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Building an “Everyone Can Do Something” Culture at Your Church

The goal of your church is not simply to start a peripheral ministry a few are involved in; it’s to establish a foundation culture of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children everyone has a role to play in. An environment where it’s understood that while we’re not all called to do the same thing, we’re […]


12th Gift of the 12 Days of Christmas for YOU!

This year, we’d like to give you “12 Days of Christmas” from the Christian Alliance for Orphans. It’s been an incredible year — we are so thankful for you and all the ways God’s people are rising for orphans around the world! Enjoy these 12 Days of gifts from us to you. On the twelfth […]


6th Gift of the 12 Days of Christmas for YOU!

This year, we’d like to give you “12 Days of Christmas” from the Christian Alliance for Orphans. It’s been an incredible year — we are so thankful for you and all the ways God’s people are rising for orphans around the world! Enjoy these 12 Days of gifts from us to you. On the sixth […]


BBQ, Orphan Care and How Everyone in Your Church Can Do Something

I recently met an older gentleman in Oklahoma. I had just finished speaking at an event for a church and he was catering the food for the night. Part of my message included an appeal to the church to empower every individual member to “find their something” – to understand that we’re not all called to […]


Three Principles for Church Orphan Care Ministry Leaders to Consider

I recently spent time with a pastor in Kansas City. Just eight months prior he had become the new senior pastor at a large, historic, traditional church. One of the first things he learned as he settled into his new role was that the church had spent years investing in an adoption fund – but had […]


Two More Deep Diving Conferences

Alongside the excellent, high-substance conferences we mentioned recently (Together 4 Adoption and Empowered to Connect), two additional upcoming events also touch on deep needs in a deep way. Hope at Home: Get Connected with Real Families, Real Help, Real Hope! will be held in Atlanta, GA on Oct 5-6, 2012.  As the organizers describe, this […]