We help you and your church share the love of Christ with all those impacted by foster care, adoption or kinship care
You are invited to an Alliance Gathering where we engage and equip ministry leaders who share the love of Christ with those impacted by foster care, adoption or kinship care.
Alliance Gatherings are for Pastors, Church Leaders, Ministry Leaders, Foster/Adoptive Parents, and anyone within your church that wants to hear how to strategically engage TOGETHER as the Church and make an impact on the Foster Crisis in our community!
Jocelyn Wilson Church Engagement Specialist
North – Brittany Flournoy, Church Engagement Specialist
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Emily Hlavinka’s Home
Northeast – Alex Wallendorff, Church Engagement Specialist
9:30-11:00 AM @ the Wallendorff home
Registration Link: https://AllianceGatheringNorthEast.eventbrite.com
Jocelyn Wilson (Church Engagement Specialist)
The Alliance Strategy
BUILD THE CORE
Your Church Engagement Specialist will help you Identify families and individuals in your church that are actively serving or impacted by the foster care system. Churches typically discover individuals that can serve as lay leaders of your church’s efforts in this space. For those impacted by the foster care system, gathering your Core allows you to uncover unmet needs and serve your church family.
EMPOWERING CHURCHES FOR THE CORE
1. DISCOVER YOUR CORE
Find out which families in your church and/or community are actively involved in foster care and adoption via email, social media, church bulletins, announcements and community groups.
2. GATHER YOUR CORE
Start with an initial meeting and begin to identify the experiences and needs of one another. Use this meeting to begin forming a database of families involved in direct care as well as those with the desire to serve and assist.
3. SERVE YOUR CORE
Meet the needs of current foster, adoptive and kinship families. Many churches do meal trains, meet tangible needs, prayer, babysitters, lawn care or needed home projects.
GROW THE CROWD
Your Church Engagement Specialist will help you craft unique opportunities to share with your church family the current foster care crisis and ways they can serve both for families in the church and families in the community. Churches often share about the crisis from the stage and host informational meetings to help people find their piece to play.
GET INVOLVED TODAY
1. ACTIVATE YOUR CROWD
Your Church Engagement Specialist will help you share the crisis with your whole church family.
2. GATHER THE CROWD
We help your church do this in a variety of ways through sermons, info meetings, small group presentations, videos and panel interviews.
3. CROWD IN ACTION
Your church family can serve their fellow families in the church through lawn care, transportation, house cleaning, car maintenance, and providing meals and groceries.
SERVE THE FOSTER, ADOPTIVE, KINSHIP COMMUNITY
Your Church Engagement Specialist will connect you with dozens of ways your church collectively and in small groups can serve the foster, adoptive and kinship community that is not connected with a church. You get to take Christ’s love to hurting individuals and families near your church.
A COMMUNITY THAT CARES
1. DISCOVER THE COMMUNITY NEED
Your Church Engagement Specialist will help your leadership identify needs in the community near your church and any training or equipping needed to start serving.
2. GATHER THE COMMUNITY
The Alliance has a variety of programs, projects and connections with local non-profits to help your church mobilize and serve the community. The Alliance can host trainings for those interested in serving: Trauma informed care training, Care Portal Response Team Training.
3. COMMUNITY-WIDE SUPPORT
Many opportunities exist. The key is working with your Church Engagement Specialist to focus ones that fit your church. Some options include: Care Portal Response Team, Parent’s Night Out, Caseworker Kits, Caring for Caseworkers, and opportunities with our collaborative partners such as Vault, SA Hope Center, Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and many more.
Together we can solve the problem through prevention, provision and protection, we can help break the foster care crisis cycle.
It takes dozens of pieces to bring healing to children and families. No one church, person, or family can fill all of the roles needed. It requires an Alliance of everyone playing their piece to bring restoration and healing to families.
Through our experiences, we’ve discovered which organizations are essential in providing support and resources to children, youth and families impacted by the foster care system.
Our goal with this guide is to help you find the right fit for your passion and skill set so that you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of children and families in need.
Connect with an Alliance Engagement Specialist
Play your “piece” and contact us today!