GREAT MEN AREN'T BORN THEY'RE BUILT.
A 12-week men's discipleship program for small groups
We believe that when a man is present in his relationships he is dismantling the power of darkness, and when a man shows up for his family and others, he is bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth. When we walk out our purpose as men, there is no more powerful weapon to destroy the works of the enemy.
We live in the most fatherless generation in history where the absence of the fathering role to protect, provide and promote has left a gaping wound in the hearts of men.
Anxiety, depression, poverty, self hatred, trauma, insecurity, purposelessness are just some of the side effects the world is facing.
Nearly 1 in 4 children live without a father in the home
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (32x the average)
71% of all highschool dropouts come from fatherless homes.
If we are going to heal our kids, end suicide, addiction, poverty, we have to heal fathers.
Our families are in trouble because our men are in trouble. The only way to truly heal boys, men and fathers is through discipleship like Jesus taught us.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We took time-tested tools and wisdom from over 20 years of building men into purpose-driven leaders to create BraveCo. Here are just some of the ways BraveCo can impact your life.
CREATE YOUR ETHOS
UNLOAD YOUR BACKPACK
SOLIDIFY YOUR IDENTITY &
MEET YOUR SPEAKERS
WHAT YOU GET
12 week video series
to track growth
Monthly Live Video Calls with Jason Vallotton or other Special Guests
4 Activations to bring the lessons to life
Digital Workbook with discussion questions for each lesson
1 Year Access
3 Breakout videos that go deeper on key topics
Digital Small Group Training Guide and Video lesson
Bonus Lesson - Science of Sex with Cole Zick
LESSON 1: THE ROLE OF A MANWhat kind of man are you, and what kind of man were you made to be? In this first lesson of the discipleship course, Jason walks us through what it means to be a man. He begins by explaining how the world views masculinity, then dives deep into God’s original design for manhood and the role of a man.
LESSON 2: BUILDING AND PROTECTING CONNECTIONNo man is an island. In this video, Jason lays down foundational truth about connection and how vital it is for living a life of wholeness as a man. He explains how important connection is for the life of a man—then details the four steps we must take to build and protect connections in our lives: choosing courage, compassion, authenticity, and vulnerability with others.
LESSON 3: A MAN'S CODEAs a man, do you live by a code? A set of virtues and values, and the reasons behind them? In this lesson, you’ll learn about the importance of having an ethos like that, and how it can help you cast vision for the man you want to become.
LESSON 4: PROVIDE, PROTECT, PROMOTEJason takes us through what a father’s role is in the life of his family. You’ll learn how the father of the household was built to provide, protect, and promote his children and his wife. As fathers, we are meant to lay strong foundations in the lives of our families, from which they can grow into their God-given identities.
LESSON 5: THE FATHER WOUNDFathers are essential for the journey of every man, and yet each of us carries wounds left by fathers in our lives—but God has a redemptive plan for us to experience his Father’s heart for us. In this video, Kris Vallotton challenges us to find a father in order to bring healing and growth to our lives.
LESSON 6: WHAT'S IN YOUR BACKPACKAs men, we were made to carry responsibility and purpose—but a lack of responsibility can lead us off course, and too much of it can crush us. In this lesson, Jason asks us to be honest with ourselves and to assess our burdens and responsibilities, inviting God to show us the weight he wants us to bear.
LESSON 7: THE LOVE OF GODThe way we love ourselves determines the way we’ll love others. In this lesson, Kris Vallotton shares about the power of the love of God. God’s love forgives, brings freedom, and rewrites our history—and when we receive it, we can begin to love ourselves like God loves us.
LESSON 8: FORGIVENESSIn this teaching about forgiveness, Jason encourages us to embrace our pain and to forgive those who have caused it—including ourselves. He walks us through the truth about forgiveness, explaining that it isn’t in the words we say, but in the posture we choose to take.
LESSON 9: THE GIFT OF PROCESSED COMPASSIONWe all experience pain—it's what we do with it that will determine the last line of the story. Jason Vallotton explains the six steps of processing pain in order to receive the gift of healing God has for us. These steps will help us change the way we see pain and motivate us to walk out the process of forgiveness from a place of compassion.
LESSON 10: SETTING BOUNDARIES: PROTECTING YOUR LOVEIn biblical times, if you came upon a city and saw massive walls, you knew that there was something worth protecting on the other side. When we set boundaries and maintain them, we become like a strong and vibrant city too. In this lesson, Jason teaches us how to set boundaries by walking us through the Circles of Intimacy. Boundaries can help us to nourish and cherish ourselves, resulting in deep and long-lasting relationships.
LESSON 11: BODY-SOUL-SPIRITYour body, soul, and spirit are all connected. We can’t detach them from themselves and we can’t do something to one without affecting the others. In this video, you’ll learn how important self-awareness is for understanding the needs of our bodies, souls, and spirits. If we can diagnose the issue, we can treat the need.
LESSON 12: LIVING FROM ETERNITYIn this lesson, Kris Vallotton shares that we are a new creation, a prototype, a first of its kind, who has dual citizenship here on earth and in heaven. This word will challenge you to look outside of time, where God operates, and to see that he truly is the one who was, who is, and who is to come. Reach down, check your shoelaces, and get ready as we learn how to finish strong in the race set before us so that we can live to leave a legacy.