fellowship and formation
Inspired by Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, Kapaun's Men unites men in prayer, formation and discussion in order to help us courageously respond to God's universal call to holiness and become better husbands, fathers, leaders and friends. Learn more below.
Why Start a Group?
For too long we've tried to go it alone as men. Because Christ-centered fellowship often requires an intentional framework to allow it to flourish, Kapaun's Men has developed a model to help men accompany other men on our paths to Christian manhood. It's easy to facilitate a Kapaun's Men group.
With high quality print and video content and streaming via Formed.org, Kapaun's Men will help you lead your men along this journey. We currently offer three original video series based on Father Kapaun's life and spirituality, and recommend many other tools to help facilitate your group.
Father Emil Kapaun
Kapaun's Men grew out of a devotion to a heroic priest and chaplain from Kansas who rallied his men during the Korean War. Learn more about Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun and watch our biographical video on his life.
WHO WE ARE
Taking as our model the life of Father Emil Kapaun, a heroic Catholic priest and Army chaplain, Kapaun’s Men are men who are committed to fighting the great spiritual battle that rages around us. We are a band of brothers who do not fight alone. Jesus Christ is our strength and our leader. Father Kapaun is our friend and guide. A true Servant Leader, Father Kapaun epitomized Christian manhood and challenged his men to do the same. We desire to emulate his virtues and so become better husbands, fathers, leaders and friends.
Recognizing that we are stronger together than we are alone, we accompany each other as Father Kapaun accompanied his men. Are you ready to begin your journey? If so, Kapaun’s Men has your back.
“I was really searching at that time for something to latch onto. I found that in going to work 40+ hours a week, chasing after all the kid’s activities, all the volunteering, I was in a rut. I felt like I was just going through the motions, and, quite frankly was looking for friends– a band of brothers – that I could become a part of. Participating in the Kapaun’s Men group has profoundly impacted my daily life and the life of my family.”
Damian / Wichita, KS
"Everyone was in agreement that this is the best study group ever."
Jim / Larned, KS
“It has been amazing to see the effect the Fr. Kapaun’s story can have on men so far removed from Kansas. I grew up hearing about Fr. Kapaun and his amazing life. My North Carolina group never heard of him, but he has captivated them and changed their lives.”
Mark / Greenville, NC