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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

Board Retreat Brings Time for Transition and Transformation

The Urban Light Ministries Board met in October for a time of reflection and confirmation.   The purpose was to review the strategic direction of the ministry and through prayerful discernment, outline the plans for the upcoming year. The challenge is to...

Building a Better World for Children – By Building Strong Fathers

Children and youth have been my passion since the beginning of my personal ministry in 1988. The labor of love on their behalf has been amazingly rewarding. I have the blessing of still being in a personal mentor/father-figure role with several of the males after all...

2023 Strategic Direction

Mission Leveraging Urban Light Ministries deep and rich history to effectively transition and expand the role in building stronger fathers for the benefit of their children, families, churches and communities.Guiding scripture - Malachi 4:6Turning the hearts of...

What the Bible Says About Fathers

Fatherhood was one of the first responsibilities God gave men. Fatherhood was one of the first jobs God gave men. Immediately after creating Adam and Eve, God commanded them to “be fruitful and multiply.” (Genesis 1:28) One of His primary purposes for marriage was...

Different Types of Fathers Bring Different Challenges

Building stronger fathers means meeting them where they are. There are many circumstances that create barriers to being a good father and understanding the different types of fathers helps build programs that meet their needs and help them be the best father based on...

The Cost to Society Due to Father Absence

The total expenditures added up to a startling $99.8 billion. In 2008 a study, the first of its kind, provided insight into the estimate cost to taxpayers due to father absence. It estimated the annual expenditures made by the U.S. federal government to support father...

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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