Statement of beliefs

 

As a Christ-centered organization, we believe the ultimate example of fatherhood is best illustrated in two scriptures in John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. And in Matthew 3:17, a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him."

We believe the death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sins of the world, and a relationship is available with him for all who repent and believe in him.

Jesus' obedience to death not only brought God much pleasure but also served as a means to fill humanity's father void, demonstrating the ultimate eradication of fatherlessness via the restoration of our relationship with God the Father.

Therefore, having a personal relationship with God (the Father) through Jesus Christ is the heart of Our Fatherless. We encourage and equip fathers and father figures to pursue or deepen a relationship with Jesus through prayer, bible study, and fellowship with other believers. Staff, volunteers, board members, and MENtors are encouraged to serve our organization with integrity and accountability to Christ and according to the statement of faith.


CHARACTER & INTEGRITY

"You can easily judge a man's character by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." We believe great character and integrity measure the heart of a man. We support, encourage, and provide tools for developing and demonstrating excellent character for our youth, fathers, and father figures. Moral character and integrity are the essence of a successful father and how we teach and serve. 

 

COMPASSION

 

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, sympathetic, love one another, and compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8

Demonstrating compassion is an attribute of Jesus Christ. We are committed to respecting, teaching respect, and extending grace to all individuals. We believe in honoring humanity no matter your title, social-economic status, education, race, or physical ability. Our Fatherless teaches compassion to youth, staff, volunteers, fathers, and father figures while operating and serving others with love and grace.

Core beliefs

  • The Holy Bible is the Word of God and is without error and, therefore, the supreme and final authority of faith and life.

  • In one Triune God—Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • In the virgin birth, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which ensure salvation for all believers who have received God's gift of eternal life.

  • God created us in His image, male or female, not subject to change, and that marriage is a covenant between man and woman

  • The Holy Spirit dwells in all who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

  • Believers are called to be holy while living in this world.

  • Christians are called to witness for Christ, to share the good news of his death, resurrection, and redemptive power to all nations

  • Christians are called to serve others and to be the hands and feet of Jesus on earth today.