The first thing I need is pretty simple. I need a name for a new ministry at my church aimed at fatherless boys and young men. My current idea is "The James 1:27 Project." Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (NIV) We are about launch this ministry in a more formal way and I am the primary candidate to lead it. We have several boys who have no living father figure and no positive male role models in their families. A little over a year ago I began working with a young man (13 at the time - just turned 15) whose father and mother died when he was approximately 5 and 6 respectively. There has been a significant positive difference in him and his life since I have been working with him and all I have really done is be his friend and include him in my life. It has been remarkably easy to incorporate him in my life and into the life of my family and circle of friends...even though he knew none of us and we didn't know him before our relationship began. The church has several other boys and young men in similar situations. We are about to make this more formal and start matching solid Christian men with these boys in a big brother style ministry. I want a name that fits the ministry but isn't in any way demeaning to the ones we are trying to help. I am not calling it something as obvious and simple as a Mentoring Program because we have a men's mentoring program that is much broader than this and has a more general mentoring focus and mission,. This ministry is different, so our director or men's ministry wants this to have a unique name. If we use "The James 1:27 Project" , I realize that orphans are only 1/3 of the equation in that verse. But in my church we have done pretty well looking after our widows. Our orphans or fatherless children have fallen through the cracks. Another naming approach I was considering was to name it after biblical examples where a young man or boy is mentored by a godly man and if the boy was an orphan then all the better. Samuel was raised by Eli, but Eli and his sons are not exactly the types of men we want to model this after. Elisha and Elijah might work (Elisha Project?) but Elisha was not fatherless, orphaned or particularly neglected. Then again, maybe that is a good thing for a project like this where I want to avoid making these boys feel like experiments, or someone's attempt to work for Jesus or do their Christian duty. I know we are not inventing this. I have read up on some pretty cool ministries like one in Louisiana for children of prisoners . Your opinions are welcomed and I would love to get links to similar ministries so we can model after successful examples at other churches.