The Loop is your inside track on what's happening at Manhood Journey (MJ). In this post, we loop back through 2017, glance into 2018 and then finish strong with how you can come alongside us now and in the days ahead.
Let's rock and roll.
Manhood Journey's mission is to help fathers build the next generation of godly men. We do this through a number of resources.
2017 by the numbers
This year has been a busy and awesome year of growth in many ways.
Web Visitors: 51,383 (134,273 pageviews in 2017 compared to 39,268 in 2016)
Blog Subscribers: 7,655
eBook Downloads: 4,762
Hosted Events: 4
- Event attendees: 532
- Study downloads: 260
Highlights from 2017
Aside from the numbers, Manhood Journey is grateful to have been featured on several major outlets and partnered with some amazing organizations. Allow us to name a few:
- FamilyLife Today
- Dr. James Dobson FamilyTalk show
- Michael DelGiorno Show
- Katy Texas Father's Day Weekend at Current Church
- CBN interview
- Partnership with The Old Schoolhouse for a course just for dads (login required)
- Partnership with Trail Life USA remains strong.
What's coming in 2018?
New Digital Course
In just a few days, we'll have a brand-new resource for you. It'll only be available for a limited time—so pay close attention. It's a new digital course we've been working on called The Connected Father. We can't wait to release it to you. You'll hear more next week.
Mark your calendars for Project: MANHOOD again on May 18, 2018. We'll host dads and sons for another 24-hour camping retreat. We're pumped for this. We had such a blast last year with this event, we had to do it again in 2018! Stay tuned for registration details. Keep your eyes peeled as we have additional live events in the works. They're so secret we can't mention them yet. : )
Mother-Daugther Study Tools
We're almost ready to release the new mother-daughter Bible study we've been working on with Heart of Womanhood. We're so close! Be on the lookout for the release of these helpful digital resources for moms and daughters in January. It's not too late to help fund the launch here.
How can you help Manhood Journey?
We get it. When we say, "We're helping fathers build the next generation of godly men," it's tough to argue that this isn't needed. What's also tough sometimes, is knowing how you can help fulfill this mission.
We have some ideas—three ideas to be clear:
Pray for Kent and myself. Pray for our board, our growth and development committee and ministry partners. Pray we stay on mission and do the essential—not the busy unessential.
Do you know any pastors, men's ministry leaders, churches, organizations or dads who would be helped by connecting with Manhood Journey? If so, hook them up with us! If a dad needs our resources, share the link to the free eBook or the free sample of our Embarking 1 on 1 Guide. Have your pastor email me. Email me and copy your pastor or men's minister! You get the idea. But know, we're always on the lookout for additional partners.
Please pray and connect us with others. And while you're at it, consider helping us financially. Monthly would be nice. But we'll take one-time gifts as well. All tax deductible, of course. We do what we can.
Again, thank you for all of your support of this father-son ministry. We look back at 2017 with fond and grateful memories. We look forward to 2018 with hope and anticipation that we can do some big things in helping more fathers build the next generation of godly men. Let's go.