We have decided to call this ministry “Homes for Hope.” Since everyone’s involvement would be different, we didn’t want to call it adoption ministry or foster care, since there are so many ways to help. We also did not want to single out the children we would be helping by calling it orphan care or something like that. For when a child comes into a home, their status has now changed from an orphan to a member of the family!
Essentially, we are dedicating our homes to be environments of hope. Whether you are planning to help through domestic adoption, international adoption, foster care, respite care, or financial support, all of our homes will be uniting to provide hope to children all over the world.
Mark this date down: Thursday, Feb. 25th @ 6:30 we will have a Homes for Hope info meeting in the Fellowship Hall of North Side. After a brief overview and update on some specific items as a large group, we are going to provide you the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions in which you can focus on specific content (domestic adoption, international adoption, foster care, respite care, and financial support). We will have workers from many institutions as well as families who have traveled down this path before you to provide you with a wealth of information. When you leave this meeting, you will walk away with a packet full of information and clear next steps for your family. We will also provide you with a support network and some assistance as you address the financial and logistical issues.
Make sure to attend this meeting. We will have nursery provided. The meeting should last @ 75 minutes but you will have plenty of time and talk with different helpers of this ministry afterwards to help answer your questions. Help us get the word out about this meeting. I have been amazed at how many people outside of North Side have requested assistance, so invite them to this meeting as well. This ministry is meant to assist the entire Body of Christ to make orphan care simple.
Can’t wait to be a part of changing the world with you one child at a time.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.