THE NEEDS OF BOYS
Boys have some very urgent and obvious needs as they grow toward manhood. These needs can be met by Christian men in the home and in the church. God’s objective for every boy is expressed in Ephesians 4:13:
“…become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
What do boys need so that they may achieve this objective?
- Boys need the Lord
- Boys need the Word
- Boys need the Church
- Boys need Men
All boys have a need for men in their lives who:
- Accept them for who they are and speak words of affirmation to them.
- will help point the way for them to manhood
- will listen to what they have on their heart
For boys without dads in the home, these needs are often more acute!
The statistics are staggering regarding the number of boys who are living without a biological dad in their home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in three children in America live in biological father-absent homes. If you include boys with dads with addictions, mental illness or dads who are not living lives worthy of emulation, more than half the boys you know are desperately in need of men like you to mentor them.
Absentee Father Households
Boys who need a Mentor!
This is why MENTORING OUT OF THE BOX provides a wonderful opportunity to bless those families where a dad isn’t present.
Today’s boys need you.
MENTORING OUT OF THE BOX at it’s core is meant to help men lead, equip, and disciple today’s boys to be able to be stronger, more capable, and more equipped as they begin their own life journey.
Look back at your own life. There were times when another man made an investment into you, helping to walk with you through life’s ups and downs. He imparted knowledge and wisdom that made you stronger, better able to weather life’s storms and to be more capable of living life more fully.
Now it’s your time to pay it forward. Whether it’s your own son, your neighbor’s boys, or the boys of your church or community, they are all in need of what you have to offer. As God’s word commands us as men,
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” — Deut. 6:4-7
Just think about how a small investment of your knowledge, skills, experience, and wisdom could impact even one boy. More than that, imagine how much impact your leadership and your demonstration of godly love will have on a boy in need.