The majority of urban men in their upper twenties grew up without their birth father and struggle with identity, purpose and relationships. This brings generational destruction with no end in sight.
Break Free engages men in the global Hip-Hop culture and provides Spirit-empowered communities, a new gospel-vision and discipleship to restore healthy families and churches.
How we Started
While breakdancing with a group of men in a Melbourne YMCA, Michael Swalley responded to the call to launch what would become a worldwide outreach.
Michael found that practicing the unique art of breakdancing with these men broke down emotional barriers and built trust. He listened as they confided in him. The stories all had a common theme: fatherlessness and a negative church experience.
Having struggled and overcome the same experiences, he found himself in the middle of a sizeable Hip-Hop community that needed his gifts.
He then embraced a new vision: Holy Spirit energized communities worldwide, healed from their fatherlessness, and creatively and boldly advancing the kingdom.
Since that moment, Michael has led the charge to see Break Free established in seven international cities.