The CAFO Blog

What was the Heartbeat of CAFO2019? Watch the Keynote

Every talk at CAFO2019 wove together threads of the theme – In Brokenness and Beauty…It is Well.  I treasured each one, coming from so many remarkable people.  We’ll share them all.  Here’s a first – my own contribution to that tapestry.  It explores how pain and joy most always come together, intertwined, whenever we follow […]


Learning and Leading: An Interview With Philip Pattison

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Philip Pattison a few questions about ministry and leadership. Philip is the Founder and Executive Director of Foster the Bay, a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in foster care in the San Fransisco Bay area, as well as wrapping around […]


Learning and Leading: An Interview With Gabe Forsyth

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Gabe Forsyth a few questions about ministry and leadership. Gabe is the Missions Pastor at Mosaic Church in Orlando, FL (a Champion level member church with CAFO) and is preparing to host their second annual Serve the City Conference for the greater Orlando area. He and his wife […]


Learning and Leading: An Interview With Kari Stewart

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Kari Stewart a few questions about ministry and leadership. Kari is the Missions Director at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO (a Champion level member church with CAFO) and the Director of the Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans. She serves families in Fort Collins and […]


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 […]