Two of the toughest ‘hoods to live in these days are manhood and fatherhood. We are sick and tired of the world trying to destroy Biblical manhood and fatherhood. The consequences for our children are devastating. Kids who do not have an involved father or mentor in their life:
are twice as likely to end their marriage in divorce;
are twice as likely to become dependent on government welfare;
have higher rates of behavioral disorders, chemical dependency and being incarcerated.
These facts confirm the final words of the Old Testament in the book of Malachi where God’s Word says, “Unless the hearts of fathers are turned to their children and the hearts of the children are turned to their fathers, the land will be struck with a curse.” (Malachi 4:6) In many ways, we are experiencing the curse in our community. Our land does not have to be cursed. It’s time to do something about it. Why not us? Why not now?
The Ladder is firing up a men’s ministry called HERO: Manhood God’s Way. The world’s way of doing manhood stinks. When a man does manhood God’s way, he becomes a HERO. He is a HERO husband, father, grandfather and citizen. We want to create a HERO culture in our community by kicking off a series of events that will intentionally connect men of all ages for journeying together in the ways of manhood God’s way. We will build a community of men, husbands and fathers who pass on the HERO culture to succeeding generations.
The kickoff event will be on Saturday, October 8 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. It is called, “Gentlemen….Start Your Engines!” It will be a day of fun, eating, and listening to each other. The Saturday event will be followed by a series of eight Tuesday evening men’s meetings called “Pit Stops.” The goal of all of this is to connect HERO men with other men and youth in a relationship that goes beyond our scheduled events, which will lead to mentoring men into a lifestyle of manhood God’s way.
First and foremost, we would very much appreciate your prayer for this bold and necessary endeavor. Your financial and volunteer support will also be appreciated. To sign up for the event, click the button below. For more information, please email Troy.