10 Things That Will Kill Your Church's Orphan Care Ministry: Pt.5

October 10, 2017 rachelmiley
For orphan ministry to be effective, it has to be connected to the overall mission and vision of the church. In elevating prayer, we acknowledge our helplessness and utter dependence upon God. Prayer is something tangible. It is communion with the Most High God. It is the most important work.
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10 Things That Will Kill Your Church's Orphan Care Ministry: Pt.4

October 10, 2017 rachelmiley
With all the possible ways that we can respond to caring for orphans, we have to narrow the focus. Many times, pastors do not outright oppose orphan care as much they marginalize it by their lack of enthusiasm or weak support.
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10 Things That Will Kill Your Church's Orphan Care Ministry: Pt.3

October 10, 2017 rachelmiley
There is no way that an individual local church can really be engaged in local and global orphan care at a high level without help. One of the reasons that churches struggle to engage people in orphan care is the mistaken impression that if you aren’t going to adopt you can’t do orphan care, and often, we subtly reinforce it.
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10 Things That Will Kill Your Church's Orphan Care Ministry: Pt.2

October 10, 2017 rachelmiley
If we are going to call families to jump in and engage the orphan care crisis by adopting and fostering, we have to be ready to support them through our church communities. We need to celebrate the good things that happen in orphan care through the church with the church.
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10 Things That Will Kill Your Church's Orphan Care Ministry: Pt.1

October 10, 2017 rachelmiley
Today’s post begins the series entitled “10 Things That Will Kill Your Church’s Orphan Ministry.” This series is born out of several years of consulting with and observing many churches across America develop orphan care ministries. Over time, I have noticed some common mistakes that cause these ministries to struggle and even fail. Over the next few weeks, I want to share those observations with you in an effort to help and to stir a discussion about the good things being done to minister well in orphan care.
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Disillusioned by Storms in Spite of the Sovereignty of God

September 29, 2017 rachelmiley
Recently, we remembered the 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001. For those of us who were living on that day, we can all remember where we were as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, and the two towers subsequently collapsed. As a nation and as a people, we felt helpless. This year seems
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He Cares

September 22, 2017 rachelmiley
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of
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Capturing the Heart of a Grandmother

September 10, 2017 brianaremkus
One of our wonderful Lifeline partners is a grandmother whose heart was captured by two precious girls who were adopted from China—her granddaughters. She has experienced first-hand, the power of a grandparent’s influence and support in the adoption journey, and she understands that grandparents have the opportunity to become a tremendous treasure in the life
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A Celebration of Beginnings: India

September 1, 2017 brianaremkus
The Master Architect Burdened to adopt from India, the Nichols family attended an informational meeting at Lifeline in 2014, knowing that an international adoption program for India was not yet in existence. But, God was busy behind the scenes, crafting a beautiful story that no one could have imagined. Unknown to the Nichols, Lifeline was
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