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Dads Discussion Group Off to Strong Start

Dads Discussion Group Off to Strong Start

Steady attendance. Empowering curriculum. Enlightening conversation. Urban Light Ministries’ Dads Discussion Group is off to a strong start. A group of seven men have been meeting weekly this fall at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at COHatch The Marketplace in Springfield. The...

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Fatherhood Honor Goes National

Fatherhood Honor Goes National

Fatherhood honor goes national with new name for award Urban Light Ministries wants to shine a light on good dads everywhere. By Kermit RoweContributing Writer CLARK COUNTY  Urban Light Ministries is celebrating a decade of honoring local fathers and father...

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New Father Love Discussion Group

New Father Love Discussion Group

A NEW DADS DISCUSSION GROUP IS FORMING NOW When: Weekly on Tuesdays | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | August 3 through October 26, 2021 Where: COhatch Heritage Room, Downtown Springfield PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Facilitated conversation on fatherhood using the Bible-based book Father...

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The Value of Black Fathers

The Value of Black Fathers

Join us on June 12th at 10:00 am as we discuss with top panelists important misconceptions concerning black fathers. Click here to read more about the event and panelists. Click here to register for the event Correct the myth... Black Fatherhood is not dead. Let us...

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Articles and Blog Posts

Eight Ways Good Dads are Great for Kids and Communities

Eight Ways Good Dads are Great for Kids and Communities

When dads are present and actively engaged in raising their kids, their children, on average… Have better, healthier relationshipsMake wiser decisions about relationshipsLess inclined to have sexual relations too youngSeven times less likely to get pregnant as a...

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Dad As Order Keepers

Dad As Order Keepers

It is a not-often-enough-acknowledged fact that fathers play an important role in the healthy development of their children.  When fathers are present and engaged in the educational process, their children do better in school.  Not only that.  Mature,...

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Dads Discussion Group Off to Strong Start

Dads Discussion Group Off to Strong Start

Steady attendance. Empowering curriculum. Enlightening conversation. Urban Light Ministries’ Dads Discussion Group is off to a strong start. A group of seven men have been meeting weekly this fall at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at COHatch The Marketplace in Springfield. The...

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Bible Truths for Dads and Their Children

Bible Truths for Dads and Their Children

Proverbs 13:1 says, “A wise son heeds his father’s instructions,...” Fathers need the opportunity to search their own heart and soul to see if the instructions they are providing to their son(s) and or daughter(s) are in accordance with the will of God.  May God...

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Father Video Stories

The Impact God Had On Me as a Father

A father's heart is built on the foundation of a relationship with the Heavenly Father which makes for a strong family. This video reveals three father's stories on what the Heavenly Father has meant in their lives and roles as a father to...

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Curtis Story – What Father Love Did for Him

The Impact Father Love made on Curtis as a Dad Hi, my name is Curtis from New Hope Church. Taking a class presented by Eli Williams. I was in church and it was suggested by my Pastor to take a class called Father Love. It teaches you about...

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Craig’s Story – Putting God in His Life

Putting God First In My Life One of the things I always like to share is that you know I was introduced to Narcotics Anonymous in the 12-step program and that program introduced me to a sponsor. The sponsor introduced me to the 12 steps....

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