The Flight Plan Series offers boys and young men a definition and vision of manhood that can help them to make wise choices during their teenage years and beyond. It frankly and authentically discusses a number of issues they will face, including friendships and peer pressure, drinking and drugs, girls and dating, puberty and sex, and school and family relationships.

What does it mean to be a man?

Too many boys are growing up without knowing what manhood really means. With clear, candid teaching, the Flight Plan series explains what true manhood is and what it looks like in a boy’s daily life—addressing peer pressure, puberty, grades, dating, and much more.

Flight Plan is packed with biblical principles and practical advice on what it means to follow God as a pre-teen, a teenager, and a man. To help you make the most of the Flight Plan books, you can also download a discussion guide. The free PDF includes key verses, discussion questions, and suggested activities to help your son or student think through Flight Plan and live it out.

The Seven Virtues of Manhood

At PDS, we want every boy to learn what it really means to be a man. That’s why we wrote The 7 Virtues of Manhood, which walks boys through each of the virtues and shows them what the virtues look like in daily life — at school, with friends, at home, and with God.

Flight Plan

Flight Plan - Your Mission to Become a Man

To equip boys as they grow into men, PDS spent the past 20 years developing Flight Plan, a clear, candid guidebook that unpacks what godly manhood is and what it looks like in daily life — in peer pressure, puberty, grades, dating, and more.

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Building Boys with Spiritual Habits

Train Your Boys to be Real Men – Men of God

At PDS, we love boys. In fact, it’s our mission to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man (1 Corinthians 10:31 and Luke 2:52). We teach boys that real wisdom, stature, and favor come from knowing and following God. And, we have learned over the years that while PDS and the local church play an important part in the development of a boy’s spiritual development, the most impactful place for spiritual development is the home.

For more information about the Building Boys, Making Men program, contact:


“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,


“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

Groups Pastor, BridgePointe Christian Church, East Providence, RI; Dad of 3


“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 Ehrman

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


“It's hard to imagine a more essential subject confronting the church today than training boys to be humble, mature, and Christ-like men. Praise God for this resource that thoughtfully and wisely points young men to the hope found in Jesus and the truth in his Word.”

Matt Rogers

Pastor, Professor, Author, and Dad of 5


“Flight Plan is a foundational resource on manhood. It equips readers to intentionally engage the vast array of uncertainties that come along the transition from boyhood to manhood. This book is immersed in biblical truths that will lead to transformative work both spiritually and practically.”

Michael Davis

Teaching Pastor, Downtown Church, Memphis, TN

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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for 75 years.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

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Memphis, TN 38111


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