Free eBook: Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care

Why should churches care about adoption? Because Jesus showed compassion to the fatherless and the church is commanded to care for the orphan. In Orphanology, Tony Merida and Rick Morton provide biblical answers to what it means for the church to care for the orphan by:

  • Providing a biblical foundation for adoption
  • Identifying practical steps to lead your church to care for the fatherless

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About the Authors

Tony Merida is vice president of planter development for Send Network and founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC. He and his wife Kimberly have five adopted children and have spoken on the topic of caring for the fatherless frequently.

Rick Morton is senior vice president of engagement for Lifeline Children’s Services, a non-profit organization providing services for vulnerable children and families. He and his wife Denise have three adopted children.