Church Ministry Essentials
Building an Everyone Can Do Something Culture in Your Foster Care, Adoption and Support Ministry
Church Ministry Essentials is an immersive learning experience that will introduce you to the principles, practices and people you need to take your next bests steps forward in foster care, adoption and family support ministry.
Get access to 10 modules (1/month) from March-December 2021. Subscribing late? No problem. We’ll catch you up.
HOW IT WORKS
Each month get access to a new module of church ministry related content that includes trainings, resources, coaching and more.
The material is self-paced but you can anticipate 3-4 hours/month of time if you are fully immersed in the whole process.
THIS COURSE IS FOR
All church ministry leaders including pastors, staff, volunteers and advocates are welcome to participate!
AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
What to Expect Each Month
Your subscription unlocks the door to resources and relationships that will help you and your ministry grow.
Proven Ministry Principles drawn from
“Everyone Can Do Something"
This easy-to-read and extremely practical guidebook provides principles and practices for you to contextualize and implement in your church’s ministry no matter where you are on the journey.
Deep-dive resources and action guides
for each module
Supplemental resources and strategic guide sheets will help you and your team identify the next steps you can take utilizing what you learned in each section of the module.
Dynamic Video teaching content from
Each module is anchored by video-based teaching segments led by some of the country’s best ministry practitioners on various aspects of launching and leading effective Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC)-based initiatives.
Group coaching & cohort discussion groups every month
Each month you can participate in a specialized coaching session as well as on-going cohort discussion groups with other leaders and practitioners from around the country.
You don’t have to wonder if you're focused on the right things.
You can know with confidence.
Each monthly module will help give you the clarity and confidence you need to set the trajectory of your ministry for years to come. You’ll walk away with fresh ideas, new insights and a renewed sense of hope on this journey of mobilizing your church to care for kids and families.
Leading Teams and Volunteers
The sustainability of your ministry is only as strong as the team that’s leading it. In this module you will explore various dynamics of building and leading a ministry team as well as the unique complexities and opportunities that come with managing volunteers.
The Gospel is our “Why”
The words we say are important; so is how we say them, when we say them and to whom we say them. In this module you will explore how to communicate the gospel with clarity and conviction as you disciple those in your church to move towards hard places and broken people.
Everyone Can Do Something
We’re not all called to do the same thing, but we are all capable of doing something. In this module you will explore how the theology of the Body of Christ is central to the “everyone can do something” message and strategy that helps people find their “something” and act on it.
Communities of Support
No one can walk this journey alone. In this module you will explore various aspects of community – from creating safe spaces centered around shared experiences for foster and adoptive parents to building practical and tangible systems of support around them.
The extent to which your vision will materialize is largely dependent upon how well you plan. In this module you will explore principles of strategic planning and goal setting that can be contextualized into your unique ministry setting.
The Holistic Continuum of Care
Churches can often default into a “silo” of ministries. In this module you will explore how many justice, mercy and hospitality-oriented ministries are on some level interconnected — all part of the same continuum – and how to most effectively address them at different intersecting points.
“More Than Enough” Movement Building
When it comes to big problems, real and lasting solutions require all of us working together. In this module you will explore how collaboration with others can result in maximizing resources, optimizing your efforts and impacting the lives of children and families better together than you can apart.
Trauma-informed Children’s Ministry
There’s kids in your church that have experienced trauma. In this module you will explore the impacts of trauma, practical tools for staff and volunteers working with children in your ministry who have experienced trauma and a plan of action to create safe, welcoming and fun environments for all.
Engaging Globally, Applying Locally
There’s a direct correlation between your church’s global missions and local ministry efforts. In this module you will explore best practices of global engagement – from short term missions to forming strategic partnerships – and explore what the local application is to your global engagements.
Strategic Soul Care
The work of justice and mercy will inevitably be short-lived if sustained by passion alone. Ultimately, vibrant ministry springs from healthy souls. In this module you will explore principles and strategies for cultivating a vibrant inner life rooted deep in Christ for yourself, your team and the families you serve.
Learn, grow, and connect through a step-by-step process.
Each month you will have the opportunity to dive into video lessons, supplemental reading assignments, next-step exercises, small group coaching and cohort discussion groups. Here’s what to expect with each module each month:
Week 1 & 2
Access opens to all module content for the month
On the first of each month all the content you need will be unlocked and ready for you to dive into. This part of the month is self-paced – go through the material as quickly or slowly as you would like. You’ll continue to have access to this content through December 31st (unless you purchase a LifeTime Access subscription).
Small Group Coaching
During this part of the month you will have the opportunity to participate in small group coaching session facilitated by Jason Johnson. You will RSVP for a specific time slot and come ready with questions to ask and ideas to discuss!
Cohort Discussion Groups
Following the small group coaching sessions, each participant will have the opportunity to “keep the conversation going” in a peer discussion group. These will be self-initiated by course participants. For those who want to participate, contact information will be exchanged so that connections and relationships can continue to be forged and grow among like-minded counterparts doing similar work around the country.
Learn from the Best
Fostering Family (Houston)
Fostering Hope – Hope Church (Las Vegas)
DR. SHAREN FORD
Director of Foster Care and Adoption
Focus on the Family
Mosaic Church (Orlando)
Director of Family Recruitment
CK Family Services (Dallas)
Director of Church Ministry Initiatives
Director of Foster Care Initiatives
Director of Training
Director of Foster Care and Adoption
Traders Point Church (Indianapolis)
Director of the Applied Research Center
Foster the Bay (California)
Director of Legacy685
Houston’s First Baptist Church
Renaut Van der Riet
Mosaic Church (Orlando)
READY TO GROW YOUR MINISTRY?
Starting at $10.99/month
Monthly Charge -
December 31, 2021
SPECIAL LIFETIME ACCESS
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of Church Ministry Essentials for life.
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rate - subscription expires
December 31, 2021
Starting at $19.99/month
Teams up to 4.
Annual discount available.
Subscription expires December 31, 2021.
This course is FREE for Champion Church Members.
Free access for current Champion level church members plus their team. Subscription expires December 31, 2021
Not yet a CAFO Member?
Non-CAFO members may still take the course for $119.
But, we would also encourage you to explore all the benefits to membership in CAFO.
Still have questions? Here are some answers.
If your questions are not covered below, please contact us here.
Who is this material for?
- Church leaders
- Organizational leaders that engage and equip churches in their communities
How exactly does the subscription work?
Once you register you will receive a confirmation and information on how to access all 10 modules of the content at once. Everything will be housed together and easy to access.
Can I share the content with my team?
Yes! We highly encourage you to walk through the content with your church or ministry leadership team, or simply those who you are working with to start or lead a ministry.
Can I post the content or share it publicly?
No. We ask that you keep it amongst yourself and your direct team. If others beyond that would like access we ask that they register.
What is the time commitment?
The content is designed to be self-paced immersing you in the learning process, while still fitting into almost anyone’s busy schedule.
How do the coaching group sign-ups work?
Simply follow the prompts on each module page and we will find a time that works for everyones schedules!
Are classes live? Do I log in at a specific time?
No, all the video lessons from module content are pre-recorded, allowing you to watch them whenever is best for you.
Will I get direct feedback from Jason Johnson?
Yes, if you schedule a coaching session and come with specific questions to discuss.
How long will I have access to the material?
You’ll always have access to the content once you register.
Do you have a refund policy?
We do not give refunds once you have registered and been granted access to the content.