This post is to encourage Foster and Adoptive parents. On May 4 and 5, thousands of foster and adoptive parents, orphan advocates, students, pastors and leaders from every U.S. state and more than thirty nations will converge at the 2017 Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit, hosted this year at Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Their ultimate goal: to see Christians rise as the answer for kids in foster care and orphans worldwide.
There is no better learning opportunity for adoptive and foster parents and those considering it. Likewise, nonprofit staff, pastors, and lay leaders committed to serving vulnerable children in the US and globally will also find rich workshops, connections, potential partners, resources and more.
The CAFO Summit began in 2004 when a small number of Christian leaders expressed a shared sense that God desired to rouse his church to care for orphans – and was calling them to “leave logos and egos at the door” and join in unified efforts to grow this vision. Now in its 14th year, more than 2,000 participants last year come together for the annual two-day symposium, developed by the Christian Alliance for Orphans, and has become the national hub for what Christianity Today has called, “the burgeoning Christian orphan care movement.”
This year’s plenary sessions will feature some of the foremost orphan movement leaders from around the world. The theme – “Justice & the Inner Life” will dig deep into the choices and practices critical to sustaining work of justice and mercy for a lifetime. Returning for his fifth Summit, is five-time Grammy Award winning musician, Steven Curtis Chapman, who has this to say: “How can you not look at Summit and see there’s definitely a movement of God going on?”
If you're an adoptive or foster parent, or considering it, and want to be surrounded by those that will support and connect with you, there is no better place to be on May 4+5, in Nashville!
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