"Fathered by God" - Virtual Group Study
January 12, 2023 to March 02, 2023
Essex Junction, VT United States
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There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters—all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before.

In Fathered by God, Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father, and he wants to show us what masculinity really means. Eldredge teaches us that there's a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by generation after generation of men. There are perils along the trail, even disasters--all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before us.

A boy has a lot to learn in his journey to becoming a man, and it takes the active intervention of father figures and the fellowship of other men to guide us along the way. Eldredge shares that in all of life's trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood.

Through personal stories and practical guidance, Eldredge provides a map through the six stages of a man's journey and answers some of the most common questions about manhood that he's received over the years, including:

- How can I set a good example for my son?

- What does the Bible teach us about masculinity?

- How can I become the man that God designed me to be?

Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood--not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a well-worn path that men have followed for centuries before us. Discover the truth about masculinity and become the man that God sees in you.

Join a unique fellowship of men from across the United States who will share this 8 week virtual journey of exploration together.  Meeting one night a week for 2 hours, you will experience the deep presence of God, learn truths that will allow you to embrace your stage in your masculine journey, and enjoy laughter, fellowship, and an opportunity to "be real" with a group of men that will start out as strangers but end up as brothers. 

This Fathered by God study is being led by Scott Ptak. Scott is a seasoned veteran in the Wild at Heart message and has attended, led, and facilitated dozens of Wild at Heart Boot Camps, Advanced Camps, Becoming Good Soil Intensives, and countless Men's groups over the past 20 years. With the heart of a Pastor for over 25 years, he has personally experienced the transforming message of Life and Freedom as shared through the message of Wild at Heart and wants to help facilitate your journey to discovering your masculine heart. 

Contact me through the links below to learn more. 


Primary Contact: 
Scott Ptak
Essex Junction, VT United States
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You are invited to a "Fathered by God" 8-week Virtual Group Study. 
Beginning: Jan 12, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) and running through Mar 2, 2023.

You must register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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I have been involved with both in-person and virtual groups that Wildmen Vermont, and Scott Ptak have facilitated. This group is the real deal. They gently and lovingly lead men towards the restoration of their hearts. Using God's Word, and the teaching material from Ransomed Heart, Scott shows that he is a gifted teacher/speaker/facilitator who is anointed by God to share this incredible message of life and freedom. If you have the opportunity to engage with this group of men, please do it - your life will be the richer for it.
The real deal ! Thank You Scott for providing an excellent online Boot Camp. I wish I could have attended the Catalina Intensive you and the Wildmen did but I hope you do it again! I know someone who went . The online Boot Camp encouraged me and moved me forward. Looking forward to more but how about on the East coast? An excellent ministry!
I've known Scott P for quite a few years. He's the real-deal. This man can hang with the toughest of them, but also has dealt with more pain and sorrow than many will ever see. His heart is to see you come fully alive as a man so that you can live situationally aware as a follower of Christ. If you have the chance and, are in the area, check out this group. I suspect that, like me, you'll be glad that you did. Wildmen is Christianity without the BS.
When I started with Wildman, well let's just say I was just discovering that it wasn't necessarily all about me. And there was also a inner fear of going forward, insecurity was running amuck. These "men", this band of brothers, helped me pullout and pull up, and learned just who was really in charge, of the things I could not control. But God!, put these men, this band, in my life and together showed me more about Christ and freedom in him! Now, I will still profess that without them I would not have been here, leading and facilitating different Men's Ministry groups. Since I started, this group has expanded, not just to other churches, but other cities, states, and yes even countries. Don't believe it? Let Scott, and Wildman, show you, through Christ!
This Wild at Heart message contains such freedom! I am one of this Band of Brothers, and taking this journey with other men is so very important. I find that living in “The Larger Story” has called me up out of myself to fight for my wife, my children and just stay in this tough fight to love God and resist evil. I understand and embrace my good, masculine character that God formed within me. I am called to engage into this world at war… but in a way that is not selfish (as in its all about me) but with a strength that is needed, a warrior spirit (put in my heart by God), and compassion for others. Somehow I have learned to love more and fear less, as a natural default way of thinking. This was a transforming message for me, restoring my relationships with my wife, my children and, most of all, myself. I believe it will be for you as well. (For an understanding of the “Larger Story” read Epic (by John Eldredge) which is lesson one of the Boot Camp Experience) (Then, of course, read Wild at Heart) Take this journey - freedom awaits!
As a member of the Leadership Team of Wildmen Ministry in Florida, you could not find a more driven ministry for men then this. Scott is one of the founding members of Wildmen Ministry that has brought more power to men through our Bootcamps, Seminars, Trainings and Groups. Contact Scott today and find out why Wildmen are a Band of Brothers. We don't just believe in Proverbs 27:17 or our creed Wildmen, A Band Of Brothers, Honor One Another, Above Self. You will not be disappointed in joining a group of Men that have fight the fight and continue to grow as Men of God, Better Husbands, Better Fathers and Better Leaders.