Helping church leaders give advice for dads is tough. We call this phase “setting sail” because you’ve moved passed the talking and planning phases and into implementing!  

In this post, we’ll talk about setting sail—everything from room setup, how to train leaders, and other vital details to get right. You got this. We’re right here with you.


Note: this series is for helping church leaders engage dads. We hope you’re already leading dads. But, if you aren’t yet leading dads—start today! Or, share this post with a church leader you know.

 

The four survival tips for helping church leaders engage dads are: 

#1 Preparing for the journey: getting the vision and the heart right.

#2 Before you embark (or prepare more!): where to start, what roles you’ll need, and some other details you need to know before actually starting.

#3 Setting sail: everything from room setup, how to train leaders, and other vital details to get right.

#4 Keeping the journey going: once you start, be ready to know when you’ll break, when you’ll return, and how you’ll keep the journey going.

Let’s talk about setting sail.

Discussion & dialogue vs. teaching & lecturing.

These meetings cannot become a lecture where you or the Facilitator talks or teaches while the “audience” listens to you. The goal is to get the dads and sons talking, and if you follow the prompts in the 1-on-1 Guides and the Faci