01 December 2016
Who let the dads out?
A resource from Alliance members Bible Reading Fellowship is encouraging churches to reach out to fathers and father figures.
Who let the dads out? is designed to raise awareness of ministry to these men and their children.
BRF is working to see family relationships transformed by restoring relationships between fathers and children.
Mark Chester, founder of Who Let the Dads Out? said: "We know that fathers and father figures are incredibly important, but we also recognise that dads can be filled with doubts about their own abilities and often feel isolated.
"A Who Let the Dads Out? group at a local church is an environment in which dads and their children can feel welcomed and supported, can have fun together and can meet and compare notes with other dads.
"It's an ideal place for a dad to deepen his emotional connection with his children and develop confidence in his role as a parent."
While 52 per cent of children under four access some form of parent and toddler group through local churches, these groups are usually aimed at mothers.
BRF is already using Who Let the Dads Out? as a catalyst to reach fathers and their children.
Currently 230 groups are reaching more than 8,000 fathers and their children, creating space for fathers and father figures to develop relationships with their children, as well as providing opportunities to share the story of Jesus with them.
You can find out more about the resource on the BRF website.