As discussed previously, it’s my conviction that the single most pressing challenge facing the growing Christian foster care and adoption movement is the need for increased church support for families struggling with challenges of loving children from difficult places. The best work being done on this front is led by our friends Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Monroe, who’ll be playing a key role in Summit VII in both a keynote role and Summit’s Empowered to Connect track.
For those desiring to go even deeper with all that Empowered to Connect offers, the upcoming ETC Conference is a truly powerful two-day conference for adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals. It’s designed to help these individuals better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. Led by Dr. Purvis and the Monroes, this conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others involved in adoption and foster care ministries or services. All of the conference details and registration are available at www.etcconference.org.