Saw this article linked on Facebook. Since the Salvation Army is a cousin group, I found it interesting.
I recently spoke at the Salvation Army Southern Territory Men’s Conference in Atlanta. Many officers told me that their weekend services suffer from enormous gender gaps – two or three women for every man in most cases. At least three officers claimed a 10-to-1 gender ratio in their Sunday worship services. I was dumbfounded.Army Corps worship services suffer the same feminizing as other small churches: poor quality music, too much sentimentality, lengthy personal testimonies, handholding and hugging, etc. The quality of preaching can be inconsistent, since officers may not have received extensive training in Biblical exegesis and public speaking