Schools functioning as hubs for fatherhood restoration.
- Schools hosting Engage evenings for parents, particularly fathers.
- The distribution of challenging, yet supportive, reading and viewing material to parents.
- The distribution of Dad Challenges (customised by schools) – practical ideas on how fathers can engage with their children when it comes to key character issues.
- Linking schools and parents to organisations that can supply suitable resources.
- School communities where fathers receive and replicate training and are mutually accountable for their fatherhood.
Engage was started by Christians who believe that God has given fathers a tremendous calling and that much of what is wrong in the world today is due to the untrainedness or absence of fathers. The last verse of the Old Testament of the Bible is foundational to Engage’s mission:
“And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” – Malachi 4:6 (ESV)
The hearts of fathers and children need to be turned to one another to prevent destruction of the land. Through Engage, teachers can reach out to the parent community of their school so that parenting in the school community can be influenced by Biblical principles.
Schools that desire to launch Engage are requested to ask devoted Christian teachers and parents to form the Engage leadership group that can lead the way in their school community.
However, should schools desire to launch Engage without the Christian foundation, they are free to do so as the desire of Engage is to bless schools across the world, regardless of their spiritual background (please see the Requirements section).
Please note that Engage is a movement, not an organisation. There is no paid staff and there will no financial implication for schools that desire to use or spread the ideas on this website. Our purpose for making the developed concept and resources available is simply to address a core need in our world (the training of fathers) by equipping suitable vehicles (schools).