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  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Orphan friendlychurch

    1. 1. Becoming and Orphan Friendly Church Andy Lehman
    2. 3. Adoption & Foster Care overview <ul><ul><li>Hosts FosterCare & FosterAdoption training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>@ church (2x/yr) –helps families in licensing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched an Adoption Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17 children helped funded to be adopted </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$15,000 in fund helped mobilize $125k in adoption funding </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold annual Adoption/Foster Conf – 500 people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waiting families – “wait well” with friends </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mom’s Night Out – for adoptive/foster moms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foster Care small group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Adoptee birthmother support group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Adoption & Foster Care overview <ul><ul><li>Host “Heart Gallery” of waiting children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides “Respite Care/Relief Care” network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre & Post-Adoption Care resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.empoweredtoconnect.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Karyn Purvis (author, the Connected Child) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.tapestry.irvingbible.org </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Host a “Heart Gallery”…
    5. 6. What can happen in just 1 year?
    6. 7. Open Arms Calvary Church, St. Peters, MO <ul><ul><ul><li>Started adoption support group for waiting families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Held Adoption/Orphan Care Expo (conference) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launched Church Adoption Fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted “Heart Gallery” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures of “waiting children” in foster care system </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will travel throughout St. Louis area until each child has a family in the St. Louis area </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Outreach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting baby supplies, clothing & school supplies for foster children </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foster Care Prayer Vigil </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kim Smith (636)939-4343 ext. 1250 or OpenArms@CalvaryMidRivers.org </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Coffee for a Cause <ul><li>Create shop @ your church </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally conducive to talk orphans </li></ul><ul><li>Think Missionally. Act Intentionally. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.gobena.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://vimeo.com/7673568 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Just a little makes a difference!...
    9. 11. Your Church + Indigenous Church… India Liberia Ethiopia Honduras Ukraine Zambia
    10. 13. 1 st United Church – Gridley, IL <ul><li>mission trip </li></ul><ul><li>letter-writing rel’shp </li></ul><ul><li>engage Sunday school kids </li></ul><ul><li>$40 allowance, $20k+ </li></ul><ul><li>Transport van, desks/chairs, feeding program, curriculum, etc. </li></ul>
    11. 14. Overview… <ul><li>Inviting You!...engaging the Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We firmly believe that the only way we can change kids' lives eternally is by engaging the US church and the indigenous church to come alongside the needs of orphan children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider 3 year commitment to sponsor/”adopt” one specific orphanage or orphan care initiative (Ukraine, Zambia, India, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yearly Mission Trip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team of up to 12-15 people visit an orphan care initiative/facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prime opportunity/synergy – US church, local church, and the children…. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VBS & work projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letter-writing / Skype interactions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly letter writing to 1 or more specific orphan children you sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype web cam feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financially support CCP ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>financially support the indigenous program and mentors (in country staff) that will do the year-round, daily mentoring and discipleship. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 16. Adoption Grants/Loans & Church Adoption Funds
    13. 17. Adoption Funding Solution Tools <ul><li>Direct Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Interest-Free Loans </li></ul>
    14. 18. How does an “Adoption Fund” fit with your church mission/vision? <ul><li>Evangelize the lost </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption is evangelism at its core... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Edify the saved </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put faith in action; develop relationships/support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Minister to those in need </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Millions of orphans trapped b/c of financial barrier </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Be a Conscience in the community </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As Church is involved, the community will see Jesus is alive and working in His people (Matt 5:16) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 19. Top 3 common ‘barriers’ & their solutions… <ul><li>Barrier: Church staff “plate is already full” to administer fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Alliance partners can manage/facilitate the Fund & carry the administrative load on behalf of church, using mutually agreed upon criteria (reviewing applications, accounting, donor receipts, disbursing funds on behalf of adoption, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Barrier: Church feels uncomfortable/awkward approving/denying their own families (viewing financials, etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Alliance partners can provide all the screening, reviewing, approving/denying as a ‘partner’ on behalf of the church, using mutually agreed upon criteria for those decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Barrier: Adoption Fund is unfamiliar territory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Alliance partners have passion, and expertise in adoption funding processes, maximize stewardship, use existing grant/loan procedures, IRS approved, ECFA approved (establishes financial integrity & avoids recreating the wheel) </li></ul></ul>Administration of Adoption Funds for Church at no cost to Church or Fund!
    16. 20. Iriving Bible Church (video) http://vimeo.com/4140197
    17. 21. Adoption Funding Tool <ul><li>Help a WIDOW & ORPHAN! </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative tool to remove financial barrier </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A team fixes up a widow’s home </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renovation provided for free to widow (donated labor & construction materials) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship donations help fund adoption expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How does this help fund adoptions? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% of donated sponsorships are used for adoption expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disbursed as Adoption Grant & Adoption Loan (thru Lifesong) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 22. Video <ul><li> http://vimeo.com/6483710 </li></ul>
    19. 23. Specific Ways to be an Orphan Friendly Church
    20. 26. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church <ul><li>Approach key leader with your vision </li></ul><ul><li>Identify passionate families to join you & dream together </li></ul><ul><li>Determine your channels (focus) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Establish leadership structure & proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Launch ministry </li></ul>
    21. 27. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church… <ul><li>Approach key leader with your vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the right leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cast Vision of ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>videos, Pwrpt, Field of Fatherless, the One Factor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>might not “get it”, but don’t let it discourage you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>talk with other church ministry leaders who DO get it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ If it ain’t no, then go…” </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 28. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church… <ul><li>Identify passionate families to join you!... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No “lone-rangers” to be sustainable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Likely people you know who would love to give time & talents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adoptive parents, foster parents, adult adoptees, social workers, counselors, teachers, missions ministry people, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gather: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pray through specific scripture & specific kids by name </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>140+ million orphans: what has to happen to ensure all know Jesus? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you had $1,000,000 – what would you do with it? What about $1,000? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#1 priority? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 29. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church… <ul><li>Determine channels of ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orphan Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption (domestic & international) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster Care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a largely unmet need to date? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ adoption” naming– false perception </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>existing church/ministries locally where synergy? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current mission trips, rel’shp w/ crisis pregnancy ctr, missionaries you know, child welfare workers, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 30. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church… <ul><li>Plan Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Begin with end in mind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where would we like to be in 3 yrs from now? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t stop praying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For Orphan Care, Foster Care, Adoption: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical needs? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Assistance? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Awareness, Recruitment? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support (post-adoption, placement, etc)? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 31. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church… <ul><li>Passion & discouragement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Respond in God-honoring ways when your passion may not be made a priority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be thankful for small steps, and careful not to complain “don’t get drunk on whine” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If your leadership even gives slightest opportunity, take it joyfully and be a faithful steward of that opportunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>** One of most vibrant ministries in country operated first 2 years withouth “pulpit time” and no budget </li></ul></ul></ul>
    26. 32. Steps to Launch Orphan Ministry @ Your Church… <ul><li>LAUNCH!.... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Church Worship Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sanctity of Lifes Sunday - January </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Foster Care month – May </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Adoption Month – November </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orphan Sunday – November 7 th , 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tips: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tandem with a Church-wide project: shoe drive, school supply drive, prayer vigil, etc. (get EVERYONE involved, esp kids) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn what works. Don’t be afraid to change. Build on successes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do small things with excellence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep Praying </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 33. Beauty out of Ashes… <ul><li>http://vimeo.com/8036445 </li></ul>
    28. 34. What can an 11 yr old kid do?
    29. 35. www.kidscaring4kids.org

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