“Band of Brothers”: The Very Young, Very Male Face of Boston’s Church Planting Movement

emily njAuthor: Emily Nielsen Jones (Member, Women Moving Millions)
Originally posted on July 20, 2016 on Missio Alliance

 
Did you know that since the year 2000, over one hundred church plants have been started in Boston, by over ten networks, most of which recruit young men from other states? Whereas the leadership table for women in evangelical churches here in Boston had been slowly expanding, these church planting initiatives being imported from other states have sadly shifted the tide.

The majority of these church plants are part of a growing “men’s movement” which defines spiritual leadership as exclusively male and sees the discipleship of men as the center of its church growth strategy.

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