Church Ministry Essentials

Building an Everyone Can Do Something Culture
in Your Foster Care and Adoption Ministry

A 10-module e-Course on Strategically Rallying Your Church
Around Caring for the Orphaned and Vulnerable

Virtual Classes held on Wednesdays, October 7th – December 16th

The Church Ministry Essentials virtual experience will introduce you and a cohort of 10-12 others over ten weeks to multiple leaders from around the country representing decades of experience.

Whether launching a new ministry, leading an existing one or working to mobilize churches in your community, their practical insights along with the principles and practices found in the book, Everyone Can Do Something, will help you build a framework to discover, implement and sustain your next best steps no matter where you are on your ministry journey of foster care, adoption, family support and global orphan care.

We are committed to helping you build relationships with other passionate people on the same journey as you. Therefore, we are only accepting up to 12 individuals into each cohort. Those leading a church-based ministry you will be placed in a cohort together and those working from the agency/organization side to engage and equip churches will be placed in a separate cohort. Fill out the application below to reserve your spot!

  • Select "church leader" if you are you actively launching or leading a ministry in your church. Select "organizational staff" if your job at an agency or organization is to engage and equip churches. You will be placed in a leader cohort based on your selection.
  • If you are not sure of your membership status, select "unknown" and email to inquire about your membership status.
  • If you a church member, select your current membership level. If your current level is unknown, select "unknown" and we will verify in our database.
  • OVC Essentials is not a prerequisite to participate in Church Ministry Essentials.
  • More Than Enough Essentials is not a prerequisite to participate in Church Ministry Essentials.
  • Your registration covers up to two members. Each additional member (over two) is $25/each. Please list names and email addresses of all team members (other than yourself) so we can include them in all course communications.
  • Next Steps

    Once you (and/or your group) have been accepted and added to a cohort we will send you an invoice for the total registration fee (based off of membership status and # of participants). You will also be asked to purchase the course textbook, "Everyone Can Do Something" for each participant. If you have any questions please email

Questions? Email