Rite of Passage
These visual ceremonies should be happening before, during and after the MMC`s. And it should happen now!! A rite-of-passage is a tangible way to formalize your love and belief in your son. A father’s love is the key to help his son feeling motivated and to believe in himself, that being a good man is something to strive for. I recently spoke about this important part of a man`s life on a radio station and the dam wall broke over the air! I never realized the extent of the hurt out there.”
Just remember guys, your son was born ‘a MAN’ Now treat him like one!
Ina compiled a document for dad`s who would like some guidance and help in this regard. She calls upon dads who desperately need/want to make immense and do what is right. On Saturday night the 06th of October 2018 during the Mighty Men Conference, Western Cape we are giving fathers the opportunity
to take part in this physical ceremony on stage. Send your details to Ina at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will guide you in this.
The ceremony will cover the following:
1) Rite of Passage
A ceremony to celebrate the most important time in a boy’s life.
It is an official rite of passage given to a boy becoming a man.
In its simplest form it is a celebration to mark the closure of childhood and the new passage into adulthood.
As a Christian this day is celebrated by praying a blessing over the young man`s life. For the Mighty Men it is the handing over of a ceremonial sword. Releasing God`s power into his life to empower him to prosper, do well and flourish. The rite of Passage is not just a once in a lifetime event, but the impact of it will have a long term effect on the young man`s life specially as a Christian. It is such an important milestone and joyous occasion that should be celebrated together as a family. It is an official recognition by a man (preferably his father) that can have an amazing effect on a boy’s life. It frees him from having to read constantly ‘between the lines’ from friend’s obscure comments about his masculinity. Instead that question is settled with the official rite-of-passage. He is then free to relate to friends in a more confident way.
There is no ‘right’ age for giving the rite of passage but it should be at a point when a young man can differentiate between right and wrong and can be held accountable for his actions.
During this ceremony, it is imparted to the boy that:
- God, before the world was created, had planned for his life.
He was no surprise or accident.
He is on this earth with a purpose from God which only he can fulfill.
- God made him perfect – God doesn’t make mistakes.
- God and those around him, see him as a man from that day forward and will no longer treat him as a child.
2) Rights and Responsibilities
3) Characteristics of a real man
He rejects Passivity
Accepts responsibility (obligation, loyalty)
Leads courageously (brave, fearless)
Expects a greater reward
4) Becoming “A Man”
5) Why is interaction so important.