The CAFO Blog

A Report By Church Leaders, For Church Leaders

Throughout the summer of 2018, CAFO’s National Church Ministry Initiative conducted a series of interviews and surveys with 30 leaders of Member Churches from across the country representing a variety of church sizes, regional contexts and ministry structures. The following summary report, along with the corresponding infographic (access below), provides a high-level overview of the […]


Gospel Coalition: How Foster Care Became a Christian Priority

The Gospel Coalition today released a compelling article on the growing church engagement in foster care seen across the U.S:  How Foster Care Became a Christian Priority — Just in Time.  The article by Sarah Zylstra captures the sweep of the history and what is happening today more fully than any article or research to […]


Kale Chips and the Foster Care System

There is a troubling movement afoot at my house, and I’m reaching out to you all for help. My wife, out of her deep love for our family and her desire for us all to live long and happy lives, works hard to introduce us to healthy food.  I genuinely appreciate this. If left to […]


Air1 and KLOVE Raise a Call for Foster Care & Orphans

This weekend, Air1 and KLOVE took to the air for kids in need of families – highlighting the Bible’s call and how ordinary people can make a difference. You can catch the recording and article now on the KLOVE and Air1 websites:  Foster Dad Says, “You Never Outgrow The Need For A Family.” As the […]


Rule Your Technology…Or It Will Rule You

What do our personal tech habits have to do with ministry?  Little.  And far more than we often imagine. We can still run a nonprofit…serve on a board…foster or adopt – even if our use of screens is a bit out of hand. But over time, there may be nothing that will more profoundly shape […]


The Power of Promises in Foster Care

“Do you promise?” Three words, that when spoken by a child, cause discomfort to creep into the heart of a parent.   I think when most of us make promises, we intend to keep them. However, there are always lots of mitigating factors that can change things, right?  I mean, yes I plan on taking you […]


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