When a group of churches and local organizations start dreaming together about how to help local child welfare transform foster care in a community, often a bridge ministry is born. These ministries navigate the waters between church and state and fill needed gaps in the local foster care landscape. Whether you are part of an existing bridge ministry, or have something brewing in your community, this workshop will expose you to the primary functions of a bridge ministry and the components you should be considering as you grow. Your guides on this journey are experienced leaders helping to run bridge ministries across the country.
(Jason Weber, CAFO; Lauri Currier, The CALL; Philip Pattison, Foster the Bay; Janet Rowland, Project 1.27; Katie O’Dell, AZ 1.27)