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 has 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.
Our next HERO event is February 18! Space is limited. Register today!