Are you interested in becoming a foster parent?
There are several upcoming Group Preparation and Selection (GPS) classes for Winter 2014! If you have been praying about how you can get involved in foster care, please make plans to attend one of our foster care orientations at one of the following locations:
Church of the Highlands – (Birmingham, AL)
1. Monday, December 2, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Grants Mill Theater
2. Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in Grants Mill Highlands Kids Auditorium 1
Gardendale First Baptist Church - (Birmingham, AL)
January 26 at 6:00 p.m.
The Church at Brook Hills - (Birmingham, AL)
January 16 at 6:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church Trussville - (Birmingham, AL)
February 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountaintop Community Church - (Birmingham, AL)
February 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Cottage Hill Baptist Church - (Mobile, AL)
4255 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36609
January 21 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
We ask that you please register before coming to a GPS orientation.
Church of the Highlands: Meeting 1 begins on February 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Gardendale First Baptist Church: Meeting 1 begins on February 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The Church at Brook Hills: Meeting 1 begins on January 30 at 6:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church Trussville: Meeting 1 begins on February 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountaintop Community Church: Meeting 1 begins on February 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Cottage Hill Baptist Church: Meeting 1 begins on February 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
After participating in an orientation, you can enroll in a GPS class at one of the locations. For more information concerning the orientation or GPS classes, please email Christy Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-967-0811.
Lifeline is excited to be partnering with several different churches to provide opportunities to serve in foster care. We are currently offering Group Preparation and Selection (foster care) classes for families. Please see the page links below to learn more.
For more information about Lifeline’s parternship with Church of the Highlands, please visit the Highlands Foster Care page HERE.
(A special thanks to the Video Production Team at Church of the Highlands for producing this video.)
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
Mountaintop Community Church
The Church at Brook Hills
Gardendale First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Trussville
Mountaintop Community Church
About the Lifeline Foster Care Program
Lifeline has joined forces with other local agencies, churches, and the Department of Human Resources to recruit, train and license foster families for children in the State of Alabama foster care system. The need for licensed foster families has become apparent as the number of children needing placements continues to increase. With so few families available to take in children who have been at risk in their birth families’ homes, children are being placed into overcrowded foster homes. This hinders them from receiving adequate care and does not promote the best interest of each child.
Many families have responded to the need for foster families in the State of Alabama, specifically our local counties. Lifeline has continued to see this movement spread and is now working to license and support families from churches throughout the Birmingham area. In this new facet of our ministry, we have witnessed God’s provision of Christian families to meet the physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of children in foster care.
Our commitment to those involved in this partnership is to train prospective foster families, conduct their home studies and licensure, and monitor them once they have children in their homes. Opportunities to work alongside birth families are inherent in foster care, so this ministry reaches beyond the walls of the foster home. For many children who have never been exposed to the Gospel, our foster parents are the hands and feet of Christ on a daily basis.
Even if you feel you are not equipped to foster a child, please know that there are countless opportunities for you to aid children and foster families through this ministry. Whether by taking a meal, giving foster parents the night off, or donating a car seat, your acts of service will be greatly valued by those receiving them. We have found that support and encouragement are absolutely vital ingredients for the success of this program.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster family, or for more information on future trainings, please email Christy Harmon at email@example.com or call 205-967-0811.