Welcome to the Fatherhood CoMission Blog

by Mitch Temple, Executive Director

According to a 2009 study by the National Center for Fathering titled “Fathering in America,” 7 out of 10 people surveyed agree that the physical absence of fathers from the home is the most significant family or social problem facing America, and only half give most fathers credit for knowing what is going on in their children’s lives. There’s a serious problem in our country around fathers not being active in the lives of their children.

To help address this, The Fatherhood CoMission was birthed.  The Fatherhood CoMission is a group of leaders coming together to champion fatherhood by inspiring other leaders and influencers to support fatherhood both inside and outside the Church through clear, compelling evidence of God’s design for dads as noble difference makers in their families and the world. Very simply put: we want to be a courageous advocate for fathers nationwide. We want to shout from the rooftops that dads are important and churches and communities need their complete support.

After the opening of the Sherwood Pictures film, Courageous, in September 2011, several national partners of the film collaborated with Focus on the Family on how to practically strengthen fathers to be the leaders God intended them to be. In a culture where families are falling apart because of absent fathers, each ministry was motivated to bring its resources and leadership together under one movement to equip fathers to lead.

By bringing together leaders from the nation’s top ministry organizations we wish to collaborate on the issue of fatherhood and in turn become a united champion of fatherhood to the church and beyond. Here’s the men I am privileged to work with to tackle this issue together.

We ask for your prayers and support. Go to our website, look around. Read the articles and watch the videos. Like us on FB and share. Tell your pastor and others leaders about what we are doing. Join us in doing what you can in your home town to encourage and empower dad’s to be the kind of dad’s God wants and every child needs.

4 thoughts on “Welcome to the Fatherhood CoMission Blog

  1. Saw the simulcast tonight. As a pastor I was very impressed not only with the information shared but also with the future direction. Men desperately need to break the bonds of lethargy and wake up. You hit all the right nerves tonight. Don’t let up…our prayers are with you.

  2. Thanks, Jim. That is a great encouragement, and one of the things we are excited about…coming alongside the church to help in anyway we can to help steer men back to the church and be catalysts for movements everywhere. Thank you for your words of encouragement and we will be praying for you and all pastors who are desiring to stir the hearts of their men!

  3. Whether you’re expecting your first child or your kids are grown and on their own, being a dad is a new experience. When my wife was pregnant, we decided to have a homebirth. We hired a doula and two midwives. I won’t tell you how much it cost. According to them and other experts, labor was going to last 10-12 hours. My son had other plans. My wife’s labor was so short that the only other person in the room when he was born was – guess who? – me. After nine months of preparing to support my wife in the birth of my first child, there I was, with no medical training, serving as midwife, doula, and doctor. I fought off the strong desire to run out of the room as fast as possible. When I caught Joaquin, I experienced pure exhilaration and love. ..`

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