How to Help Without Hurting

This week the Alliance hosted the first in its monthly webinar series for church orphan ministries.  The series is designed to help individuals like you create and grow effective adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry in local churches.

You can watch the webinar “How to Help without Hurting” here.  Alongside other practical advice, presenters Elizabeth Styffe and Kay Warren put forward a strong argument for always rooting care for orphans in 1) the local church and 2) in adoption (whether local or international) to the fullest extent possible.

All Alliance organizations would affirm these principles in theory, but there is often vigorous debate over how to implement them, particularly amidst the vast need and complex situations in much of the developing world.  We invite you to add to this conversation with a response post here, whether of affirmation or respectful disagreement…