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Educational Impact: How Fathers Make a Difference in Schools

Servant Leading in Your Child’s SchoolThree Benefits of Father Presence in Schools1. Mentorship and Support:2. Enrichment and Engagement:3. Community Building and Support:Ways for Fathers to Get Involved in the Child's SchoolWatch DOGS History:Watch DOGS Program...

Fathers: The Missing Pillars in Faith Communities – Why Your Presence Matters Now More Than Ever

Men are called to lead, not only at home but also in their faith community.  When your presence is felt because you participate in the activities of your congregation, it makes a significantly positive impact on your children, other children, and the entire...

Discover the Power of Fathers as Servant Leaders

Building Stronger Communities: It Begins at HomeDefining Servant LeadershipSeven characteristics of servant leadership:Called to Serve and Lead the FamilyTips for becoming a servant leader head of household include these core principles in action:Loving and Serving...

Working Your Plan to Becoming a Better Father

Building a Relationship Around Your Child’s InterestsDiscover Your Young Child’s InterestsObservation:Conversation and Engagement:Exploration and Experimentation:Remember:Common InterestsIt’s Okay to Share Your InterestsPlanning Daddy-Teen Daughter Bonding...
Setting Achievable Goals to Become a Better Dad

Setting Achievable Goals to Become a Better Dad

Three Reasons Resolutions Don’t Work for Most of Us#1 - Thinking Too Big.#2 - Motivation’s Fickle Flame#3 - We Underestimate the Power of HabitS.M.A.R.T. Goals Setting to Becoming a Better DadFatherhood Goals for Different Stages of Your Child's Development:Newborn to...

Father Videos

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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