Have you missed “The Loop” over the last few months? We decided to give ministry updates quarterly instead of monthly. So, let’s get to it, because we have October, November, and December to catch you up on all things being a better dad! 

 


 

As you review the final ministry updates for 2019, pray for these amazing opportunities. These are unique areas for you to help support the ministry.

Launched! Father On Purpose, an online community for dads [Video].

You are not a dad by accident. So, go be a father on purpose! In case you missed it, we launch this online community just for dads. We all know a godly dad can impact his family for generations. But, let’s face it, being a dad is tough. We hear from dads all of the time. They feel unsure, discouraged, or at a loss for how to succeed as a father.

The solution is found in community. When you’re connected to like-minded men, you have others to challenge, coach, and encourage you. It gives you the clarity and strength to pour Christ into your kids.

When you become a member of Father On Purpose, you receive weekly videos, biblically challenging us toward godly fatherhood. We are given practical applications of each video that we can instantly implement with our family. Watch the trailer and share it.

Want to be a part? There’s no better time to join our community, or gift it to a dad you love, than at the beginning of a brand new year.

Father on Purpose comes packed full of resources for equipping and encouraging dads. It includes:

  • Weekly biblical coaching videos focusing on a specific area of fatherhood.
  • “Missions” that give you the opportunity to put what you just learned from the video into practice
  • Exclusive interviews with national experts on Christian fatherhood
  • Downloadable resources
  • Online groups and conversations
  • And much more
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Kent speaks at annual Fatherhood CoMission event.

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Fatherhood CoMission is an annual event for leaders in fatherhood ministry to connect, pray, and be encouraged as folks who do the encouraging all year!

Here’s a snapshot of some of the speakers at this years’ event:
  • Prayer: a call to pray daily for repentance and revival in men and fatherhood.
  • Steve Arterburn spoke on life-change as a journey. That there are no quick fixes. That the most important characteristic for change is WILLINGNESS to surrender, confess, own it, ask forgiveness, and forgive.
  • Stephen Kendrick unpacked the biblical source and motive of everything good as fatherhood.
  • Our very own Kent Evans talked about how men can’t be an “un-something”. They need models and mentors to become good men and good dads when their dad was not. Guys were challenged to turn off the “dad is a delegator” mindset and turn on the “dad is the #1 discipler” mindset. Kent revealed MJ’s 10 greatest fatherhood challenges infographic where dads told us they needed help with time pressures, communicating, and feeling stuck and insecure over their example—to name a few. Kent encouraged leaders of dads to make Jesus the here, not dad.
  • Jon Erwin shared his heart for telling true stories that point culture to God…and screened I STILL BELIEVE (the Melissa and Jeremy Camp story)
  • Dr. Ken Canfield discussed how a whole culture is grieving trauma and loss. He pointed out that Satan attacks in grief. Know his deceiving, destructive, isolating, shaming language. He encouraged us to serve dads and granddads.

 


Working Upstream ministry dinner

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Thank you to all who joined us at our annual dinner on Southern Seminary’s campus in October. If you’re weren’t able to attend, know this was a special night. It was a great chance to connect with other ministry-minded friends in the Louisville area. We talked about new resources to help church leaders engage dads. We showed those attending Father on Purpose as well.

And, you got to hear a word from Pastor Brian Croft, who is a legend in pastoral ministry. He’s a pastor, author, and founder of Practical Shepherding. We’re grateful for Pastor Croft taking his time to invest in dads as well as all who helped us with this event! Thank God for your investment in dads!


 

In case you missed it! Recap of top 9 posts for 2019.

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If you’ve followed us for long, you know we talk about how to be a better father and husband every week. Did you miss any of our top posts? Find out when you check out this years’ most viewed posts.

 


 

Thank you for following our ministry updates in The Loop for 2019. Because of you, we’re able to serve dads in all of the ways you see in this post—from helpful tools, Bible studies, events and partnerships—maybe you noticed a way you can help us make more disciple-making dads?

 


How can you be a better dad in 2020?

Here are three ways we can help you be a better dad in 2020:

1. Get help. Snag an eBook you can download immediately for how to be a good dad by overcoming your most-pressing struggles.
2. Grow deeper. The Connected Father digital course will help you lead your family without regret.
3. Gain community. Join our Father on Purpose digital community right now for access to tips, tools, resources to help you continually learn how to be a godly husband and father.