Just previewed a study you are going to want to know about. A Man and His Fatherhood is the final installment in a line of six men’s studies called 33 The Series, inspired by the Men’s Fraternity material created by Robert Lewis (I reviewed part 1 of the series right here).
Important Note: Right up front, I want to make sure you know that the six studies in this series can easily be used independently and in just about any order.
Like the other studies in this series, A Man and His Fatherhood can be used in several ways. Much like Men’s Fraternity, it can be used as a weekly on-campus large group study with discussion groups. It can also be used very effectively by men’s small groups that meet in homes, at work, or in a coffee shop.
“Being a dad is one of the most important and influential roles a man could ever play in his life. But being a good dad doesn’t always come naturally (from the cover).”
A Man and His Fatherhood covers six important topics:
- Five foundational truths of fatherhood
- How to be a grace-based dad
- How to instill true greatness in our kids
- A framework for fathering sons
- The connection between strong dads and strong daughters
- Parental decisions that launch healthy sons and daughters
DVD-driven, A Man and His Fatherhood is a six session study that features teaching by Bryan Carter (senior pastor of Concord Church), Tierce Green (lead house church pastor of The Church Project), and John Bryson (founding pastor of Fellowship Memphis). These three communicators are known for their ability to connect with men. In addition to series regulars Carter, Green and Bryson, this volume includes segments from fathering experts Dr. Tim Kimmel (author of Grace-Based Parenting and Raising Kids for True Greatness), Stephen James and David Thomas (authors of Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys), and Dr. Meg Meeker (author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know). The DVD segments average 30 to 35 minutes in length and include a variety of elements: teaching, man on the street interviews, and personal testimonies.
The Training Guide includes a note-taking section to be used while viewing the teaching segment, as well as a reflection and discussion guide that will direct the group experience. In addition, you’ll also find an engaging set of short between-session reading assignments on a series of topics that will capture and hold the attention of group members. Because of the way the questions are designed, no leader is required.
Far more than a study guide, the design of the Training Guide has a very engaging design. I’ve been impressed with the look and feel of every volume and this one is no exception. It has a very contemporary feel and will hold attention very well.
The Leader Kit comes with a second DVD that includes a promotional trailer, leader ideas, creative ideas for building a men’s large group study and much more.
If you’re looking for a new study that will help dads launch healthy sons and daughters into the world, you need to take a look at A Man and His Fatherhood. I like this study and I think you will too.