Children’s Ministry is one of the most vital ministries of any church. This workshop will help ministry leaders understand childhood trauma and create a plan of action to empower their leaders and volunteers to serve the kids in their care better.
Join in on a discussion of strategies and principles to help you identify the next steps to take in your foster care, adoption, or global orphan care ministry.
The intersection of church engagement and fundraising can be both incredibly rewarding and complexly nuanced. You are “for” the church – bringing resourcing, guidance, and encouragement. But, you also need “from” them – financial support. If you are on staff at an organization and find your role teetering between this “for” and “from,” then join […]
How do we faithfully preach and teach scripture in a way that accurately reflects the heart of God for vulnerable children and families, affirms the struggle of brokenness, points to the hope of healing, and invites everyone to find their “something” and get involved? If you are a preacher or teacher in your church, come […]
We all believe in the power of the local Church. We also understand the need for parachurch organizations. Healthy partnerships between these two are not merely aspirational. This session will outline key pillars for generous, mutually respectful, and supportive relationships through which congregations and nonprofit ministries can accomplish more together than they could alone. If […]
Gather with other organizational, bridge ministry, and local network leaders who want to dive deeper in conversations about training and equipping churches. Discuss strategies and ideas for working with churches and church leaders to build more effective foster care and trauma informed ministries. If your work involves church engagement, equipping, and mobilizing – this space […]
Making a Relational Investment: How the Church Can Serve and Support Vulnerable and Reunifying Families
There is a growing movement by the Church to advocate for the needs of families requiring CPS intervention. Compared to an agency, the Church has the God-given ability to equip moms and dads with Biblical instruction and support them on a permanent basis. When there is this type of Gospel-investment in the lives of vulnerable […]
Every youth needs a mentor. Many receive mentoring through family, school, or church. Our most vulnerable youth never receive the extra adult attention that can help them thrive. Effective mentoring requires adherence to best practices so that the program is safe, effective, and sustainable. Many churches and nonprofit ministries have incorporated mentoring into their programing […]
How do we help solve problems for vulnerable children and families before they turn into bigger problems? What social, generational and cyclical issues can we address that would help prevent families from finding themselves further down the stream of the child welfare system? Come explore practical principles and solutions for engaging with vulnerable families before […]
Are you on staff at a church and your job is to lead areas of ministry related to foster care and adoption? As church staff you sit in a unique seat few around you can relate to. But there’s a large community of you out there around the country! Join us to connect with other […]