Five Rivers Church
Legacy: Father's Day
Today, Tracy will share how to embrace godly manhood and fatherhood.
Locations & Times
  • Five Rivers Church
    1450 E Dorothy Ln, Dayton, OH 45429, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
Today’s message is about A Father’s Legacy. It is about how fathers influence and impact culture and generations.
5 Facts About a Father’s Engagement

1. Father involvement is related to positive child health outcomes in infants, such as improved weight gain in preterm infants and improved breastfeeding rates.
2. Authoritative Fathering leads to better emotional, academic, social, and behavior outcomes for children.
3. Children who feel a closeness to their father are 2x more likely to find stable employment after high school; 75% less likely to a teen birth; 80% less likely to spend time in jail; and half as like to experience multiple depression symptoms.
4. Higher levels of father involvement are correlated with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children.
5. Children with actively involved fathers are 43% more likely to earn A’s in school and 33% less likely to repeat a grade than those with disengaged dads.

-- The Fatherhood Project
According to Psychology Today the results of father absence on children are nothing short of disastrous, along a number of dimensions. Here are just five of them.

1. Children have a diminished self-concept, and compromised physical and emotional security.
2. Children with absentee fathers have more difficulties with social adjustment and are more likely to report problems with friendships.
3. 71% of those who do not finish high school are fatherless.
4. 85% of incarcerated youth have an absent father.
5. Children without fathers are more likely to experience problems with sexual health and experience unhealthy sexual relationships.

Our mission here at Five Rivers is to Live, Love, and Lead like Jesus. We have a simple strategy to see a transformation in us to do so:

Change the way you think to how God thinks about manhood/fatherhood
(see Ephesians 5:21-6:4; 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1; 1 Corinthians 13:1-8)

Spend time in God's presence
Start a CHAT Group (2-3 people, have a conversation about what God is teaching you from His word)

Learn from Jesus how to act as a godly man

Share what God is teaching you with others