Who Let The Dads Out? aims to inspire, resource and support churches to develop initiatives that will give dads, father figures and their children the opportunity to spend time together, have fun and engage with the church.
We want to encourage churches to begin running parent and toddler sessions for fathers and their children to attend together. No other organisation has provided parent and toddler sessions as consistently, passionately or with the same longevity as the church. But those sessions reach relatively few fathers and there is a growing demand for male-orientated parenting groups in the context of family support strategies. Churches are also seeking new ways to reach out to the male population.
Who Let The Dads Out? is all about creating space where dads and their children can have fun together and is founded on the Christian principle of wanting to demonstrate God's love to communities. Who Let The Dads Out? comprises the Who Let The Dads Out? toddler sessions, SODA (School's Out, Dad's About) club sessions for 4 to 7 year old children and their dads, a Daddy Cool! parenting programme, a Soul Man? discussion group for dads and other resource ideas.
If your church joined Who Let The Dads Out? it would become part of a growing network. It is free to join and, as a member, your church will be able to use the Who Let The Dads Out? name, logo, materials and publicity resources. In addition, your church will be listed on our Directory along with details of when and where your group meets. Register your group. And if you need financial help to get a group going, see Ideas for securing funding.
Welcome to the Who Let The Dads Out? network.