"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:27
Not everyone is called to adopt, but God has called all Christians to orphan care. Our ministry at CFBC details options & provides opportunities to be faithful to that calling.
We primarily do that through monthly meetings at our church that highlight various topics within orphan care, and usually feature a guest speaker. At each meeting we have resources available, and provide opportunities to get involved. These meetings are open to the community, free childcare is provided, and 1.25 training hour for foster/adoptive parents is available for each meeting!
Additionally, we have a smaller Orphan Care support group that meets monthly. This group is made up of families who are either currently in the process of fostering/adopting, or have recently completed that process. We meet in a home and are able to discuss more specific, confidential issues in an interactive way; always seeking guidance from the Lord by studying the Bible together.
Below is a list of some more ways that CFBC is providing Orphan Care to our community:
- PRAYER!!!! We have both public & confidential options for specific prayer.
- Meals - we provide meals to our foster families as needed
- Education - our monthly meetings help to educate us on the local needs that we can meet, and provide options to meet those specific needs
- Tangible Needs - requests can be made for specific items needed by our foster/adoptive families, and our network of families work together to share resources and try to meet those needs
- CFBC Mission Trips to orphanages and high-risk locations
- Serve Saturday in April reaches out to local foster families
- We host foster/adoption informational meetings for prospective foster parents
- We can assist someone seeking to become a babysitter or respite care provider
- November is National Adoption Month, and CFBC celebrates by featuring books on adoption in our library, and collecting specific donations for local foster families.