BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR ORPHANS

What is Orphan Sunday?

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Ultimately, Orphan Sunday makes God’s true character and the Gospel itself visible as God’s people explore and respond to His heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care, and global orphan ministry.  The Orphan Sunday movement in the US  where local churches across the US have set aside Sunday, Nov 11th as a day to pray for orphans (many have a sermon on orphans, do a meal after church with the donations going to serve orphans, etc.)

This year, friends and partners of Children’s Hope are making a special effort on Orphan Sunday to help orphans by calling attention to the needs of the special needs orphans being cared for in Alenah’s Home in Beijing.  Would you like to be a part as an ambassador and coordinator in your church?

HOW CAN I HELP?

WHAT YOU CAN DO AT YOUR CHURCH

1. 

Call Mary @ 847-323-0331 or EMAIL and say.  I want to be a part.  What do I do?

 

2.

Form a team in your church: friends, family, pastor’s wife and pastor for approval and planning of a special Sunday feature on November 11.

 

PLANNING AND PREPARING

1.  Pray.  Working closely with church leadership, prepare for the inclusion of notices in the church bulletin preceding the special event. 

2.  Facebook, Social Media, Church Website.

3.  Have suggestion for Sunday school materials and small group studies.  Sermon Notes for pastor.

4.  Get approval for a special donation to Alenah’s Home for Special Needs Orphanage in Beijing. 

5.   Show video of Alenah’s Home to church.   Download Video

6.  Appeal for members or church to become a Partner in giving Christian care for orphans in China.  Special collection or  Online.

 

 

 

National Church Ministry Initiative

Church Leader Resources

eBook & Webinar Library

Everyone Can Do Something: Building a Foundational Culture of Orphan Care in Your Church

For ministry leaders that want to build a culture of orphan care in their churches. It offers practical insight and tangible points of application to effectively cultivating an “everyone can do something” environment.

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Three Principles to Consider and Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Launching and Leading an Orphan Care Ministry in Your Church

For leaders launching new ministries or leading existing ones in their churches. It walks through a three-part paradigm for how you can grow and scale your ministry in an effective and sustainable way.

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What’s Your Why? | Articulating a Gospel-Centered, Identity-Driven Message for Your Church’s Foster Care and Adoption Ministry

The most inspiring messages motivate people with a sense of purpose bigger than themselves. They draw out and answer the question, “Why?” Why should I care? What should I sacrifice my time, money and energy to be a part of this? A truly compelling “why” casts vision, reinforces values, motivates people and gives them something bigger than themselves to believe in, pursue and sacrifice for. So how do we effectively communicate the “why” of our foster care, adoption and orphan care related ministry? What is the compelling message of our ministry?

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Building a Discipleship Pipeline | Five Essential Elements of Movement for Your Foster Care and Adoption Ministry

The goal of your foster care, adoption and orphan care ministry is not simply to recruit more people to meet a need; it’s to disciple more people to obey a command. Discipleship is not an event, it’s a process.  But how do we do that in our ministries? What elements of movement are crucial to establishing an effective and sustainable process for moving our people towards caring for the vulnerable and orphaned or supporting those who do?

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Helping or Hurting? | Global Engagement & the Church

Are you involved in leading the global ministry initiatives at your church? Have you ever wondered if what your church is doing is actually helping or hurting? In this resource we discuss 15 essential principles to consider and pitfalls to avoid in your church’s global engagement strategy. We construct a general framework of essential practices for your leadership to work through based on biblical principles and a strong research and evidence base that affirms the importance of engaging global orphaned and vulnerable children ministry with excellence, integrity and humility.

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