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Loving Kids from Hard Places

We readily acknowledge there are unique challenges that go along with meeting the needs of hurting children and overwhelmed families. However, the opportunity to be spiritual fathers and mothers far outweighs those challenges.

Six Bible Passages on Orphan Care Every Kids’ Ministry Leader Can Use

You can’t read the Bible without realizing that caring for orphans is something that is important to the heart of God. In fact, the word “orphan” is used over thirty times in the Scriptures. Throughout the Bible, God seems to place special emphasis on the care of orphans ...

Is Adoption for You?

“The answer to 168 million orphans in our world can be summed up in two words: family and church. Unless orphan care becomes personal to us it will remain something that’s ‘out there.’” —Kay Warren

Adoption: the Very Heart of Our Father

Adoption is the heart of God. I have always agreed with this thought, but I don’t think I understood it until I adopted my son. For those who have biological children and choose to adopt, the impact of adoption is no less significant than the impact on those who pursue adoption because of infertility. But I believe many of the emotional experiences are different.

Open Your Eyes to Local Children in Need

In James 1:27, the Bible says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (NIV).

Why Every Kids’ Ministry Leader Should Care about Adoption

Adoption has become a trending topic for many churches. I’ve loved seeing how churches of all denominations and demographics have decided to shine a light on the fact that there are millions of orphans in our country and around the world who need families.