ministry

What a Jewish Child Welfare Expert Sees in Christian Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

The national Faith Angle Forum podcast this week features Naomi Schaefer Riley – an expert on the US foster system who also happens to be Jewish – reflecting on the remarkable rise in Christian engagement in US foster care.   I joined Riley for the fast-moving conversation, which ranged from potential tech-based solutions to foster care dilemmas to the tech-based challenges all parents face today.  The discussion was facilitated by Faith Angle’s insightful host, Josh Good. You can listen here:  Naomi…

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How a Church in Houston is Practically Serving a Largely Forgotten Group of People in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Toni Steere a few questions about ministry and leadership. Toni is the Director of the Legacy 685 Ministry at Houston’s First Baptist Church. Throughout the past ten years, Legacy 685 has faithfully served adoptive and foster families in the greater Houston area as an “outside the walls” ministry!   I asked her four questions, but was particularly blown away by her answer to the first, so I thought I would just…

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Learning and Leading: An Interview With Philip Pattison – Foster Parents Article

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Philip Pattison a few questions about ministry and leadership. Philip is the Founder and Executive Director of Foster the Bay, a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in foster care in the San Fransisco Bay area, as well as wrapping around supporting those families who are. Philip and his wife are also foster and adoptive parents.   Philip serves in the bay area as well as coaches…

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The Special Dangers of Technology Use for Children Who’ve Experienced Trauma: New CAFO Study – Foster Parents Article

The explosive growth of technology brings potential for both great good and great harm for children.  All the more so for kids who’ve experienced trauma and loss. You’re invited to be a part of a first-of-its-kind CAFO study examining the hazards of tech-based dangers for children from hard places.  You’ll also be able to learn from and apply the results of this and other studies at the “Vulnerable Children in a Digital Age” Symposium, immediately prior to the CAFO2019 Summit…

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Air1 and KLOVE Raise a Call for Foster Care & Orphans – Foster Parents Article

This weekend, Air1 and KLOVE took to the air for kids in need of families – highlighting the Bible’s call and how ordinary people can make a difference. You can catch the recording and article now on the KLOVE and Air1 websites:  Foster Dad Says, “You Never Outgrow The Need For A Family.” As the written article describes, “You never outgrow the need for a family.  You may no longer need someone to tie your shoes in the morning, but…

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High School Tennis, Keeping It Simple and Why You Should Have a Ministry Coach – Foster Parents Article

When I was in high school tennis was my life. I tried football in junior high but quit after the first season. I did not enjoy it all. Aside from getting run over by mammoth 13 year olds twice my size I also suffered from severe asthma – I would literally hide an inhaler in my shoulder pads and pull it out while face down in the grass to sneak a puff or two without anyone noticing. Yep. That was…

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