What Do You Need?

At the CAFO2019 Summit you will find a fully immersive learning, worship, and community environment where your heart will be encouraged and growth fueled by thousands passionately pursuing God’s heart for vulnerable children. No matter where you are on your journey, there is something here for you!

Louisville, KY | May 8-10

Find Your People

Discover Connection

You are not alone. Others have faced the same challenge and walked the same road… and they will be at CAFO2019! Come meet others who are working in your field and or living the same journey. Dive into this one-of-a-kind community made up of parents, churches and professionals immersed in adoption, foster care and global orphan initiatives.

Interactive Workshops

Join any of these workshops during your Summit experience.  You can view all workshops or search by focused topic track.

All Workshops

Workshop Tracks

Meet-Ups

We want you to find your people at the CAFO Summit. We’ll be posting specialized meet-ups in the days to come, so stay tuned for those opportunities!

Check out the CAFO2019 Meet-Ups

CAFO Choir

Join the worship choir for Thursday evening general session!  This is a chance for a limited number of attendees to participate on the main stage as part of the CAFO2019 Summit choir.   There will be one practice at 2:30pm – 4:45pm on Thursday, May 9.   Seats are limited so sign up today!

 







    CAFO2019 registration is required for this choir participation.


Feed Your Soul

Discover Rest

Encouragement and Renewal is right around the corner. Summit is full of opportunities for rest, refreshment, and restoration. We meet you where you are, so that you can remain steadfast and vibrant in the long, hard work of justice and mercy.

In Beauty & Brokenness...It Is Well

The theme for this year’s conference is, “In Beauty & Brokenness…It Is Well.”

Together we’ll dig deep into the ways joy and heartbreak, hope and sorrow come intertwined whenever we draw near to our world’s great needs. As we open our lives to hurting children, we experience both the delight of participating in God’s restoration…and “the fellowship of sharing in His suffering.

Praise & Petition

During the Praise & Petition workshop, be encouraged by live worship music while interceding on behalf of others.

View Soul Care Workshops

Be Still and Be Refreshed: Preparing Our Hearts to Receive

Be Still and Be Refreshed:  Preparing Our Hearts to Receive

Many of us tumble into CAFO2019 from seasons of rush and weariness. Join us for an experience of rest, refreshment and preparation before the opening session. This gently-guided time for men and women will include live music, poetry, Psalms and quiet…along with suggested activities and reflection. You’ll be free to choose how best to prepare your heart to receive the good gifts God has planned for you over the days ahead — whether in prayer or thought, journaling, or even a short nap.

(Rachel Medefind, Adoptive/Foster Mom & Writer & Robbie Seay, Bayou City Fellowship & Robbie Seay Band)

This workshop is 45 minutes.

Inspiring Worship

During each General Session we hope you’ll be inspired and encouraged by the musicians leading us this year!

View Musicians & Speakers

Focus Your Mind

Discover Growth

More than 100 workshops at Summit offer instruction from top national experts on topics ranging from marriage and parenting issues, to engaging foster care networks, to growing church ministries, to effective global partnerships. A broad mix of instruction, experiential, collaborative and small group coaching - discover rich content for the beginner or the veteran.

Workshops

Join any of these workshops during your Summit experience.

All Workshops

What's Here For You?

Join any of these workshops during your Summit experience.  You can view or search by focused topic track.

Workshop Tracks

Expert Speakers

Each year, Summit features some of the foremost movement leaders from around the world.
Past speakers have included David Platt, Francis Chan, Lisa Harper, & Eugene Cho…and this year will not disappoint.

View CAFO2019 Speakers

Deep Dive Intensives

Come to the CAFO Summit early  to join a Pre-Summit Intensive!

View Deep Dive Intensives

To Fill Your Hands

Discover Abundance

You won’t leave empty handed! Resources, how-to’s, practical action items, fresh ideas, new partners, must-read books, expert coaching all await you! Come ready to receive tools, help and inspiration that will make a tangible difference when you get home.

Coaching Tables

CAFO2019 attendee can register to attend a FREE coaching table session led by an expert from your area of interest.  Small group conversations will provide wise counsel and personalized guidance. Choose the coaching table topic that works best for you!

View Coaching Tables

Genius Bar

Are you worried you’re not making a great first impression online?

Do you struggle to reach more of the right people so your business or organization can grow the way it should?

Maybe you’ve got a solid list of people who love your brand, but you don’t know how to keep them engaged in a meaningful way.

If this sounds familiar to you, we want to help.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Schedule your free 20-minute consultation and our team will help diagnose the issues that may be holding you back. Plus, we’ll recommend your best next steps to get you back on track to reaching your goals.

Exhibit Hall

Hague & CEU Credits

Register Today!

At Summit, you can expect a fully immersive learning, worship, and community environment where your growth will be fueled by thousands passionately pursuing God’s heart for vulnerable children.

Summit Schedule

Don't miss the opening session at 3:00pm on Wednesday!

Monday, May 6
9am Pre-Summit Intensive
Tuesday, May 7
9:00am Pre-Summit Intensives
Wednesday, May 8
8:30am Pre-Summit Intensives
1:00pm Check In
3:00pm Main Session
4:15pm Workshop
5:30pm Dinner Break
7:30pm Main Session
Thursday, May 9
8:45am Main Session
10:00am Workshops
12:00pm Lunch
1:15pm Workshops
4:45pm Dinner Break
7:00pm Main Session
Friday, May 10
8:30am Workshops
11:00am Main Session

Together we’ll dig deep into the ways joy and heartbreak, hope and sorrow come intertwined whenever we draw near to our world’s great needs. As we open our lives to hurting children, we experience both the delight of participating in God’s restoration...and “the fellowship of sharing in His suffering.

Friends & Family Registration
Until January 2019
Individuals:
$175 General
$125 CAFO Members
Groups: 10+
$170 General
$120 CAFO Members
Early Registration
Feb 8 - Feb 28
Individuals:
$185 General
$135 CAFO Members
Groups: 10+
$175 General
$125 CAFO Members
General Registration
Mar 1 - 31
Individuals:
$210 General
$160 CAFO Members
Groups: 10+
$200 General
$150 CAFO Members
Late Registration
April 1 - May 8
Individuals:
$245 General
$195 CAFO Members
Groups: 10+
$235 General
$185 CAFO Members

Thank you to our CAFO2019 Signature Sponsors

Thank you to our CAFO2019 Champion Sponsor

OneMoreChild

Thank you to our CAFO2019 Sustainer Sponsors

Bethany
Buckner
ECFA
lifeline
OCA
Orphan-Outreach
Small-World-Adoption

Thank you to our CAFO2019 Supporter Sponsors

Alabama Baptist Children's Home
Back2Back Ministries
Both Hands
Dave Thomas Foundation
Faith to Action Initiative
Focus on the Family
IHL Group / ROI Initiative
Mercy Projects
Mission Valley Travel
Orbie for Orphans
Ornaments4Orphans
Reece's Rainbow
Replanted Ministries
Safe Families for Children
Show Hope