The CAFO Blog

The Little Story that Makes the Big Difference

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday and its foster-focused expression, Stand Sunday.  What began in a humble church in Zambia will echo in more than 90 countries this year. The growing reach is amazing.  But just as beautiful are the individual stories.  It’s one teen in Kentucky…one pastor in Mexico…one mom in Minnesota…one dad in Uganda […]


So, We Did Orphan Sunday. Now What?!

Orphan Sunday, and its counterpart Stand Sunday are unique opportunities set aside every November for churches around the country – and around the world – to recognize God’s heart for vulnerable and orphaned children and call their people to respond in a variety of ways. While your church may choose to recognize Orphan Sunday on […]


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 […]


CAFO2018: The Rare and Beautiful Fruit of Unity

Each morning, my five kids and I read a passage of Scripture and discuss it over breakfast.  We enjoyed John 17 yesterday alongside our oatmeal, and camped out on the words Jesus prayed for everyone who would come to follow him over the centuries. Jesus’ yearning desire was this: “that they may be one as […]


Building an “Everyone Can Do Something” Culture at Your Church

The goal of your church is not simply to start a peripheral ministry a few are involved in; it’s to establish a foundation culture of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children everyone has a role to play in. An environment where it’s understood that while we’re not all called to do the same thing, we’re […]


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