The church should be a place of refuge for adoptive and foster families in crisis. But practically equipping a church to welcome and care for families in crisis takes intentional planning and sacrificial love. Over the next several weeks, Hope for Orphans is zooming in on specifically what this can look like for your church.
One of the biggest ways a church can care for families is by welcoming their children. Some children—whether biological, adopted, or fostered—will struggle to fit into the routines of church or Sunday school. This can be especially true for children with special needs and for those struggling with the effects of previous neglect or abuse.
In this video, Mary Klentzman provides practical tips and heartwarming stories from her 15+ years of experience serving families affected by disabilities and telling children about Jesus in environments where they feel loved and safe.