In the Houston and Dallas areas, we are excited to partner with the National Center for Fathering to bring Father-Daughter Summits in April. In the Houston Area – April 9th, at Conroe Church of Christ. In Dallas, April 30th at Friendship West Baptist Church. We have partnered with the NCF in previous years with great results, and they are a wonderful partner. For more details – see www.fathers.com/summit.
Statistics from the NCF:
- Between 69-94 percent of Christian youths forsake their faith after leaving high school. (Source: U.S. Church Leaders, Youth Ministers Address Christian Youth Fallout, Rhoda Tse, The Christian Post, January 12, 2006 [Barna, Assemblies of God, Southern Baptist Convention, Josh McDowell])
- Faith principles and practices that a child absorbs by age thirteen shape their spirituality for the duration of their life….Children rarely embrace spiritual principles and practices that their parents fail to demonstrate in their lifestyle. (Source: Americans Not Concerned About Their Spiritual Condition, The Barna Group, Ltd., August 6, 2007)
- A 1994 Swiss study found that if a father does not go to church, no matter how faithful his wife’s devotions, only one child in 50 will become a regular worshipper. If a father does go regularly, regardless of the practice of the mother, between two-thirds and three-quarters of their children will become churchgoers (regular and irregular).
Join with other fathers around the country to experience an unforgettable day of successful connection with your daughter. You will be stretched by your time together. You’ll be challenged to set new goals. But most importantly, you’ll gain tools to strengthen your relationship with your daughter and give her hope and vision for the future!
PLEASE NOTE: The Father-Daughter Summit is designed for daughters 11 years of age and older to have a day dedicated just to her, one-on-one with her father or father-figure. She might not say it right away, but daughters are blown away just to know that dad would invest a Saturday, just with her.
We hope to hear great stories from YOUR dads and daughters following this year’s summits. Be sure to let us hear from you. We’ll post great stories on our Texas Baptist family ministry webpage.
If you need promotional tools for an upcoming summit, please email Keith.Lowry@texasbaptists.org and we’ll get info to you right away.