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Fathers Forum April 2021

Northwest Bible Church

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Fathers Forum April 2021

"Our Constant Conversation" Bodie Spangler

Northwest Bible Church

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Northwest Bible Church
8505 Douglas Ave.
Dallas, TX 75225 United States
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Want to know how to be a better dad? Here’s some help for fathers. 

Abiding Fathers welcomes you to our monthly Fathers Forum. It’s an opportunity to enjoy fatherhood, fellowship, and food.

Abiding Fathers is all about encouraging, equipping, and engaging men in developing their God-ordained leadership role as fathers in order to make disciples for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dads. Are you in need of encouragement as a father? Want to engage other men in their pursuit to be an example of Christ? Join us as we challenge each other and the next generation of dads.

Join us and Bodie Spangler, who will engage us with his topic: “Our Constant Conversation”

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 15 at Northwest Bible Church at 8505 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225.

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Bodie Spangler

I lost my father when he was 49 years old.  At the time, the loss was devastating, but what my dad left behind changed my life forever.  My dad left me his story that he wrote on my heart every day, day-by-day from the moment I was born until the day he went to be with Jesus.  In short, he told me and showed 4 things that every person (no matter how old they are or how young they are) desperately wants and needs to hear from their father:

  1. I love you
  2. I am pleased with you
  3. I am for you
  4. God has a plan for your life

I know those four things are true because my earthly father told me those 4 things over and over again.  He showed me what those 4 things look like in a father.  Indeed, it is easy for me to believe that my Heavenly Father loves me because my earthly father did.  I know what a Godly father does for his children because of the father I had.  He was not a perfect man.  No one is.  However, he was perfect for me.

I have told his story to many people.  Years ago, I even wrote the story down in a book, not because I wanted to sell books, but because I wanted my children who would never meet their grandfather this side of heaven to know who he was and what he means to me.  As I wrote the book, I was reminded that as believers, we should be just as eager to tell our Heavenly Father’s story.  If we tell our stories well, they will point others towards Him.  There is so much more to tell…but if there is any way that any of this can benefit other fathers and encourage them to be for their children what my father was and is for me… and if there is any way that Abiding Fathers could benefit from that, then I would love to be on your board and help in any way I can.

About me:  I grew up in Marshall, Texas, and I am married to Laura Swanson Spangler. We have 3 sons –Jack (20), Ben (18), and Mark (15).  I have worked in the insurance industry on the company side ever since I got out of the Navy in 1994.  I graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990.  My wife graduated from Baylor in 1992 and SMU Law School in 1996.  She currently practices law at a small firm in Dallas.

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Date:
April 15
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm CDT
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Organizer

Bill @ Abiding Fathers
Email:
bill@abidingfathers.org

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