Parenting Pathway Podcast: Raising Boys to Be Christian Men

Parenting Pathway Podcast Volume 1.1 – Hosted by Pastor Dave Carl. A discussion about raising boys to be men in a world where men are not taught what that looks like.


When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in His ways and keeping His statutes, His commandments, His rules, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn. 1 Kings 2: 1-3

Recently, Pastor Dave Carl, Associate Pastor of Young Adults Brandon Fletcher, and Associate Family Ministry Pastors Nathan Kocurek, David Ake, and Ren Nelson sat down to talk about raising boys to be men in a culture where boys are seldom taught about manhood. Using author John Eldredge’s book, The Way of the Wild Heart, A Map for the Masculine Journey as their guide, these men share their own stories of absent fathers and missed life lessons.

A boy becoming a man should follow a model or path of the men who have gone before him. When a male role model is missing in a boy’s life, he is left to his own devices to figure out life’s lessons on his own. In this discussion, we look at how God wants to father our sons and take them on a journey in pursuit of manhood. Over a lifetime, a man’s journey should move from boy, to cowboy, to warrior, to lover, to king, to sage. Join the conversation and find out what it means to be a man in God’s eyes.



Our team starting from the left and moving clockwise around the table: Brandon Fletcher, Assoc. Pastor of Young Adults; David Ake, Assoc. Pastor of Junior High Ministry; Dave Carl, Pastor of Family Ministry; Nathan Kocurek, Assoc. Pastor of High School Ministry, Ren Nelson, Assoc. Pastor of Preteen Ministry


One thought on “Parenting Pathway Podcast: Raising Boys to Be Christian Men

  1. Dave Carl… My dear brother, I have to correct you! This sister was not in the house working on Saturday mornings. By the time you were working in the yard, I was working at a job. That was my only way out of working in the yard. I graduated to a paying job. Thanks for that walk down memory lane though! I love you. Hugs, Gail

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