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Paperback w/ DVD
57 pages
Nov 2006
FamilyLife Publishing

Launching an Orphans Ministry in Your Church

by Jason Weber & Paul Pennington

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Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,
and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27

If part of pure religion is helping the fatherless, how is the American church doing? With 143 million orphans in the world today, maybe we're not doing so well--until now. Jason Weber with Paul Pennington tells of how God is blessing churches that have started ministering to orphans. Launching an Orphans Ministry in Your Church tells how to do it.

The authors describe three channels for working with the fatherless: through orphanages, international and private domestic adoptions, and foster care and foster-care adoptions. They lead interested individuals through eight steps to start an orphans ministry in their church. They then suggest eight tools to use.

The small book is written in a plain, direct how-to style, but the enclosed DVD provides a short heart-tugging look at what churches can do. The authors suggest that the reader use the DVD to introduce the church leadership to the idea of an orphans ministry and then to use it with the congregation.

The authors provide appendices with verses about orphans, organizational contacts, and a list of church ministries that you can contact. The chapters include a section on potholes so that you can prepare before you hit them, and introduces people who have started ministries in their churches.

This highly practical book may help many children find real homes and real help from the church of Christ. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Do you ever wish your church could have a ministry to orphans, but you donít know how to start? With this easy step-by-step guide, you are given the principles and practical tools needed to launch an effective church orphans ministry. This guide includes a vision-casting DVD hosted by FamilyLife President, Dennis Rainey that will introduce you and your churchís leaders to existing church orphans ministries around the country.