The CAFO Blog

Orphan Sunday Award Winners

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Each year, hundreds of volunteer coordinators help churches, ministries, and individuals to make the Gospel and God’s true character visible as they explore and respond to His heart […]


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 […]


Being the Leader is Fun…Until it’s Not

“Follow the Leader” is kind of a mediocre game.  I mean think about it.  Red Rover, Red Rover is SOOOO much better even though it’s been banned from most playgrounds for safety reasons (which, come to think of it is EXACTLY why it is so much better).  Duck, Duck, Goose is also better.  So is […]


“No Matter What” Love

Dogs are the best.  We leave Dogs for 8-10 hours during the day, return home, dump a scoop of dried horse meat in their bowl and they treat us like we are the best living creature to ever exist on the planet Earth.  It’s really great to have someone believe this about you.  Dogs personify […]


What Matters Most? A CAFO2018 Manifesto

The great blessing of our era is also its great curse: boundless choices.  We feel it almost always, that tug and yank every-which-way. Sometimes the possibilities sparkle: Great new app for my phone? New restaurant? New fitness plan? At others, they overwhelm. Which school is best for the kids? Would a different church be better? […]


Research Finds Significant Adoption & Foster Care Engagement in US Churches

Lifeway Research last week released findings of new research on American churches with the headline, “Adoption, Foster Care Commonplace in Churches.” The research found that about 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year. “Foster care appears to come naturally for churchgoers,” concludes […]


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