All fathers would be willing to die for their kids; this event will show them how to live for them. Men will gain the encouragement and practical insights they need to succeed as Christian fathers, grandfathers, and mentors.
Through guided discussion about their own experiences, an examination of biblical principles and examples, and practical teaching, men will leave equipped to father the hearts of their children and grandchildren, rather than fathering for performance.
Due to the target audience, Dads That Make a Difference is a great outreach opportunity. It is designed to appeal to newer Christians and those who don’t yet know Christ, as well as mature Christians. So encourage men to bring others with them from the community!
The event is divided into four teaching sessions, each one followed by discussion time in small groups. During the event, men will be given an opportunity to respond to the central gospel message, as well as join a six-week follow-up group with other men.
- What IS Fathering Anyway?
- Providing Protection
- Establishing Identity
- Building Confidence
Dads That Make a Difference includes:
- A detailed planning manual
- No Man Left Behind books to prepare your leadership team
- Full-color bulletin inserts, promotional cards, and posters (view bulletin)
- Session Outlines for attendees to use during event (view black and white excerpt)
- Workbooks for six-week follow-up groups (view excerpt)
- Choice of Man in the Mirror Faculty-Led format or “You-Teach-It” format
My favorite part was learning a model for parenting — the open system versus the closed system. I loved the strength of the content! – Pastor T. Delk, PA
I liked the sharing and insights among our table during discussion times. The material does a good job in leading questions. – W. Villaluna, CA
These were challenging and eye-opening questions and topics! Pray for God’s protection and guidance for me as I seek to be a better father. – A. Camilleri, CA
The topic of forgiveness was powerful — the active exercise in vocalizing prayer to forgive up and down my familial ladder, including myself. – R. Baker, GA
I loved learning what I should be as a grandfather and how important it is for my grandchildren to see my love for the Lord. – M. Rideout, TN
My favorite part was not only learning how to build confidence in our children, but building confidence in our roles as fathers. I’ve rededicated my life to Christ and joined a follow-up group. – W. Kendrick, NC