Church Ministry Essentials Course: Building an Everyone Can Do Something Culture in Your Foster Care and Adoption Ministry

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Whether launching a new ministry or leading an existing one, this course will help you in two primary ways:

    1. To build engaging and impactful internal ministry structures in your church while…
    2. …simultaneously engaging the community around you in more effective and sustainable ways.

While there is no “prescription” to ministry – what works sometimes doesn’t work all the time, and what works for one church might not for another – the goal of this course is to present principles and practices you can explore, adapt and contextualize most effectively in your own unique church and ministry setting.

Perhaps above all, this course will provide a framework for you to discover, implement and sustain your next best steps no matter where you are on your ministry journey of foster care, adoption, family support and global orphan care.

What’s Inside:

Dynamic video teaching from leading practitioners

Each module is anchored by video-conference teaching segments led by some of the country’s best church-based ministry practitioners on various aspects of launching and leading effective OVC based initiatives.

Ministry training built around the published book, “Everyone Can Do Something”

This easy-to-read and extremely practical guidebook provides principles and practices for you to contextualize and implement in your church’s ministry. (Purchase here.)

One-page PDF action guides for each module

These simple next-steps guide sheets will help you and your team identify the next steps you can take utilizing what you learned in each section of the module.

Additional resources for learning and growing

You will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the best resources on these particular topics out there – including books, blogs, articles, videos and podcasts.

You don’t have to wonder if your ministry is focusing on the right things.

You can know with confidence.

This course will help give you the clarity and confidence you need to prayerfully set the trajectory of your ministry for years to come. You’ll walk away with fresh ideas, new insights and a renewed sense of hope on this journey of mobilizing your church to care for kids and families.


If you are leading a ministry, you need a great plan.

“But I’m just a volunteer leader.”

“But I’m a senior pastor that has too much on my plate already.”

“But I’m just a staff member and don’t really have the final say on things.”

Volunteer Leaders:

First off, you’re not “just” a volunteer leader – you’re a leader. There’s no “just” in there. You may not be in charge, but your passion and advocacy is highly influential, and there’s so much you can get done. This course is for you.

Senior Pastors:

You’re absolutely busy. We get it. What if we told you that you don’t actually have to lead the ministry, but instead can do a few simple things that make a significant difference, then empower others to handle the rest? This course is for you.

Staff Members:

Does this ministry fall under your department? Someone else’s? What does your involvement need to look like? You’ve got a ton of authority but perhaps not the final say. How do you lead well with all that to juggle? This course is for you.


Ready to gain clarity for your ministry and take your next best steps forward?

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