The Churches Role in the Orphan Crisis
6 KEY VALUES OF ORPHAN CARE THAT EVERY CHURCH CAN ACCOMPLISH
Open your eyes both locally and globally. Pray for orphaned children, care for them, and make a place in your heart – and, Lord willing, in your home – for them. Study Scripture and know God’s heart for the orphan.
Rely on the local church as God’s answer for the orphan. Create orphan care ministries in your church that give everyone the opportunity to engage. Create partnerships with churches worldwide, affirming solutions from indigenous churches.
Prevent children from becoming orphaned through advocacy, HIV care and treatment, and general health and welfare efforts toward family reunification when appropriate.
Help with relief and focus on long-term solutions that are sustainable and holistic emphasizing education and community development.
Affirm the family as the best place for the healthy growth and development of a child and promote adoption as God’s idea for the health and healing of a child.
Negotiate ways for mobilizing ordinary people to become part of the life of an orphan. Not everyone can or should adopt, and not every child is eligible for adoption, but every person can care for a child who is vulnerable or orphaned.
This one-session video-based study could change your world, starting with your heart and extending through every dimension of your life. It will open your eyes to the unseen needs of orphans and vulnerable children that surround you. It will challenge you to act on what you learn, and in the process, it will redefine your faith.
This DVD-based study is action oriented. As you begin, be ready to:
- Think – about things you may have never considered.
- Do – things in Jesus’ name you’ve never dreamed of doing.
- Rely – on your small group and church to help you get started.
It is our prayer that what you learn about God’s heart for the orphan will change your life forever. Better yet, it is our prayer that what you learn about God’s heart for the orphan will change the life of an orphan or vulnerable child forever.
DVD contains video teaching session and reproducible study guide and resources.