Should Men’s Gatherings Have Singing?

22 Oct

ManSingMen’s ministry and singing: for decades the two were inseparable.

Men’s meetings traditionally followed the contours of a worship service. There was a greeting. An invocation. A period of singing. A monologue talk from the group leader. Then a closing prayer and dismissal.

But in the past few years more and more men’s meetings have ditched the group singing — in order to leave more time for small group discussion time.

I think that’s a good thing.  

Here is the full article on Patheos by David Murrow is the author of the bestselling book, Why Men Hate Going to Church.  You can read more by David on his website –

In the article, the author states that he believes it is more important in men’s ministry to skip the singing and focus on the talk and relationships.  I don’t believe there is a right or wrong answer to the question.  I believe that several questions should be answered:  Who attends this gathering?  What is the purpose of this gathering?  Are we able to facilitate singing in a way that would fulfill our purpose?  What do those regularly attending desire?

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