Flight Plan

Your Boy's Journey to Become a Man

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Flight Plan


What does it mean to be a man? This is a big question, and every boy has to answer it as he makes decisions that shape the man he is growing into. But most boys have a tough time answering that question.

The books in the Flight Plan series give boys a clear vision for manhood in the 21st century and help them apply that vision to everything from peer pressure to puberty, and from schoolwork to future ambitions. But Flight Plan doesn’t stop there—it introduces boys to the kind of man that Jesus was, and what it means to follow him as you grow up into a true man.

What does it mean to be a man?

A real man glorifies God by seeking an adventurous life of purpose and passion as he protects and serves others.

7 Virtues

Leave No Man Behind

A True Friend…

  • Displays compassion and kindness
  • Encourages his classmates
  • Shares what he has
  • Honors his promises
  • Looks at the heart of others
  • Serves and helps those around him
  • Tells the truth
  • Shares his emotions
  • Loves all of his neighbors
  • Stands by and stands up for his classmates
Develop a God-Sized Vision

A Humble Hero…

  • Seeks and follows God’s purpose for his life
  • Sets a heroic purpose and selfless goals
  • Does not boast or brag
  • Does not seek recognition or reward
  • Finishes what he begins
  • Has faith in God, not in himself
  • Honors God by loving and helping others
I Am Third

A Servant Leader

  • Does what is right when no one is looking
  • Stands firm in an uncertain world
  • Understands leadership is an opportunity to serve
  • Serves out of love
  • Treats everyone fairly
  • Loves and respects people with different opinions
  • Looks for needs and for ways to meet them
  • Honors God by loving and helping others
Set the Example

A Pacesetter…

  • Sets the example for others by living biblically
  • Makes a difference in his community by using his God-given gifts and talents to serve others
  • Treats others with respect and equality
  • Cares deeply about the poor
  • Doesn’t overlook the mistreatment of others
  • Wants to help the under-resourced
  • Builds communities in which everyone is respected, loved, and treated fairly
  • Stands up for those being bullied
Don’t Sit Around

A Bold Adventurer…

  • Chooses adventure and purpose over boredom and comfort
  • Lives by God’s standards rather than the world’s
  • Follows God’s call on his life
  • Is willing to be uncomfortable
  • Doesn’t waste his life on the things of this world
  • Faithfully lives in God’s story for his life
Called to Duty

A Noble Knight…

  • Lives by a code of honor and integrity
  • Shows respect to his friends, families and communities
  • Takes initiative for the benefit of others
  • Honors their commitments
  • Steps up and faces difficult situations
Loved by God

A Faithful Follower…

  • Gives up control of his life to Christ
  • Lives his life faithfully in response to the gospel
  • Is saved by grace
  • Leads a joyful life
  • Lives with God’s promises in mind
  • Is completely committed

“Our sons need a vision for manhood—yet, there are very few resources to help with this. Flight Plan fills this gap. It is a trustworthy, reliable, and exciting guide to God's vision for manhood.”

Matt Perman
Author, What's Best Next; co-founder, whatsbestnext.com

“This is such a great resource to guide and equip our teens to be men of integrity as they engage the world around them."

Keith Cabral
East Providence Campus Pastor, BridgePointe Christian Church, East Providence, RI

“This book is great for fathers and sons to discuss what matters most—what it means to become a man."

Robert Wood
Technology Executive; Father of 2 teenage boys and a girl

"The superb resource, with its Christian underpinnings, frank explanations, and practical solutions, provides a wonderful road map for boys who are approaching the tough and complex challenges presented by life today."

B. B. Bell
General, U.S. Army (Retired); former Commander, U.S. and Allied Forces, Korea

"Anyone who has the privilege of working with young men will find this immeasurably helpful to develop the hearts, minds, and souls of young men."

Joe Ehrmann
Former NFL player; co-founder, Building Men and Women for Others

Looking For More Resources?

Curious about these virtues? Check out The 7 Virtues of Manhood to learn what these virtues mean and what they look like in a boy's daily life—at school, with his friends, in his family, and with God.

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Dads—check out Strategic Dads for resources to help you find the practical wisdom and the real hope you need to parent your kids well.

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