THE FATHERLESS

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.3 million children (1 in 4) live without a biological, step, or adoptive father in the home. This number is three times higher than the rest of the world.

Those without a father are 4x more likely to end up poor, 7x more likely to become pregnant as a teen, and 2x more likely to be obese. In fact, even when controlling for race, income, education, and residence, those without a father in the home are twice as likely to end up incarcerated.

No wonder God is a Father to the fatherless and a defender of orphans!  His heart breaks for them. God calls us — his people — to share his heart for them and come to their rescue.

Our people advocate for the fatherless in many different ways. One that you can easily step into is our after-school tutoring program. We meet every Tuesday at the Maple Leaf Apartments in Brick. It’s an awesome way to care for the students in practical ways and show them Christ’s love!

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TUTORING PROGRAM

Impact the life of a young person!

EDUCATE aND INSPIRE

  • Foster and adopt a child

Pastor Chris and Dr. Tom Sargent interview Andre Flax.

They discuss — Why fatherlessness is a justice issue, what a young man seeks when his father is absent, and contributing factors for the high rate of fatherlessness in the black community.

Pastor Chris and Dr. Tom Sargent interview Juan Mendez, Director of Men’s Addiction & Recovery at Keswick Rehabilitation Center in Whiting, NJ.

They discuss — How the lack of a father correlates to substance abuse, the void fatherlessness leaves in a man’s soul, and how the church should be focusing on small steps instead of grand gestures.

Pastor Chris and Dr. Tom Sargent interview Jim Kelly, a local police officer.

They discuss — Much-needed law enforcement reforms, how the church can better serve minority communities (where the fatherless rate is higher), and how the church has protected men who are guilty of sexual abuse.

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