Why Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage
A new focus on the family is changing how Christians care for abandoned and neglected children.
Good News' ministry to orphans was well known; two years earlier, Dudnik had found four street children sniffing glue at a train station. But most orphans don't live in America.
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
“The gospel is about King Jesus establishing the kingdom and making a new people,” says Antholz. “He brings orphans into his family and sets them at his father's table.
Let the Little Children Come Less
Experts debate whether restrictions will save or strangle international adoption.
lost both parents. The “slender bridge between them” is intercountry adoption, said Christian Alliance for Orphans president Jedd Medefind. The State
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| Ed Stetzer. Growing Up in Ministry The grace of Jesus was not just offered to orphans and widows or rebellious pastors' kids; it was for me. | Kristin Duran.
Motherhood is Missional
Motherhood is discipleship, and it's part of the mission.
She was their mother, however, because Jesus caused her to be fruitful and multiply spiritually as she discipled the orphans and children she rescued from slavery and death.
International Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes
Churches continue to rally for orphan care while the State Department addresses global restrictions.
“Christians aren't only talking about how the Bible calls us to care for orphans,” stated ECFA President Dan Busby. “They are truly putting their money where their mouths are.”.
Over 25,000 Ebola Orphans at Risk
Churches join effort to care for vulnerable children who have lost one or both parents in West Africa.
Over 25,000 Ebola Orphans at Risk. In West Africa, the death of parents from the Ebola epidemic has caused a surge in orphans. They are mostly young children age 5 and under.
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village
The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
Some were adopted; others were there through foster care. She told us, “There are orphans right here in Hawaii who need adoptive families. The church really needs to get involved.”.
The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
Only a vibrant inner life can sustain the activist’s soul.
Christians never look more like Jesus than when humbly serving amidst the world's hurt—caring for orphans, battling trafficking, promoting urban renewal.
Pro-Life Christian or Pro-Justice Christian? Yes.
Are Christians supposed to be pro-life or pro-justice? Kelly Rosati shares: we ought to be both.
and to walk humbly with your God”) burn in our hearts as we join God in His redemptive work on behalf of preborn babies, victims of human trafficking, war refugees, orphans, those with
Six Ways Single Christians Can Help the Orphans
You don't have to be a parent to care for children in need.
Opinion | Family. Six Ways Single Christians Can Help the Orphans. Or maybe your particular congregation would be well served by learning about the plight of local orphans.
What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You
Singles are on the rise. Here’s what forward-looking churches need to know.
Serve singles, and recognize that singles often serve without reciprocation. The author of the Book of James encourages Christians to “look after orphans and widows” (James 1:27).
Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)
What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?
Old and New Testaments, the nation of Israel and the Early Church are dutiful in caring for the needy and vulnerable, whether this includes the impoverished, widows, orphans, or others
Are Christians Donating Too Directly to Missions?
When helping hurts the professional helpers.
88%), as well as to choose ministries that do long-term humanitarian work such as caring for orphans (89% vs. 85%) or providing education (76% vs. 68%).
Healing the Horrors of Boko Haram
In Nigeria we saw the light of heaven pierce the shadow of evil.
attacks and tribal conflicts (largely arising from land disputes between nomadic and farming communities) have killed thousands, displaced millions, and created a culture of orphans.