Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Manhood Journey Father's Starter Kit from Manhood Journey and City on a Hill Studio ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

Trying to lead our children down the "right" road as they grow up can be a stressful task. We always want to do right by our kids and hope that we instill the best values and morals. The influence a father can have on his son can be instrumental in the choices he makes later on. My husband has been working on a great Bible study the last few weeks with our son Gavin called the Manhood Journey Father's Starter Kit from Manhood Journey and City on a Hill Studio.

What kind of bible study is this?

The Manhood Journey Father's Starter Kit is a non denominational Bible based study for fathers and sons, or any other male role models, to come together and learn important stepping stones to becoming men of God. It is recommended for boys ages 8 to 17.

Embarking is the first module, out of the 6, in the Manhood Journey series. The other modules will cover topics such as Manhood Myths, Working Well, Standing Strong, Leading Lessons, and Clean Hearts.

You will receive everything you need to get started right away. This can be used in a small group setting, or a one on one setting. Here's what all is included.

  • Group discussion guide ~ This is for you if you plan to lead a small group. 
  • 1 on 1 discussion guide ~ This is what my husband used with our son. It lays everything out for the mentor and is easy to understand.
  • DVD ~ This shows the introductory videos for each module, so that you can get a picture of the entire program. 
  • 10 maprochures ~ These are perfect to hand out if you're working this Bible study with a small group. 
  • You also get a free copy of Wise Guys written by Kent Evans. We haven't had the chance to read it yet, but we are definitely going to. This book is a guide to learning and benefitting from the wise men that are all around you.
How does it work and how did we use it?

Embarking is broken down into a 6 week program. Week 1 is preparing for the journey. Week 2 is setting out on the journey. Week 3 is relying on the compass. Week 4 is seeking guidance along the way. Week 5 is encountering others along the journey. Last but not least is week 6, we have embarked.

In week 1, they will discuss and memorize the five "Big Rocks." These will be used throughout the program every week. These include:

  1. Trusts God
  2. Knows His Word.
  3. Prays fervently
  4. Builds Relationships
  5. Serves others
Each session begins with a "Word to Dad", and this gives them encouragement and direction on the topic of the week. The lesson is then broken down into four parts including Building, Knowing, Serving, and Talking.

My husband A.J. and my son Gavin would have a special night that they would sit down, turn off all distractions around them, and work on their study. My husband would always prepare a little bit ahead of time, just so that it would run smoothly. I asked my husband what he thought about the program and he said, "I love how easy it is to prepare. I am sometimes not the best teacher, but it gave me everything I needed in order to successfully discuss these important topics with my son."

My thoughts ~

From listening in on their time together I would highly recommend this bible study. It felt really good to hear my husband being the spiritual leader of the family, and doing his part in teaching our son about becoming a man of God. In this day and age, we definitely need to arm our children with the Word of God, and I believe that the Manhood Journey Father's Starter Kit does a great job of this.

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