Mentoring fathers for the Kingdom
A Pregnancy Center and Clinic is excited to announce our new “Adopt-A Dad” Program. Through this mentorship program, we will be reaching out to the partners and fathers, of the women and babies who have come into our center, for help and direction.
We believe that as King Solomon said; “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Prov. 27:17. That’s what we want for our new Dads, someone who will listen and understand. A godly man, who is compassionate, yet not perfect. Someone who will be a source of encouragement, while sharing their own struggles, of not always getting it right. The young people today call this, “being real.”
Here at APCC, our desire is to do more than save a child from an abortion. We would like to impact these young families for the kingdom of God. A soul hasn’t been truly saved until it’s been born-again. We know the statistics: “When a mother comes to Christ, her family will join her at church only 17% of the time; but when a father comes to Christ, his family joins him 93% of the time.” (Washington Area Coalition for Men’s Ministries, http://www.wacmm.org/Stats.html)
We want to take every opportunity to reach these dads and impact the entire family for Christ. You are the link, that will make the difference. Through our website, we will provide lessons for our dads and their mentors. These are called; “Fathering in 15,” fifteen lessons that take 15 minutes each to complete. These lessons are offered as a guide and conversation starter and a way to explore God’s plan for the role of a father in his family.
“Consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” James 5:20
Our goal is to connect you with dads from your local area, for both your convenience and theirs. This way they can get involved at your local church as well. Mentoring is best done face to face, at a local park, or burger joint. Are you willing to pick him up? Can you spring for lunch or a soda? These are the little things that will make this plan succeed. You don’t have to have all the answers, most people just want to know you’re listening and that someone actually cares.
Please check out our “Dad’s Zone” at www.apcclafayette.org/For-Fathers, where you will find the link to becoming a “Mentor Volunteer” and the answer to a young man’s prayers.
If you would like more information, please contact, Dad’s Coordinator, Billie Hall at email@example.com.