Growing Good Men

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A weekend experience for fathers and their teenage sons


GROWING GOOD MEN is an experientially-based program which encourages and enables fathers and sons to strength their relationship and to explore important issues of growing into manhood. It is designed for fathers and their adolescent sons aged 13 to 15 years (school years 8 and 9).

Please note: If you are unable to attend with your father, you may choose to come with another significant male person over the age of 18. In this situation, we would need a letter of consent from a parent/guardian. Should your situation not fit the two options mentioned and you still wish to attend please call us.


The weekend experience explores:

  • The importance of the father and son bond for both generations
  • The journey of adolescence
  • Becoming a man
  • Dealing with anger
  • Friendship with girls and women
  • The quest for identity
  • Rite of Passage


Set over a weekend, the program involves: short keynote sessions, small group and father/son sharing, a wide range of challenging and engaging activities (which may include high ropes courses or similar adventure activities), reflection and prayer. The centrepiece of the program is a Rite of Passage on Saturday night. The weekend concludes with a Father's Blessing and commissioning.


Please click here for the registration flyer.