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Yesterday’s Webinar Now Online: Global Church to Church Orphan Care Partnerships

Yesterday’s webinar in now live on the Alliance website:  Journeys of Faith: Guiding Principles for Church Global Orphan Care Partnerships. It features Beau Fournet of Watermark Church and Amanda Cox of the Faith to Action Initiative.  The initial +/- 25 minutes of the webinar provide broad information on the value of partnering with local churches […]

Earthy Expertise and Kingdom Goals

It’s always inspiring when individuals with special skills applying their acumen for things of eternal value.  A particularly “sweet” example of this crossed my radar this week.  Agriculture experts from Plant Sciences, Inc (based not far from me here in CA) have teamed up with other businesses to bring world-class ag science to the rich […]

Local Stories as Orphan Shabbat Campaign Poised to Launch

Last year, more than 1,000 local churches held Orphan Sunday events, and this year we are excited to join with our Jewish family to launch Orphan Shabbat.  Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning.  How will you lift a torch for the orphan this year? We did the “Day in the Life of […]

Stepping Up for Fatherless Boys

I recently finished Dennis Rainey’s new book, Stepping Up.  I’ve already ordered another copy for a young man I’m mentoring, and I anticipate I’ll work through the book’s insightful and well-crafted chapters with many others over the years to come as well.  It’s simple yet compelling, issuing a call to biblical manhood that I believe […]

NCFA Adoption Factbook V Released

We noted recently that the National Council for Adoption’s (NCFA) National Conference is just around the corner.  It’s also worth noting that NCFA’s Adoption Factbook V has recently hit the streets.  The Adoption Factbook represents one of the best sources of adoption research and statistics available nationwide.  Like past editions, the newly released Adoption Factbook […]