My son, Sebastian, is 8 years old. As his dad, I knew I would wield a powerful influence over the direction of his life and how he began his walk with Christ. I read the book called Raising a Modern-Day Knight by Robert Lewis and wanted to share what I learned with other fathers going through the same journey by facilitating another round of the six-week study that accompanies the book.
The study sessions get dads together to share their stories of fatherhood – their achievements as well as concerns – and grow together to make more purposeful and deliberate investments in the spiritual lives of their sons. The study focuses on four cornerstones of behavior, as outlined in the book:
- Reject Passivity.
Learn how to be proactive with your son to engage culture and society in godly ways.
- Accept Responsibility.
Show your son how to be accountable for his actions in life — the buck stops here.
- Lead Courageously.
Learn to be bold and courageous in your faith and pass that onto your son.
- Seek a Greater Reward.
Don’t shoot for just the fat paycheck, the fancy house and the nice car. Seek your greatest treasure in heaven.
As dads, we need not feel like lone rangers in our parenting, so we work on finding the common spirit that exists among us to inspire enthusiasm, devotion, and a strong regard for the honor of fatherhood.
The study is only the beginning though. In the near future, LJCC dads and ministry leaders plan to apply the principles and techniques from the book and study in creative, challenging, and meaningful ways. Stay tuned for more information on a Father/Son camping trip in August 2017.
As stated in Proverbs 17:6, “The glory of sons is their fathers.” Learn what it means to be a man and how to instill the most powerful qualities in your son.
Raising a Modern-Day Knight is for fathers of sons 6 years old and up. We meet for 6 Sundays (starting March 19) from 10:30 – 11:45 in Room 2 (not including Easter). You can purchase the book at the church or on Amazon.com.