2. The Vocation of Fatherhood
October 29, 2021 Series: Men's Ministry: Keeping the Fortress and Taking the Frontier
The Rev. Dr. Cary Larson
Men's Ministry: Keeping the Fortress and Taking the Frontier.
Assistant Presiding Pastor of The AALC
The Vocation of Fatherhood
It seems like stating the obvious but the church needs men but men need the church. Studies have presented persuasive evidence that drawing men to church also helps to shape their children's lives, thus providing the means for the church to continue into the following generations.
In 1996 Robert and Deborah Bruce published a book titled, “Becoming Spiritual Soulmates with Your Child.” According to the Bruces, if both parents attend worship, the odds are very likely that their children will grow up as devout Christians. However, their evidence shows that fathers who practice the Christian faith, including worship, have the most significant and undisputed downstream impact on keeping their children engaged in the faith and in the church.