Preparation Of Men For Leading Fathering Ministry Through Leadership Seminars
Leaders - men are being trained on the recommendation of the pastor of the church. ICF provides training for leadership at three levels:
- Regional Coordinator (RC) - responsible for developing the ministry in the region by geography or regional church association structure.
- Master Trainer (MT) - conducts workshops for couples or men in the church, as well as training for facilitators of small groups.
- Small Group Facilitator (SGF) - Lead and provide study and communication in small groups by “Fatherhood Foundation” curriculum.
Parenting Seminars and Training of Fathers and Couples
Conducting seminars for couples or men. The purpose of the seminar presenting the biblical teaching on responsible fatherhood, help couples to join the parenting team and inspire men to improve their fathering through study in small groups.
Fatherhood Foundation Training
Training men in small groups for 10 weeks with a workbook and “Fatherhood Foundation” curriculum. Men are studying the biblical view of the role of the father, share their experiences, and support each other in prayer.
Great Adventure Program
Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and fishing trips for men (workshop participants) with their children to help develop practical fathering skills and build a close relationship between father and child from heart to heart. Also in these campaigns men have the opportunity to share the gospel through personal relationships.
Led by Sasha Marchenko, ICF is doing a great work connecting men’s hearts to their children and to their Heavenly Father. Sasha’s passion for God and his heart for the fathers, families and children of Ukraine have fueled a 15 year effort that continues to bear fruit in a society that desperately needs strong families to survive in challenging times.
Having worked closely with “Sasha” for 8 years in Ukraine and the US, I have witnessed the efforts of ICF not only changing men and their families but literally impacting the nation of Ukraine and the Slavic people. I am impressed and convinced that he is God’s man for the this ministry.
I had problems with my wife and kids many times. That disappointed me as a Christian. I have made decision to change my attitude. I will play with my kids, see cartoons, read books, and have meals together.
The leadership seminar I attended was very important for me, because I had a possibility to look at my family life from another perspective. I learned new ways of solving problems in family life. I will work on my relationship with kids to make it better.
It was most exciting and practical leadership seminar for men what I have. Team of ICF was very organized and prepared. Participants had answers to their questions even more what they expect.