THE LOCAL CHURCH
Ministry to Vulnerable Children and Families
Fostering Hope acts as consultants and partners to help churches serve vulnerable
children and families impacted by foster care. You don't have to recreate the wheel!
We recognize that each church community is uniquely equipped and is on a distinctive journey.
We work with a church to identify their strengths and to scale a vision that helps create robust ministry.
The process begins by simply scheduling a meeting with a Fostering Hope representative.
At this meeting, we will ask about your church vision and culture and then talk through 3 things:
CULTURAL ACTION PLAN
How to develop a cultural action plan (CAP) that aligns with your church vision and culture. While we have a model for developing a ministry culture, we also recognize that every church is different in its demographic, location, gifting and callings. We explain our model of working with the appointed ministry leader or team to scale a vision for ministry that is tailored to the unique
context of your church.
How to implement the ministry plan. We encourage churches to start slow, simple, and strategic. This is not a sprint! Implementing a ministry culture does not happen overnight. Fostering Hope will walk alongside the ministry team as consultants and partners in implementation. We celebrate wins and learn from mistakes knowing each community is on a unique journey.
How to sustain the ministry plan. Vulnerable children and families impacted by foster care need support over the long haul. It does little good to generate excitement that quickly fizzles out. We will work with your ministry team to sustain your ministry with a view toward generational impact. Since caring for children in need of families is a mark of authentic faith (Is. 1:17; James 1:27), ministry to this community must be sustainable! As long as children exist in our backyard who need safe, supported families, the Christian community must be part of the solution.