The Intentional Dad Training Plans


The Intentional Dad Workshop: Generational Momentum

A one day workshop to:

  • Begin understanding the generational contributions of your family.
  • Begin breaking free from the unexamined currents of your past. 
  • Begin finding your way forward into God’s promise of healing and transformation.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2024. 10 AM to 3 PM. (Lunch and necessary resources included)
Location: Somewhere in or near Dexter, MI (Final location TBD).
Zoom participation available for out of town participants.
Cost: $25
Family Rate: $15 for first additional participant, $10 for each additional participant. 
Fee waived for current participants of Guided Apprenticeship or current coaching clients.
Recommended for ages 18 and up.

“Family patterns from the past are played out in our present relationships without us necessarily being aware of it.” Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

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The truth is, many live their lives, navigating relationships at work, with friends and family, with their children, and their spouses largely unaware of a much bigger story at work silently shaping how they live and what they do. Few would argue that their family has had a significant impact on the person they are today. However, few have begun to examine and truly understand that impact. It is something I call generational momentum and it is a powerful force at work in our lives.

What might God have for us, then, if we would hear and accept an invitation to begin looking into the impact of generational momentum? What might we discover as we take time to look, as awareness grows, and understanding emerges? Jesus has an invitation for all of us…to see with our eyes, hear with our ears, and understand with our hearts and turn to him and find healing (Matthew 13:15). It is an invitation that starts with awareness, awareness that leads to him and the healing he offers each of us. That is a truly revolutionary invitation. So, The Intentional Dad is inviting you to take a very “intentional” step for you and your family. Join us for a one day workshop as, together, we begin to explore our stories of generational momentum and the impact of our families to our lives spiritually and emotionally.

The Intentional Dad workshops combine teaching, conversation, solitude and silence, personal reflection, and prayer in pursuit of intimate encounters with God. Workshops are designed to be a practice of community built around the values of authenticity, vulnerability, humility, understanding, and safety as we share in the journey of finding “the narrow road” together.

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Current and Upcoming Training Opportunities

The Intentional Dad training opportunities are conversational, interactive, and introspective. These are not how-to programs, i.e. 10 steps on how to be a better parent. You cannot give what you do not have. The Intentional Dad training opportunities are designed to help you understand how God wants to father you as the foundation for how you parent your children.

There are two things you can do to stay informed as new opportunities are offered:

1) If you are not already a member, click on the Sign-up button in the lower right corner to receive e-mail announcements as new training opportunities are made available.

2) Fill out the form below to submit your information and make known your interest in training opportunities.

Also, if you have questions and would like to talk more about these opportunities, you can contact Aric or click below to schedule a free consultation:

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The Intentional Dad Training Opportunities:

Workshops

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The Intentional Dad Workshops are designed to be safe environments to take you deeper into understanding your story, your deepest heart desires, and to pursue healing, wholeness, and understanding that fosters intimacy with God that is the foundational necessity for connection and intentionality with your spouse and kids. Workshops combine teaching, conversation, solitude and silence, personal reflection, and prayer in pursuit of intimate encounters with God. Workshops are designed to be a practice of community built around the values of authenticity, vulnerability, humility, understanding, and safety as we share in the journey of finding “the narrow road” together. For individuals, couples, and adult children.

Small Groups and Intensives

Groups are designed for participants to share a journey exploring the concepts in The Intentional Dad: Embrace and Fulfill the Promise of Fatherhood. Scroll down for more information on Introductory and Advanced groups.

Intensives are one-on-one/couples/micro-group interactions built around concepts in the book and material explored in an accompanying study guide. Designed for those who want to go deep over an extended period of time in private/couples/very small group interaction or individual mentoring. For couples and individuals. Max 3 couples/individual participants. Scroll down for more information on intensives.

The Intentional Dad Guided Apprenticeship

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Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7: 13-14).

Year 1: Getting What You Never Got
Year 2: Giving What You Never Had

Guided apprenticeship is designed to be a very intentional two(ish) year journey to learn a life of apprenticeship with Jesus.

It is not for everyone. But for those who are ready, you will set out on a journey to find the narrow road of initiation into intimate sonship/daughterhood with God that will change the course of your life, marriage, and parenthood. And it is a journey you will share with others finding their way on the narrow road as well. For individual participants and couples.

