Celebrations are part of Father's Day, but we miss out on the opportunity to challenge dads, we miss out on an opportunity to give them the most valuable gift we can—the challenge to become a better man. To help you do that, below are some resources to help you do that.
Verses and sayings
You could use these on announcement slides or your bulletin. All of them present a challenge for men to be all they can be in Jesus.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3
"Train up a child in the way he should go – but be sure you go that way yourself."
Charles Spurgeon, 19th Century British Preacher and Theologian
"A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian … and most of all, his family ought to know."
Dwight L. Moody, 19th Century American Evangelist
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence Budington Kelland, U.S. Writer
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. I Cor. 9:24-27
Help to grow and conquer
All of us, men and women know we aren't all we want to be in our Christian lives. To help us along below are some bulletin inserts or flyers that link to a variety of resources to help men grow in their spiritual lives. These handouts might not be a cuddly, upbeat way to celebrate Father's Day, but they might have an eternal impact that is far more important on the men of your church and their families. Add additional resources, groups, pastoral helps your church might have in these areas also. You might also use the back of the flyer to promote your men's ministry.
To download the ZIP files that contain the MS Publisher and PDF files, plus the text of links for you to put on your website or other materials, click on the following link: Be a Better Man, Fathers Day Flyer
These are FREE for everyone. Please use and pass on.
Most of all PRAY God will use the resources here to grow godly men who will be a joy to their families, their church, and Jesus.