WANT TO BUILD A CULTURE OF ORPHAN CARE IN YOUR CHURCH?

The imagery of a human body is consistently used throughout Scripture to illustrate the identity and activity of the Church – how the people of God relate to one another and function together. Some are hands and some are feet. Some are fingers and some are toes. Some eyes and some ears. (1 Corinthians 12:14-20) In essence, we’re not all called to do the same thing, but we’re all absolutely capable of doing something. That’s the Body of Christ.

So how do we effectively communicate the "everyone can do something" message to our church? How do we engage everyone from the student to the senior citizen in caring for the orphaned and vulnerable? How does that message influence the structure and strategy of our ministry?

This resources explores why we don’t simply want to lead a peripheral orphan care ministry that a few people in our church are involved with, but rather want to work towards establishing a culture of orphan care that everyone in our church has a role to play in. It highlights key principles to consider and provides practical tools, real-life models and implementable “next steps” for you and your leadership team.

THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OUTLINED IN THIS GUIDE INCLUDE:

1. Building a Culture of Discipleship

2. Reinforcing the "Everyone Can Do Something" Message

3. Moving from the Peripherals to the Core

4. Developing a Holistic Ministry Culture

5. Charting a Clear Path of Ministry

I hope this resource can be a valuable help to you or your leadership team as you identify the opportunities you have before you and set your strategic priorities moving forward.