The evangelical men’s ministry Promise Keepers may be faltering in the U.S. but it appears to be just picking up steam in Latin America.
Religion Today.com reports that “through small groups, pastors’ conferences, and PK’s hallmark stadium events, the vision of inspiring men to live Christian lives is spreading. Men’s ministries are growing in at least 10 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean…” PK’s claim that men are uninvolved in church and family life is especially being stressed in Latin America, where about 80 percent of church members are women.
The growing numbers of unwed mothers and divorce are also a target for the international men’s ministry. Promise Keeper’s “straightforward, man-to-man approach appeals to the machismo of Latino men,” says Israel Vega, the ministry’s Latin America director.