Welcome to The Loop November 2017 – your inside track on what’s happening at Manhood Journey (MJ). November has been extra busy. December is coming. Let’s do this.
Here are the five (5) things you need to know about MJ right now:
- Two words: nonprofit ministry.
- You can be a more confident, godly dad—in January.
- Get ready: the new mother-daughter Bible study is coming.
- Top posts for November.
- Things you can pray for.
#1. Two words: nonprofit ministry.
Just a reminder: we’re a nonprofit ministry. What does this mean? #1 We’re not sitting on stacks of old, inherited money or new, startup money. So, #2 we need you’re help. When you give to MJ, you’re helping us take care of expenses so we can keep helping you and more dads like you—with helpful tips, events and resources.
We have two opportunities coming up in December. Working Upstream, our annual benefit dinner and the year-end campaign we’re aptly naming Father Funder. For both, we’re trying to raise funds for the ministry to cover 2018.
#1 Working Upstream: we have 200+ of you attending a special time of praise, learning all about the ministry and vision from founder Kent Evans and hearing a word from our keynote speaker, Pastor and Author, Kyle Idleman.
#2 Father Funder: we already have a few of you on board as givers, but we need more of you. We need more of you to commit to giving monthly—$5, $10 or even $20 given monthly goes a long way toward helping us thrive for 2018. Please consider how you can help and visit manhoodjourney.org/donate
#2. You can be a more confident, godly dad—in January.
We heard you. After our recent survey, the survey that became the State of Biblical Fatherhood? We listened and considered how we could best help you.
In January, we’ll have a brand-new resource for you, but only available for a limited time. It’s a new digital course we’ve been working on called The Connected Father. We’re pumped. We’ve been working hard on the content, the videos, podcasts and a ton of downloadable resources. We’ll tell you more in the coming days. For now, know we’ve been listening to you and working hard.
Here’s proof of Kent working. : )
#3. Get ready: the new mother-daughter Bible study is coming in January.
We’re almost ready to release the new mother-daughter Bible study we’ve been working on with Heart of Womanhood. We’re so close! Be on the lookout for the release of these helpful digital resources for moms and daughters in January.
#4. Top posts for November.
We published some pretty helpful blog posts this month, if you ask us. Judging by the traffic, we think you’re finding them helpful as well. Our top post for November has been 10 essential books for how to be a godly husband and father.
Close runners up?
- What is God’s will for my life? 8 ways to find it and teach it to your child.
- The 3 little foxes that chase every man
#5. Things you can pray for.
Join us in praying about the following:
- Pray for our dinner on December 5th and for our year-end giving. Pray we’ll add monthly donors.
- Release of The Connected Father in January. Pray we’ll strike the cord we think we will and help a bunch of dads be more confident and godly. Pray for our test group of dads as well. They’ll be going through the resources in the coming days.
- Heart of Womanhood: pray for a strong release and that we’ll connect with moms and daughters and help many families across the nation.
Ryan Sanders is the Director of Outreach at Manhood Journey. Ryan is married to Tonia and they have two daughters and one son. He lives in Reston, Virginia, serves as a regional leader at McLean Bible Church in Washington, DC and is a diehard Redskins fan. Learn about Ryan here and find him on Twitter @RyanSanders.