Every year Father's Day is a hard time in the US for the around 10 million single moms, the around 7 million grandparents raising their grandchildren, and the around 30 million fatherless children and teens. How will you or your church encourage them?
On June 10th, 2018 you and your church are invited to participate with us in our 2nd Annual God is my Dad Sunday. Every year through Life Factors Fatherless Ministries we encourage churches to remember the fatherless around Father's Day because it is such a hard day for them.
Through this event remember the #fatherless the Sunday before. This will keep Father's Day sacred for the good dad's out there and it will prepare and encourage the fatherless for one of the toughest days that they will face throughout the year. If you cannot do something for them on June 10th then plan to do something around Father's Day and let them know that you are planning something!
So what does it require from you? It is really up to you but here are 7 ideas/suggestions:
1.) Spend time with them. Have a dinner for the fatherless in your church or take them out to eat. Make it special.
2.) Let them know that you care and that you are there for them.
3.) Give them a gift - some Christian music, a devotional, a Bible, some God is my Dad gear, etc. Check GodismyDad.com for some great resources!
4.) Refer them to God is my Dad - Tell them about our mobile app and website - we have some awesome content and will have way more to come! Help them get plugged into this resource!
5.) Begin mentoring them - What a great time to begin mentoring a fatherless individual in your circle of influence, they need you!
6.) Encourage their mom's or guardians and fulfill whatever needs you can!
7.) Be creative - do what you are able, just do something for the fatherless!
*Please consider sharing with us what your plans are or what you did! We would love to hear about it!