Global Fatherhood Marathon Project (GFM)
How much impact can 1,000,000 fathers generate? Enough to jumpstart a movement simply by joining the GFM Project. Of course, membership requires the serious commitment to be the best father possible while also modeling good father behavior daily. If all fathers shared that commitment, imagine how much positive change we would see in communities around the world.
Our goal is to create an epic impact around the world and across different cultures through practicing responsible fatherhood. We want to encourage fathers to make differences in their families and communities by supporting one another and offering leadership.
Why a “Marathon?”
Fatherhood isn’t a sprint you can do in a few short bursts. It’s a marathon. Because being a dad never stops from the very first breath our child takes. Like athletes, fathers challenge themselves to do their best for their children . . . FOR LIFE.
They proudly proclaim their values and beliefs to their families. Being part of the GFM Project means you join fathers around the world who made the commitment to stay involved and remain consistent throughout their children’s lives.
Tiers of Involvement
As a father, there are four opportunities to be a part of the movement and make a difference in your home, group, and community. All tiers receive a free online subscription to the Father 24/7 News.
This is the basic entry-level tier to the Global Fatherhood Marathon Project. Simply register on the Father 24/7 site by filling out the Commitment Form. Once submitted, you can print a copy of your Commitment as a reminder of your dedication to your family.
A Fresher member is eligible to be promoted to the Advanced tier after participating in a seminar, small group, or adventure.
When you fill out your Commitment Form for the Advanced tier, you are eligible to take part in all Father 24/7 events including seminars, small group connections, and adventures with other dedicated fathers. You will also be an empowered representative of the Global Fatherhood Marathon Project to help recruit other fathers around the world.
An Advanced member is eligible for a promotion to the Master tier after passing the Small Group Facilitator (SGF) training and holding at least one Small Group (SG).
As a Master member of the Global Fatherhood Marathon Project, you receive all the benefits of Father 24/7 events, seminars, and adventures. At this level you are an empowered representative of the Global Fatherhood Marathon Project to help recruit other fathers around the world. Plus you’ll be trained as a Small Group Facilitator (SGF) to lead your own group of devoted fathers to uplift family values.
The Master member is eligible to be promoted to Master Trainer after holding at least one SG and passing the SGF Trainer instruction. From there, you can either be trained as a Seminar Speaker or Regional Director to lead the ministry.
Master Trainer Tier
This is the top tier of the Global Fatherhood Marathon Project. At this level you receive all the benefits of the lower levels (participation in all Father 24/7 events, the power to represent our group globally, and the training as an SGF) as well as a very special honor . . . You will be trained as either a Seminar Speaker or Regional Director of our group.
Humanity is starving for the input from fathers who are deeply committed to their children. Our goal is to grow the Global Fatherhood Marathon Project to ONE MILLION FATHERS. To make this movement a reality, we focus on the Four Circles of Responsibility: Involvement, Consistency, Awareness and Care.