SCHEDULE

Thursday - Friday, September 10th and 11th

All times are Eastern

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

Equipping Intensives

All times are Eastern

Join a day full of focused interactive intensives designed to strengthen ministry and families to love vulnerable children well in the season ahead. Either individually or as a team, there is something here for you! Dive into one track or pick-and-choose your sessions.

Suggested Tracks

Leading Forward for CHURCH Ministries

11:00am – 12:30pm
Leading Without a Forecast: Designing for Flexibility
Dave Blanchard, Praxis

1:00pm – 2:15pm
Church Ministry Idea Exchange
Jason Johnson, CAFO

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Compassion Fatigue
Julie Cooper, Trauma Free World

Connected PARENTING

11:00am – 12:30pm
Parenting in an Age of Uncertainty: Overcoming Anxiety — Our Kids’ and Our Own
Dr. Curt Thompson, Being Known

1:00pm – 2:30pm
The Connected Parent: Renewed Hope & Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment with Your Child
Lisa Qualls, Author of The Connected Parent (with Dr. Karyn Purvis)

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Reframing the Journey: Finding a Big Hope in the Small Things
Jason Johnson, CAFO

STRENGTHENING & SERVING Families Amidst Change

11:00am – 2:00pm
Growing Resilience in a Changing World
Dr. Mandy Howard, Samford University and Nicole Wilke, CAFO

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Compassion Fatigue
Julie Cooper, Trauma Free World

Strategic LEADERSHIP Shifts in Unstable Times

11:00am – 12:30pm
Leading Without a Forecast: Designing for Flexibility
Dave Blanchard, Praxis

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Caring for Our Teams in Times of Anxiety
Dr. Curt Thompson, Being Known and Jedd Medefind, CAFO

3:00pm – 4:00pm
The Future of Fundraising
Michael Mitchell, CAFO

Intensive Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Leading Without a Forecast: Designing for Flexibility

Dave Blanchard, Praxis

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parenting in an Age of Uncertainty: Overcoming Anxiety — Our Kids’ and Our Own

Dr. Curt Thompson, Being Known

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Growing Resilience in a Changing World

Dr. Mandy Howard, Samford University and Nicole Wilke, CAFO

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Church Ministry Idea Exchange

Jason Johnson, CAFO

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Connected Parent: Renewed Hope & Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment with Your Child

Lisa Qualls, Author of The Connected Parent (with Dr. Karyn Purvis)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Caring for our Teams in Times of Anxiety

Dr. Curt Thompson, Being Known and Jedd Medefind, CAFO

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reframing the Journey: Finding a Big Hope in the Small Things

Jason Johnson, CAFO

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Compassion Fatigue

Julie Cooper, Trauma Free World

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Future of Fundraising

Michael Mitchell, CAFO

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH

Small Gatherings

All times are Eastern

Today small groups of people across the country and in global networks will be circling up to learn and talk together about transforming the way children and families are cared for in their communities. These small gatherings (both virtual and live), will begin with a powerful simulcast followed by afternoon deep dive tracks.

General Session

11:00am - 12:30pm

Small Matters - Little Things can (re)Make a Life

God sees. God knows. God multiplies. Don’t miss this transformational simulcast plenary event featuring some of your favorite speakers and artists.

Jedd Medefind, CAFO

Peter Habyarimana, World Vision & Adoptive/Foster Dad

Crystal Story and Holly Ballantine, Family & Restoration Testimony

Jason Weber, CAFO

Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends

Sharen Ford, Focus on the Family

Bob Goff, Author

Lunch Break & Local Discussions

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Connection Deep Dives

(Choose from 3 tracks)

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Track 1: More Than Enough “Think Small” Cohorts on Local Foster Care Transformation

Dive into the principles, practices and people of local foster care movement-building in a dynamic interactive experience.  Each section of simulcasted content will be followed by a small cohort discussion (either virtual or live depending on location) designed to explore how foster care movement can grow where you live.

Facilitated by Jason Weber, CAFO and the More Than Enough Team 

Track 2: Global Child Welfare in 2021 - Opportunities to Strengthen Families and Communities

The events of 2020 have undoubtedly changed the needs and opportunities in caring for vulnerable children and families.  Join this interactive, collaborative session to learn from what works in multiple contexts and co-create strategies for supporting vulnerable children and families.

Delia Pop, Hope and Homes

Track 3: Increasing Sustainability through Monthly Giving for Globally-Serving Organizations

How do you build a vibrant monthly giving program that provides long-term health and sustainability for your organization? Specifically designed for global orphan care organizations, this session will explore best practices and a simple process for creating or reinvigorating your monthly giving program. With practical resources, on-the-spot brainstorming, and new ideas you can put to work right away, you’ll leave this session with the tools to:

  • Build a framework for your monthly giving program
  • Identify and invite the best prospects for monthly giving
  • Develop a process for retaining monthly givers through ongoing care and communication
  • Create content that inspires action

Michael Mitchell, CAFO

This session is solely for global orphan care organizations – including executive directors, development or communications staff, and anyone involved in communicating with your champions and partners. 

General Closing Session

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Virtual Prayer Gathering: Lament, Repent, Ascent, Advent

Our world aches.  Our hearts do, too.   But in every moment, God brings new life … first in us, and then through us.  Gather your teams, your staff, or join individually for an important time of guided prayer…. moving through Lament, Repent, Ascent and Advent.    Will you join this CAFO community-wide call for the most important hour of our time this week? 

SMALL MATTERS Registration

Interested in Member pricing? Join or renew today!

CAFO Members

$29 More Than Enough Track
$59 Global Tracks
$59 Fundraising for Globally-Serving Organizations Track

Non-CAFO Members

$49 More Than Enough Track
$79 Global Tracks
$79 Fundraising for Globally-Serving Organizations Track

Thank you to our Signature Sponsors

Thank you to our Champion Sponsor

Bethany
Buckner
lifeline
OneMoreChild

Thank you to our Sustainer Sponsors

Orphan-Outreach
ECFA
connection-homes