'Making Time' for Self-Care

August 4, 2020 rachelmiley
Developed by Lynn Beckett, LBSW Adapted for blog by Neisha Roberts It’s the age-old conundrum for those named “mom” or “dad” — how do you keep up with all the essential (and some fun) tasks as a parent and still have time to take care of yourself? Research shows that taking a break, rest, or
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Back to School in a Pandemic

August 4, 2020 rachelmiley
Compiled by Jenny Riddle from contributions by Lynn Beckett and Angela Mains In the middle of this pandemic, almost every decision feels like the weight of the world. Lifeline Children’s Services understands that parents across the country are dealing with a myriad of feelings over schooling options this fall. Some parents have no options; some
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Texas Social Worker

July 29, 2020 lifeline
:: Dallas, TX :: Establishes initial contact and provides home study services with prospective adoptive families for Lifeline's Domestic and International programs.
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When Adoption Isn't Possible — (un)adopted®

July 29, 2020 rachelmiley
Excerpt from Image Bearers by Herbie Newell In 2008, on a trip to Zaporizhia, Ukraine, the Lord awoke my heart to the fact that adoption alone could not answer the cry of the orphan. It was in Ukraine that I first met a young girl named Kataya; she was reportedly 15 and desperately wanted a family.
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Texas Social Worker

July 28, 2020 lifeline
:: Dallas, TX :: Social Worker specializing in family education and recruitment in partnership with DFPS in order to provide training, recruitment, assessment, education and advocacy for prospective foster and adoptive families through the state foster care system.
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Lifeline Village Evening Shift Worker

July 28, 2020 lifeline
:: Tuscaloosa, AL :: Responsible for operation and management of Lifeline Village home during evening shift and under the direction of the Program Coordinator.
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One Mustard Seed in Colombia

July 14, 2020 rachelmiley
By Neisha Roberts One would think you’d need a lot of effort in a small amount of time to make things happen in the middle of a global pandemic. But God shows us over and over that the tiny mustard seeds we plant along the way are what make a difference. Since 2016, Lifeline Children’s
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Campaigns & Donor Relations Manager

July 14, 2020 Justin Walters
:: Birmingham, AL :: Consistently engages donors through a variety of platforms and programs and creatively stewards them for their gifts in a timely manner.
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God Is Faithful to Do More Than We Could Imagine

June 30, 2020 rachelmiley
By Melissa, Pregnancy Counselor Many years ago, God branded upon my heart the truth in Ephesians 3:20 (ESV), “to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.”  There are so many great things in this verse. God is able!  He goes above and beyond anything that we
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Orphan Sunday

June 25, 2020 megan
Each year, hundreds of churches dedicate one Sunday to advocate and raise awareness for the plight of the fatherless on Orphan Sunday. Lifeline Children’s Services wants to help challenge and equip churches, pastors, lay leaders, and families to share the reality, communicate God’s call, and find practical ways to respond. Will you partner with us
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Orphan Sunday 2020 Resources

June 25, 2020 megan
All Orphan Sunday 2020 resources can be accessed through the Dropbox share folder or through the links below.  Dropbox Share Folder Promo Video Download Video   Be an Orphan Sunday Coordinator Coordinator Description 60 Ideas for Celebrating Orphan Sunday Lifeline Ministry Overview Lesson Plans Adult Lesson Student Lesson Kids Lesson Prayer Guide 7 Days of
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Celebrate Father's Day

June 19, 2020 megan
God’s Word is clear about the influence and value of a father in the life of a child. We are grateful for all dads, including biological, adoptive, and foster dads. We know that you feel the same, so we wanted to help you celebrate the dads in your church family. We created this video you can download and
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June 16, 2020 Justin Walters
https://lifelinechild.plexaserver.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/02/Stand-for-Orphans_Website-BRoll.mov  
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Families Count

June 12, 2020 megan
Families Count is a family restoration and preservation ministry designed to give local churches a platform to minister to the parents of children who have been placed into the local foster care system or at risk of entering it. Families Count equips the church to engage some of the most vulnerable families in their community
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Statement from Lifeline Children’s Services on Racial Injustice

June 12, 2020 megan
Lifeline Children’s Services is heartbroken by the systemic racism and injustice that plagues our nation. We mourn and grieve for the unfathomable loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others who have suffered and died simply because of the color of their skin. Racial inequality is not a trivial problem to
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Volunteer Family Reunions

June 5, 2020 Justin Walters
  Family Reunions  The Lifeline Family Reunion is a ministry-wide opportunity for adoptive families from all over the country to come together and share in a day of fellowship and fun for the whole family. Hosted bi-annually at our home office in Birmingham, AL, we gather all domestic and international alumni families in one location to spend time with Lifeline staff, meet other Lifeline adoptive families,
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Volunteer Stand for Orphans

June 5, 2020 Justin Walters
  Stand for Orphans  Stand for Orphans is a year-round initiative created for kids, by kids, to help raise money toward the orphan crisis across the globe. Participants raise awareness and support by hosting a stand in their community and selling goods of their choice – lemonade, baked goods, handmade crafts, dog treats, etc. Volunteer to host a stand with your family. Create a fun family activity, teach
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Volunteer Share the Story

June 5, 2020 Justin Walters
  Share the Story Banquet  Our annual Share the Story Banquets are our most highly-anticipated events of the year. These special nights, with each of our partnering communities, allow guests a closer look inside Lifeline’s ministry. The event features dinner, musical performances, inspirational stories, and celebration of what the Lord has done through Lifeline staff, partners, and alumni families. Our guest list ranges from
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Volunteer Golf Tournament

June 5, 2020 Justin Walters
Golf Tournament Volunteer Roles  Lifeline’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament is typically held in May at Bent Brook Golf Course in Birmingham, Alabama. This afternoon event is a great opportunity to reach a slightly different audience of about 150 golfers and celebrities (primarily men) with Lifeline’s mission and heart for serving vulnerable children around the world. This tournament is strongly driven by our National Board President, Doug Acton, and provides our
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Volunteer Spa for the Soul

June 5, 2020 Justin Walters
Spa for the Soul is a time to serve our partners at Pregnancy Resource Centers. Representatives at local centers gather with us for a relaxing day that consists of a devotion, meal, and fun activities. Volunteers for this special annual event will help with set up, clean up, food and drink service, and assist at various stations throughout the event (photobooth, Lifeline information table, etc.). Providing a relaxed and caring environment for our
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