been blessed in having had some very gifted teachers as pastors over the years.
This does open up some other possibilities. Anybody want to bankroll me to buy a golf course. Fishing wouldn't build Godly character anything like the way golfing would.