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Church for the Fatherless
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Fatherlessness has reached epidemic levels. Forty percent of children in the U.S. will go to bed tonight in a home without a father. Studies show that people without fathers are at much higher risk for low educational performance, drug abuse, crime and poverty. Fatherlessness is rampant in our churches as well. When planting his church, our guest Mark Strong realized that fifteen of twenty core leaders, whether they were in their twenties or sixties, white or black, had grown up without an active father figure in their lives. And he determined to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. The church is uniquely positioned to minister to the fatherless, both within its own community and in society at large. Strong shows how we can make our churches places of refuge for our nation's fatherless
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Motivation with a Purpose: Dr. Mark Strong

Dr. Mark Strong saw a crushing need in his community and then spent the past two-and-a-half decades of his life filling it. Strong shows how we can make our churches places of refuge for our nation's fatherless. Churches can reveal a true picture of God as loving Father through mentoring both children and dads, meeting the practical needs of children, and much more.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Mark Strong
Dr. Mark strong has served as the lead Pastor at Life Change Christian Center in Portland since 1988. Dr. Strong's passion is to strengthen and equip people to accomplish God's purposes. The topic of fatherlessness is very close to his heart. He is the author of Church for the Fatherless: A Ministry Model for Society's Most Pressing Problem.

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