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“Turning the hearts of fathers to their children and the childrens’ hearts to the Heavenly Father”

Addressing the issues of absent fathers and the negative effects on children without dads

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...

Fathers Day Prayers and Scripture

What Father's Day Prayers are the best for honoring your dad? “Dad, he dreams, he plans, he struggles, that we might have the best.  His sacrifice is quiet. His life is love expressed." The role of the dad is one of the most powerful influences on a child’s...

Panelist Announced for Upcoming Black Fathers Matter Event

A LIVE Stream panel discussion will be held on June 12 at 10:00 am. Event PartnerEvent Funded By Click Here to Register for the LIVE Stream on June 12 at 10:00 am Panel Moderator Eli Williams The panel moderated by Pastor Eli Williams, President of Urban Light...

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...

Restoring the Family to the Creator’s Design

In the beginning, the Creator designed the perfect plan for the establishment, nurturance, maintenance, and perpetuation of the human race.  The family.  Fathers and mothers raising children together in the same home, and in the worship and discipline of the...

The Impact God Had On Me as a Father

https://youtu.be/Z05oZ-SOJP4 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...

Latest Father 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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Fathering In a Pandemic Series

Fathering in a Pandemic – Why Dads Matter

The Bible is the greatest instructional guide for fathers. It clearly outlines why dads matter and how a father is to treat, instruct, guide, nurture and provide for his children. Throughout the Bible, you will find verse after verse that...

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A Successful Dad Starts at Home

From the moment you are born, you are learning social skills, a smile, a soft voice, a touch. These all contribute to your sense of being socially engaged with your surroundings. The Bible is our training manual for learning to become a...

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Creating Order In The Midst of Chaos

In the third video of the "Fathering in a Pandemic" series, Darryl Grayson provides a webinar reviewing the POPS 101 information concerning how fathers can be the best protectors, order keepers, providers, and stabilizers for their...

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Father as the Protector

The fourth video in the Fathering in a Pandemic series highlighting Urban Light Ministries POPS 101 course on how to become a better father. This session is hosted by Phil Sanders, the Sonshine Clubs youth ministry director of Urban Light...

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Father as Order Keeper and Provider

Phil Sanders continues with the series and identifies the importance fathers play in being an order keeper and provider for the family. Corinthians 14:40 says, “But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.”The foundation...

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Raising Teenagers

Mark Sturgeon, Board Member at Urban Light Ministries reveals his heartfelt learnings as a father of teenagers. Learn that you are not on this fatherhood journey alone. Our parenting roles change as our children grow older. However, one...

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The Father as the Stabilizer

This is the final video in the series "Fathering in the Pandemic". Learn why a father's presence and engagement in the life of his family is critical during these unprecedented times. The father's unconditional love and nurturing of his...

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