Does this matter?
It matters for a number of reasons, not least that many men become an unreached people group. Many wives are unable to share their faith with their partners and many children grow up associating church primarily with women. The statistics are even more bleak than this. Murrow shows that an increasingly female church is also a declining church. He writes: ‘Once a church’s adult attendance is 70% female, you can write its obituary’. When a church becomes oriented towards women, even many women find it unattractive. A church that is reaching men will reach women too. There are some very obvious reasons for that!