We need to be a community of dads who help one another because there are a lot of needs out there. So if you are in need, pray for support and reach out to and get connected so you don’t need to go it alone! If you are strong and in a good place then reach out to and provide support to others by being the help they need! God never meant for us to go it alone and there are a lot of needs out there.
Community: They need us to become the workers:
Are you in a church? Consider how you could or can lead a small group of dads. Are you feeling good and strong then consider if there are opportunities to reach out to dads who are feeling down and out. For example, might prison ministry be something you would consider specifically for dads? Furthermore, might school sessions for young men be an opportunity to speak life into them and the reality of being a dad? Finally, might pulling together a group of dads be something God would have you do? Consider what and how God desires to use you to help the dads of this world!
Therefore, let’s be the dads who are willing to pick up the tools we have and step out into the harvest and get it done! Firstly, let’s be the dads who hear the calling of God and choose to pursue being a harvester for the Lord! Secondly, let’s be the dads who are willing to be the workers that are needed to do the good works God has planned and purposed for us to do! Finally, let’s be the community of men, Be The Dads, who God needs us to be for the sake of our wives, kids, and world!
So how can I support you better? Where do you see a need for a worker? How can we come together and build a community that will support one another and be the help dads need? How can we apply today’s verse of the day to help us be the dads our wives, kids, and world needs?
Applying Matthew 9:37 towards building a community of dads in order to provide them with help and support that will impact our wives, kids, and world for the glory of God:
- Identify the need: Recognize the numerous challenges and responsibilities that dads face today and the need for a supportive community to address those challenges effectively.
- Gather dads together: Organize regular meetings or events where dads can come together, share experiences, and build relationships. This could include workshops, seminars, or informal gatherings.
- Encourage participation: Create an inclusive environment where dads feel comfortable sharing their joys, concerns, and struggles. Foster open and honest communication by actively encouraging everyone to participate.
- Foster mentorship: Encourage experienced dads to mentor younger or less experienced fathers. This allows for the passing down of wisdom, guidance, and practical advice.
- Provide resources: Offer a curated collection of resources such as books, articles, podcasts, and videos that address various aspects of fatherhood. Make these resources easily accessible and share recommendations within the community.
- Create discussion groups: Form small groups or online forums where dads can engage in meaningful conversations, discuss relevant topics, and provide mutual support. This promotes learning and accountability.
- Organize family-oriented activities: Plan events that involve dads, their wives, and children. This could include picnics, outings, sports activities, or community service projects. These shared experiences strengthen family bonds.
- Encourage spiritual growth: Provide opportunities for dads to grow spiritually by organizing Bible studies, prayer meetings, or retreats focused on fatherhood and biblical principles. Support their personal relationship with God.
- Collaborate with churches and organizations: Partner with local churches, nonprofits, or other community organizations to access additional resources, expertise, and networks. This expands the reach and impact of the community.
- Promote outreach and service: Encourage dads to serve others in need, both within and outside the community. This could involve volunteering in local charities, mentoring other fathers in need, or engaging in acts of kindness that positively impact their surrounding communities.
Keep in mind that while these suggestions are rooted in biblical principles, you can apply them in a way that includes and respects diverse beliefs and backgrounds. The ultimate goal is to establish a community where dads actively support, learn from, and encourage one another as they strive to become loving husbands, involved fathers, and positive influences in the world.