Join the Movement

We help you and your church  serve children and families impacted by foster care, kinship care and adoption.

ALLIANCE PASTORAL ENGAGEMENT
To all Pastors and church staff . . . THANK YOU!

We know that you are serving Jesus’ church so selflessly and sacrificially and you are doing many incredible things in our community. We understand that you have a lot on your plate and so many things are competing for your time, energy and attention as you strive to shepherd your flock, make disciples, and love and serve those around you.

“The entire arc of Scripture describes how God goes to extravagant lengths to move towards hard and broken places to pursue His people.”

Jason Johnson

We say it this way “INTO THE STORM.”

As you live out the Biblical call to love your neighbors and make disciples, we are here to help you strategically serve children and families impacted by the foster system. 

We will not all do the same thing but we can all do something!
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Mike Kraft, Director of Pastoral Engagement, is your guide to understand the crisis and mobilize your church with opportunities to serve.

How We Serve You and Your Church

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. 

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 share about the crisis and ways they can serve. Churches often share from the stage and host informational meetings.

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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 help you find your piece. Alliance Prevention Network, Babysitting Collaborative, KinMart, GrandMart, Caring for Caseworkers, Build a Bed and many more ways to mobilize your church to serve those impacted by the foster care system.

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, Alliance Prevention Network 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: Building caseworker kits, foster family kits, meeting needs through Alliance Prevention Network, hosting a parents’ day out and prayer.

READY TO PLAY YOUR PIECE?
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Mike Kraft

Director of Pastoral Engagement

MEET WITH MIKE
Connect with a pastor who understands the unique challenges of your role.

As a local pastor and leader of our Pastoral Engagement team, Mike, is here to serve you and your church. 

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ATTEND A PASTORS GATHERING
CALLING ALL SAN ANTONIO & SURROUNDING AREA PASTORS

We have pastors gatherings throughout the year for Bexar, Comal, Bandera & Wilson counties.

These pastor-led events inform you about the foster crisis in your local context, educate on ways local churches are stepping in to serve and provide you an opportunity to explore how your church can be part of the movement.

Pastors are welcome to also bring key leaders or foster/adoptive/kinship families in your church along with you. Come let us walk alongside you in this redeeming work.

Connect with Pastor Mike Kraft

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