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East Texas Conference on Adoption, Foster and Orphan Care

One vibrant indicator of the growing orphan care movement are the quality regional conferences across the US that inspire and train for adoption, foster care and global ministry.  One that looks especially compelling in early 2014 is the East Texas Family Conference on Saturday, February 1 at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX.  While […]


“Zambia’s Gift to the World” Releases

I couldn’t be more thankful for the remarkable work that God has crafted in the film “Zambia’s Gift to the World.”  After many sleepless nights (in some cases, literally) by the creative team, the film officially released this morning. The film speaks for itself.  I’ll just add that I pray it challenges, provokes and inspires […]


Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman Receive Alliance 2012 “Defender of the Fatherless” Award

At Summit VIII, the Christian Alliance for Orphans presented the 2012 Defender of the Fatherless Award to Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman.  Alongside Steven’s famed music career, the couple has championed both in-country orphan care and adoption by Christians long before either topic was much discussed in most churches.  The honor spotlights the deep […]


Steven Curtis Chapman Video Short on the Orphan Care Movement

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the latest Alliance video short.  Steven Curtis Chapman shares how the Christian orphan care movement is like music…as only he could do.  (Of course, you won’t want to miss Steven making music of his own at Summit VIII!)   Steven Curtis Chapman from Christian Alliance for Orphans […]


What’s Your Red Bus?

Few things are more enlivening than seeing students wake to God’s heart for the orphan.  They recognize more than just another great need; rather, they begin to sense how the God of the universe cares deeply for the world’s most destitute, and calls His people to do the same.  In that sense of God’s heart […]


Steven Curtis Chapman Alliance Video Short

In case you missed it, we thought we’d post the great new Alliance Video Short featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, who shares what he sees when churches begin to embrace adoption and orphan care ministry.  As this blog often explores, the transformation that happens goes far beyond the lives of children in need:  it grows our […]