Is God calling you to care for orphaned and vulnerable children?
How do you begin to serve and learn right where you're at in life?
How can God shape your soul now so that you can be equipped to love and lead over the long haul?
Let's explore these questions together, we want you to join in the conversation!
Come see what God has in store...
The CAFO Summit began in 2004 when a few Christian leaders expressed a shared sense that God desired to rouse his church to care for orphans – and was calling them to “leave logos and egos at the door” and join in unified efforts to grow this vision. At this annual gathering of foster and adoptive parents, orphan advocates, pastors and leaders from over 30 countries, we explore effective foster care, adoption, family preservation and global orphan ministry.
University students are invited to join the growing movement of Christians responding to God’s call and gathering together to be inspired and equipped to care for orphans with wisdom-guided love.
Join us in Nashville for CAFO’s first annual College Summit: A one-of-a-kind experience for students to embed themselves into, learn from, and make connections in the CAFO community of organizations and individuals, with distinctive and specially crafted elements intended only for our college audience. We hope you’ll join us and see what God has in store!
Friday, May 5 – Student Summit
- $49 Student Summit (Friday ONLY)
- $80 Entire CAFO Summit (Thursday & Friday, see schedule)
Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Student Summit will be a great balance of integration into the larger CAFO community for shared learning & connection while also offering a unique and specialized experience for the university student:
- A student only workshop as well as several other tailored workshops
- Lunchtime focus groups based on your area of interest hosted by experts and professionals
- An added dinnertime session with speaker and music
- Unique opportunities to connect with exhibitors and organizations about internships, volunteering, and other avenues of service
- Main stage speakers addressing a broad array of issues related to OVC care
Jedd Medefind, CAFO President
Brian Fikkert, When Helping Hurts
Peter Greer, HOPE International President
and Many More!
Check In: Name Tag, Attendee Bag, Shirt, and Donuts & Coffee!
Student Only Workshop
Lunch Provided: Optional Focus Groups with Facilitator on Topic/Theme of Choice
Workshops & Exhibitors
Student Only Dinner Provided On-Site with speaker and musical selection