The mission of IAM.


Idols Aside Ministries is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a Christ-centered ministry that has been serving Central Florida since 2009 and expanded to Western Kentucky in 2017. Our mission is to establish strong relationships, provide continual discipleship and guidance while modeling Christ through sports camps, hunting retreats and educating, encouraging and empowering the body of Christ to reach the fatherless through whatever platform/passion God has entrusted to them.


The Vision of IAM.


To introduce Fatherless youth to Christ through the avenues God has called us to use and to see the body of Christ rise up and do the same!


Sons Without Fathers

A program that offers outdoor and hunting retreats for at risk and fatherless youth. These retreats are held at the Idols Aside Lodge in Central Florida as well as partner properties in Western Kentucky and are an effective way to share the love of a Heavenly Father who longs to know and have a relationship with them. SWF (Sons Without Fathers) was started in 2009 as a program run by IAM Staff and Volunteers and continues to be a powerful tool God is using to reach many fatherless youth. It has now become a pilot model for the body of Christ to use within the local church but can be administered well outside the bounds of sports or outdoor events. IAM is called to use these two specific avenues, but the options are limitless as to what can be used to do as James 1:27 commands us to do “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction…”!

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