Become a Champion - Man Up and Go

A Champion of Man Up and Go is someone who:

  • Believes that fathers have a unique responsibility to promote security, stability, and spiritual growth within the family unit.
  • Is passionate about serving spiritually, physically, and economically vulnerable children and families.
  • Desires a deeper level of commitment and involvement in fighting for the fatherless (James 1:27).
  • Agrees with the Man Up and Go Mission & Vision and Statement of Faith.

A Champion demonstrates his or her level of commitment in a variety of ways.

LEARN more about the Ministry

A Champion of Man Up and Go is fundamentally a champion of Christ. You have a personal and vibrant relationship with Him, and understand His heart for "the least of these." You desire to learn more about how we are addressing the plight of the orphan, especially as it relates to our ministry and work in Africa and elsewhere.

The following are ways you can become a Champion by learning more about our ministry and initiatives:

SERVE in the Ministry

Actively serving in our ministry immediately brings with it the idea of going on a missions trip. Of course, someone who wants to serve internationally is an ideal Champion candidate; we are looking for those who have a passion to travel to the ends of the earth.

With that said, we understand that not everyone will travel 7000 miles to help orphans. We are actively seeking ways to Man Up right in our backyards. With that in mind, here are ways to Champion our cause in terms of serving:

  • Go on a missions trip
  • Serve as a Man Up and Go missionary in Uganda
  • Participate in quarterly serving initiatives geared towards building and promoting families within your local community
  • Donate time by helping administratively within the ministry. We need volunteers to give of their time in the following areas:
    • Communicate with other Champions (folding/stuffing envelopes, research and development, writing for our Email Newsletter)
    • Create and edit Audio/Video for our website and YouTube channel
    • Develop and schedule content for our Social Media channels
    • Become a Ministry Support Coodinator (MSC)
    • Become a Ministry Partner Liaison (MPL)

Request a call from a Ministry Support Coordinator to see how you can start actively serving with Man Up and Go. 

PRAY regularly for the ministry

While prayer often takes a backseat in terms of acknowledged importance from the Christian community, we at Man Up and Go are absolutely convinced it is the key to seeing fewer orphans around the globe.

For one, we affirm that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the evil dignitaries of this universe who have set themselves up against God's purposes and plans for families (Eph. 6:12). Secondly, as Scottish theologian Oswald Chambers has noted, there "is no snare in prayer." That is, we are in no danger of being haughty, prideful, or recognized by our fellow humans when we're alone in our prayer closet. Prayer is a person's secret communication with almighty God by which He changes the world and receives all the credit for doing so.

Prayer to God unlocks that which service for God never will.

As such, we desire and covet your prayers. Here is a short list of our needs that you can pray for even now. However, if God is calling you to commit to praying regularly for Man Up and Go's endeavors as a Prayer Champion, you may: 

  • Request a call from one of our Ministry Support Coordinators regarding the prayer needs of the ministry
  • Request a prayer card with specific details about the person for whom you are praying


That the Lord would raise up a harvest of workers from within our local churches and communities with a passion to help Man Up and Go build families by serving alongside our ministry partners in Africa and elsewhere.


That our team members and leaders would continue to LOVE BIG as they serve the people of Africa and elsewhere with a contagious energy and passion that reflects the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father. For the health and safety of our team members and leaders as they serve alongside orphans, widows, and men in Africa and elsewhere. For strength that they would not grow weary as they battle on their feet and on their knees to defend the cause of the orphan, widow, and family.


That our ministry partners, pastors, and their wives might stand strong in the face of spiritual opposition, government red tape, community resistance to change, and lack of financial resources. (Contact us for more specifics or view Our Impact with links to our ministry partners.)


For the protection and provision of all children that we have been called to serve, some of whom while not yet orphaned may be living with only one parent who is either sick or dying. Please pray for the health and safety of both the parent and the children.

You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

- Psalm 10:17-18

For the widows we serve who, due to a lack of resources, may be considering abandoning their children. Please pray that the Lord would meet their needs and provide the necessary resources to care for their children and keep their families together. That the Lord would convict the global church of its responsibility to care for the orphan and the widow in their distress and in so doing break its heart for both of them.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families . . .

- Psalm 68:5-6


That the Lord would convict all men everywhere who have abdicated their responsibility to lead their families; pray that through proper instruction, they might be equipped with the necessary skills to effectively lead, provide for, and protect their families. Pray for the Muslim converts to Christianity who we serve in Uganda, many of whom have been shunned by society, ostracized by family, and often forced to flee in fear for their lives.

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

- Hebrews 13:3

GIVE monthly to the Ministry

Without the generosity of others, our ministry doesn't exist. Since we believe that God owns everything, we are convinced that good stewardship of His resources is paramount. Should you choose to give regularly to the ministry of Man Up and Go, please know that we will handle your gift with both care and excellence, as unto the Lord and for His glory alone (1 Cor. 10:31).

Champions of Man Up and Go desire to see Less Orphans and More Families around the globe, and it takes money to fund this noble enterprise. Jesus explicitly taught to be generous and use "unrighteous mammon" (i.e., money) to bring people into His kingdom (Luke 16:1-13). By giving monthly to this ministry, even if it’s just $5/month, you are participating in work that has eternal merit, and for that we are sincerely humbled and grateful.

  • For one-time gifts, please follow the instructions on our DONATE page 
  • For recurring gifts or to sponsor a child, please contact us here: 727.266.0226

SHARE the Ministry with Others

  • Commit to being a Man Up and Go Social Media advocate by regularly sharing our emails, YouTube videos, tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, Instagram photos, and anything else we put on the world-wide-web
  • Commit to sharing our printed material currently available, including prayer cards, bookmarks, and our ministry catalog; contact a Ministry Support Coordinator and request yours for free: 727.266.0226
  • Request a Home Party Host package, to include:
    • Copy of Man Up and Go the movie
    • Ministry materials to hand out
    • Tips on programming, African culture, food, and dress for your party
    • Invitations for your party
  • Organize a public screening of the Man Up and Go the movie 
  • Request a Man Up and Go staff member or Board of Directors member into your civic organization, church, work, school, etc, to share about our ministry and initiatives