Ministry to Fathers Training Day (13 October 2018)

The Church of England (Birmingham), 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ

Who Let The Dads Out?

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Who Let The Dads Out? are pleased to offer this training day for church leaders, workers and volunteers (both men and women), interested in this developing area of ministry. The training gets to grips with why and how to engage with men wherever they are on their fatherhood journey.

This training day will explore some of the theology around the role of fathers and father figures, the need for intentional and specific ministry, the social and spiritual benefits and some practical approaches.

Birmingham diocese have partnered with us so that we can provide a training day that we hope will be particularly accessible for anybody located in the West Midlands.

When booking online please give the names of all attendees and details of any dietary requirements by adding an order note at the 'Order Confirmation' stage of the checkout process.

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Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided so please bring your own.

Timetable of the day

The timetable for the day will be broadly as follows

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

10.00 - 10.30 am Coffee and sign in
10.30 - 11.00 am My father, my son - A look at biblical examples of good and bad fathers and at God as father
11.00 - 11.10 am The Who Let The Dads Out? vision: a brief introduction
11.10 - 11.45 am Running a group for dads and children: an example
11.45 am - 12.00 pm Break
12.00 - 12.45 pm Fatherhood: exploring the role of fathers through history and assessing the social and spiritual significance of the father-child relationship
12.30 - 1.30 pm Break for lunch
1.30 - 2.15 pm Biblical fatherhood: The good, the bad and the perfect
2.15 - 2.45 pm Changing a nation? - Practical approaches to reaching out and working with fathers and children together
2.45 - 3.00 pm Break
3.00 - 3.30 pm Changing a nation? - Practical approaches to journeying and sharing faith with fathers
3.30 - 4.00 pm So what? - Reflections on what we've learnt and addressing any gaps/questions


The main speakers will be Mark Chester and/or Tony Sharp, usually complimented by a local practitioner of Ministry to Fathers.

Mark Chester is the founder of Who Let The Dads Out? He is a writer and speaker, with a ministry to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. He is married to Su and they have two children, Megan and Billy. They worship together at Hoole Baptist Church in Chester, where Who Let The Dads Out? began. Mark joined the BRF staff team in 2013 to support the growth of the movement.

Tony Sharp is BRF's National Coordinator for the Who Let The Dads Out? ministry and has worked for BRF since 2012. A mechanical engineer by training, he now writes and speaks regularly on the subject of ministry to fathers. Tony is married to Brenda and they have one daughter, Laura. Tony and Brenda also live in Chester and worship at Hoole Baptist Church where Tony runs the Who Let The Dads Out? group.


The Church of England (Birmingham), Floor 8, 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ

After booking

Once you have booked, you will receive a letter from the Events administrator to confirm your booking. If you have any questions, please contact our programmes team. You will receive directions to the venue and further information for the training day two weeks in advance of the day.

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Book details

  • ISBN: MF20181013
  • Published: 02 February 2018
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  • Format: Training Day
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