Fathers in the Field Mission

To rekindle and establish the spirit of boys

who have been abandoned by their fathers; mentoring them one-on-one in life skills through outdoor activities, and by sharing a Christian understanding of our Heavenly Father’s love and sacrifice for His children.

Fathers in the Field works to achieve 3 important goals



Demonstrate to boys that they have a Father in Heaven who created, loves and cares for them, and will never forsake them.


Demonstrate fatherly love and commitment, to repair broken spirits and prepare the foundation for future fatherhood.


Share the need for boys to forgive the failings of their earthly fathers, as our Heavenly Father forgives His children in Christ.

Defend the cause of the Fatherless - Isaiah 1:17

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Fathers in the Field Compass©

N Never Fatherless

Your Heavenly Father promises that He will never abandon you, made you for a purpose, and will be with you wherever you go.

S Saved by the Son

Your Heavenly Father loves you so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to die on the cross to save you from the penalty of your sins.

E Eternal Home

In Heaven, there are enough rooms for all his children to live. Jesus will certainly come back and wants to take you to live with him and your Heavenly Father forever.

W Wisdom of the Father

Knowing and loving the Father is the beginning of all wisdom. The Bible is the Father's guide showing us how we are to know and love Him.