Monday, August 26, 2013

Orphan Justice Conference Coming to Chicago Area

There are 153 million orphaned and vulnerable children in the world that desperately need someone to show them the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Learn more about the orphan crisis and what you and your church can do to help these children in need.
The conference includes inspirational training and workshops on raising awareness, developing an effective orphan ministry in your church, waiting children with special needs, and more. The main speaker will be Johnny Carr; celebrated author of Orphan Justice—How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Trinity Christian College
Grand Lobby—Ozinga Chapel
6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL 60463
To register click HERE.

Event Schedule
  9:00 – 10:30 General Session
10:30 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:40 Workshop
11:40 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:20 Workshop
  1:20 – 2:00 Closing General Session

Workshop Options

Developing an Orphan Care Ministry in Your Church
(Johnny Carr, author of Orphan Justice—How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting)
Johnny has helped to develop orphan care ministries at churches throughout the U.S. He will share his experience and expertise on getting started and how to maintain a successful ministry.

Orphan Crisis 101: Be the Solution. Change Your World
(Diane Elliot, author of The Global Orphan Crisis)
The orphan crisis encompasses the globe but looks different in our back yard and around the world. This seminar will take a look at what the crisis currently looks like, what is being done to serve orphaned children, and how we can be part of the solution.

Lifesong for Orphans
(Rich Metcalfe, Program Director for Lifesong for Orphans)
In partnering with over 250 churches in 40 states, Lifesong helps to bring culture changing orphan care to 8 countries – India, Ukraine, Liberia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Honduras, Bolivia and Guatemala. Come and learn how your church can partner in innovative orphan care and establish a cost free way to assist families with the financial expenses for their domestic and international adoptions.

Waiting Children with Special Needs
(Alison Lamsma, International Adoption Coordinator, Bethany Christian Services of Illinois)
There are children all over the world with special needs that are waiting to be adopted. Alison will talk about the types of special needs, the process of adoption, and ways for your church to raise awareness.

Biblical Hospitality through Safe Families for Children™
(Melissa Dykema, Safe Families for Children Coordinator, Bethany Christian Services of Illinois)
Safe Families for Children™ is a program designed to help parents facing a crisis by providing a temporary home for their children, while they address the situation. Melissa will be discussing how your church can recruit host families for these children in need.

Brought to you by:
- Bethany Christian Services of Illinois  
- Trinity Christian College
- Chicago Alliance for Orphans

For questions contact Bethany Christian Services at 708.385.4889

To register click HERE.

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