So let's get started! Fill out the form below to submit your information and make known your interest in training opportunities. You will be informed directly as opportunities are made available. Here, you can also indicate your preferences that help in the forming of new groups and workshops.



Are Groups or Intensives right for you?

What others are saying:

• The opportunity to be with Aric and his son, Ben, was incredible. Even though I had already made things right with my own son years ago, the discussions and the book gave me an opportunity to go deeper with him and talk more about areas of our past that need more work. Aric bringing his son was very powerful. It shows all of us that this stuff really works. It is evident in Aric’s and Ben’s relationship. -Randy T, Farmington, MI

• Thanks so much for sharing your life experience. I’ve learned to open up and I’m growing to not feel like I have to prove myself to anyone but to glorify God in all I do. -George P, Plymouth, MI

• The book has laid out concepts and truths I have not heard before. I have had my eyes opened to be defined as God sees me and first seeing that he just wants a relationship with me. I am learning to not make agreements and be defined by an illusion that tells me I have to prove my worth. -Brian H, Northville, MI

• Having you here to discuss various topics from the book's chapters has been great. Your wisdom is a great resource and much appreciated. -Roger L, Milford, MI


Introductory Small Group Objectives:

Introduce the concepts in the book and facilitate some initial personal reflection. Each participant will be provided a book and reflection questions to facilitate discussion.

Over the course of five weeks, participants will:

  • Discover the core principle of God’s design for fatherhood.
  • Be introduced to the concept of initiation and the invitation to receive what they were never given.
  • Be introduced to a life of intimate sonship as an apprentice of Jesus.
  • Be introduced to a vision for fulfilling the sacred role and divine responsibility of fatherhood.

5 weeks, 1.5 hours/week, Book and reflection guide included. Zoom based participation available.

Want to know more? Scroll down to schedule free consultation.


Advanced Small Group Objectives:

For those that are ready to go deeper, advanced groups offer the opportunity for participants to more seriously explore their story, the concepts of initiation and sonship, and God’s design for fatherhood. Each week will involve reading/discussion of the book, weekly Bible study/discussion, and deeper exploration/discussion of participants story. Designed to go deeper into understanding intimate sonship with God as the foundation for fatherhood. Also includes one 1.5-hour individual coaching session per participant.

Over the course of ten weeks, participants will:

  • Develop deeper understanding of apprenticeship with Jesus.
  • Begin to develop a vision for intentionality as a father.
  • Gain confidence:
     > As an apprentice of Jesus and, through that, confidence as a father.
     > with Scripture
     > in the day to day of life with God.
  • Learn to “guess” less and, instead, begin to experience the joy and freedom that comes with intentionality.

10 weeks, 2 hours/week, (book, reflection guide, and study guide included). Includes one 1.5 hour individual coaching session per participant. Zoom based participation available.

Want to know more? Scroll down to schedule free consultation.


Intensives:

Extended one-on-one/couples/micro-group interaction built around concepts in the book and material explored in study guide. Designed for those that want private/very small group interaction and individual mentoring. For couples and individuals. Max 3 couples/individual participants. Price varies.

Individual/Micro-group Intensive

  • Develop a deep understanding of what it is to live a life of intimate apprenticeship with Jesus as his beloved.
  • In learning that, you will develop a vision for intentionality as as a parent.
  • You will develop a clear vision for living out your sacred role and divine responsibility intimately with God.
  • You will also learn the principles of initiation and begin discovering an initiation journey for you and your family.
  • You will understand where you have been “guessing” as a spouse and parent and, instead, experience the joy and confidence that comes with intentionality.

Couples Intensive

  • Develop a shared understanding of what it is to live lives of intimate apprenticeship with Jesus as his beloved.
  • In learning that, you will develop a shared vision for intentionality and shared understanding of your lives with each other as husband and wife as well as your mission as parents to your children.
  • You will develop a clear vision for living out that mission intimately with God and each other.
  • You will also learn the unique contributions each of you have to offer as a father and a mother and the design for the initiation journey to be shared as a team.
  • You will understand where you have been “guessing” as a spouse and parent and, instead, experience the joy and confidence that comes with intentionality.

Want to know more? Schedule a free consultation: