July Monthly Focus: Church Initiatives and Partnerships

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
At Lifeline, we believe we already have the answer to the world’s orphan care crisis, and the answer isn’t wrapped up in a new program, or even an old one. The answer has been right in front of us since Jesus gave it to us. The answer is the Church.     Orphaned and vulnerable
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Supporting Adoptive and Foster Families Through the Church

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
When God’s people respond to His command to care for vulnerable children, our churches become an important part of the lives of parents, children, and siblings who are in the midst of the joyous and challenging journeys of fostering and adoption. Lifeline desires to provide resources to churches and adoptive communities with them to help
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Equipped to Love | Supporting Adoptive & Foster Families in the Church

December 9, 2016 rachelmiley
Equipped to Love is a resource to help family and friends support the adoptive and foster families in their church. Because God’s people have stepped out in obedience we have many children in our churches who come into our churches from foster care and through adoption. Churches want to support these children and families well.
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Invite a Speaker

November 1, 2016 rachelmiley
  Lifeline is thrilled to speak at your church, event, home, etc. Contact us at connect@lifelinechild.org to invite a speaker to inform people in your circles about Lifeline. The men above are only a handful of the staff that are available to speak to your group!
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Adoptive and Foster Parent Connect Guide

May 5, 2016 rachelmiley
Connecting with other adoptive and foster parents allow space to build relationships, offer advice, and share the adoption and foster care journey. We’ve learned that newer connection groups benefit from structure and short outlines. This free guide provides all the components needed to start an adoption and foster parent connection group. Included are suggestions for group format, supplies
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KnowOrphans

March 10, 2016
The global orphan crisis is complex. The church’s response should be comprehensive, but is it? In this provocative follow-up to Orphanology, author Rick Morton provides the framework for families and churches to have a gospel-centered response to the growing global issue of orphan care.
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Orphanology

March 10, 2016
Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that’s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and “functionally fatherless” children. In this book, you will see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must.
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Orphan Justice

March 10, 2016
In Orphan Justice, Johnny Carr explores the various ways that Christians can fulfill God’s call to care for orphans beyond adopting.
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The Keep

March 10, 2016
Under the direction of Bishop Aaron Blake and Eric Porter, The Keep provides an online orphan care assessment for churches and leadership training and consultation. There are also ways to request speakers at your church and church leadership conferences. You can take the assessment here: http://keeporphans.org/orphan-care-assessment/
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