We are forging the next generation of fathers.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
We're a truly relational ministry.
This means celebrating birthdays and graduations together, and group bible studies and Braves games over the summer. It means Jesus breaking bread and fishing and laughing with his disciples. For us, it means barbecues and lake days and late night trips to Waffle House. It also means 3am phone calls and nights of prayer. It means dealing with heartbreak and tragedy and death and divorce and struggle and addiction and doubt and battling fear. It means intensive, one-on-one mentorship; we call it brothering. It also means spending exclusive time as a family; we call it our brotherhood.
We're not big on curriculums or scheduling blockbuster events... intentionally. We are big on accountability and making time for one another - even during the darkest hours of the longest nights. We're also big on celebrating our victories. We're big on commitment and big on faith and we're building on grace. Our process is simple: IRON sharpening IRON.
- An exclusive, hand-selected group of guys
- An allegiance to authenticity
- Deep bonds of honesty and camaraderie
- Genuine friendships and honest laughter
- A safe place to face yourself and find courage
- A support structure during the hardest times
- A love and respect for scripture and truth
- Devotion to prayer and spiritual growth
- Intensive, committed one-on-one mentorship
- Building up hearts and reaffirming value
- Discernment, listening, and offering council
- Celebrating growth and accomplishment
- A partner in prayer and spiritual combat
- Open and invited accountability
- A trustworthy friend when things collapse
- The challenge to pay it forward
How to change the world.
It's well-documented that a counterfeit masculinity is crippling our society. Bravado is masquerading as strength and the allure of conquest has over-shadowed a love of justice. Like any negative cycle, it must not only be broken, but replaced. And we believe that change starts from within.
Changing the world starts with changing communities. Communities are shaped by the character and perspective of their families. And families are largely affected by the character and perspective of fathers.
Through mentorship and brotherhood, we're forging the next generation of fathers - tackling tough issues like forgiveness and insecurity, identity and discipline - so that our young men will be able to pass these biblical principles down to their own sons in a few short years. Choose to invest in the fathers of tomorrow by supporting IRON and FIRE today.
How Our Time and Money is Spent
A Quick Overview
Our Ministry is currently composed of 60+ hand-selected young men between the ages of 15-25, several full-time employees, and an administrative assistant. In order to be available as much as possible, to provide in-depth one-on-one mentorship, and to organize regular group activities, we need to find and hire additional full-time staff as we expand.
The vast majority of our annual budget goes toward putting bodies on the front lines. Our full-time staff make themselves available 24/7 and are truly sold-out on the immediate and future value of investing in the relationships we're building with these young men. We raise funds through one-time and monthly donations as well as corporate gifts and matching grants.
- Video Production
- Print Collateral
- Web Development
- Digital Marketing
- Fundraising Events
- CORE 2:42
- Freshman Boot Camp
- Squad Meetings
- One-on-one Brothering
- Hand-to-hand Combat
- Service Projects
- Events & Retreats
- Accounting & Bookkeeping
- Database Management
- Donor Cultivation
- Email Marketing
- Blog & Media Curation
- Website Administration
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Special thanks to all of our donors! IRON and FIRE Ministries Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible as provided by law of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations made online will receive a receipt via email. Additional receipts can be made available upon request.
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