God is the defender of the fatherless, and He has called us to serve those in need. The need for foster and adoptive families in North America has never been greater. But the importance of the Church’s participation in foster care and adoption goes beyond James 1:27. The heart of foster care and adoption ministry is centered on compassion for families—biological, foster and adopted.
Ideally, ministry to children affected by illegal drug and alcohol usage, disease and poverty would result in reconciliation. Providing ministry that meets these challenges impacts the whole family. When reconciliation is not possible, our focus turns to the children and support for foster families. A culture for caring in the every church is key.
We believe the gospel is the solution. We are highlighting needs and opportunities and equipping churches to address an issue close to the heart of God.
STARTING A FOSTER CARE MINISTRY IN YOUR CHURCH
With the increasing number of children in foster care (and even more children who should be), it is essential that every church in North America understands the need and how to contribute to the solution.
While more foster families are certainly valuable, there are numerous ways the church can participate in serving children and families in need. Not only do foster care families need support, the biological parents also need love.
Send Relief can assist you in beginning a foster care ministry in your church. There is no better time to start than today.
Creating a Culture of Caring
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