Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Webinar: The Unadoptable Orphan

Alliance Webinar Series
The Christian Alliance for Orphans Webinar Series is designed to help individuals like you create and grow effective adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry in local churches.
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The Unadoptable Orphan 201: Octopi Care

Millions of children globally live without the love and nurture of parents. Yet adoption, whether local or international, is currently available to only a fraction of these children. Standing for these children includes efforts to remove barriers to adoption and to grow a culture of adoption in the church worldwide. Yet Christians also can play a vital role today in the lives of children for whom adoption is not currently an option. Approaching this vast and complex need requires more than a single approach. Rather, we must begin to think like an octopus with many arms reaching out in a broad variety of ways, custom designed for each culture and crisis.

At Summit VIII, Kimberly L. Smith led “The UNadoptABLE Orphan 101” workshop. This well-received workshop left many hungry for further steps on how to care for orphans for whom adoption is not currently possible. This webinar will summarize the first workshop and go deeper into the question, “What does the ‘true religion’ of James 1:27 look like when adoption is not an option?” This webinar will be an excellent resource for both churches and individuals seeking to discover their unique “arm” in Octopi Care for some of the world’s most at-risk orphans.
Presenter:  Kimberly Smith, Make Way Partners
                  Pastor Kim Ryan, North County Christ the King Church

Date:  Wednesday, July 25, 2012             Time:  2:00 PM Eastern
Each 60-minute webinar in this series will give local advocates access to the knowledge and experience of top Alliance member churches and organizations nationwide, covering key topics on adoption, foster care and/or global orphan care.  Every webinar will be hosted by a local church orphan ministry and co-presented by one or more national experts on the subject matter.  This pairing will deliver a combination of specialist information and resources alongside a “here’s how it works in a real church” perspective.

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