Mark Chester and Tony Sharp introduce Who Let The Dads Out?
Join us at one of the Who Let The Dads Out? conferences this year - 15 June in Hampshire or 12 October in Chester. More details and book your places here
Running for Who Let The Dads Out?
Tony Sharp and Phil Nicholls are running the Chester Half-Marathon on 12 May to raise money for BRF's national Who Let The Dads Out? ministry. Please support them if you can.
Sponsor Tony Sharp
Sponsor Phil Nicholls
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We know that parent and toddler work can transform relationships and strengthen families. Yet we also know that mostly mothers have populated the parent and toddler world.
Who Let The Dads Out? is all about creating space where dads and their young 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! sessions for 4 to 7 year old children and their dads, a Daddy Cool! parenting programme, a Soul Man? discussion group for dads and football for dads.
Who Let The Dads Out? toddler sessions are specifically for toddlers and their dads, stepdads, grandads and male carers. They follow the same traditional format as normal parent and toddler sessions. There are toys, craft activities, stories and, if you're brave, even song time, but with a few masculine touches, such as bacon butties and newspapers.
SODA, School's Out, Dad's About!, is a special club for dads, stepdads, grandads, male carers and their infant school children. The fun involves a mix of arts, crafts, toys, games and sports.
Daddy Cool! is a 5 session parenting programme specifically for dads and male carers.
Soul Man? is a format through which men can explore basic questions of faith and spirituality.
Who Let The Dads Out? began at Hoole Baptist Church, Chester in March 2003. In March 2012 Who Let The Dads Out? became part of BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship), a registered charity working throughout the UK. Who Let The Dads Out? is now a core ministry of BRF. It is our vision to encourage and support the free establishment of Who Let The Dads Out? groups. We want to help you to run your own sessions to support fathers and their children in your local community. On this website you'll find details of how your church can apply to join the Who Let The Dads Out? network. It is free to join, but once a member, you will be able to use the Who Let The Dads Out? name and logo, materials, publicity, and log on to the forum for ideas.
Who Let The Dads Out? needs your help
Who Let The Dads Out? is funded entirely by grants and donations. Could you make a donation online or ask your church to consider supporting this ministry as part of its regular giving? Whatever you're able to do is much appreciated. Thank you!
Look out for two books from Mark Chester: Who Let The Dads Out? and School's Out, Dad's About!, both published by BRF. Visit www.brfonline.org.uk for more details.