Family Ministry Today

The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Six Practical Ways Churches Can Support Dads”

by Derek Brown – Apr 25

Writing at, Tim Beilharz offers a few ways that churches can encourage dads.

God specially calls fathers to be the head of their households and to raise their kids. Decades of social research has supported this biblical principle, showing that a child’s mental, physical and spiritual health are positively affected in direct correlation to their father’s purposeful engagement.

Therefore as churches, we will seek to affirm, encourage and equip fathers. We do not want to simply engage dads as men, in their own personal discipleship and walking in step with the Spirit; but also in their functional role as husbands and fathers. We want to do all that we can to equip and encourage dads to take their role as father with the gravity and focus that God calls them to have.

What are you doing to support the fathers—and fatherhood—in your church?

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Read the whole article here.