The CAFO Blog

Three Principles to Consider E-book

The goal of your ministry is sustainability, not speed. It’s not necessarily to do many things as much as it’s about doing the right things. The needs of vulnerable children and families are overwhelming and the opportunities to engage are endless. However, as a leader, how do we prioritize the key objectives of our ministry? […]


How to Be a Welcoming Church for Special Needs Foster & Adoptive Families

When families say yes to adoption or foster care, churches need to be ready to say yes to supporting them. As special needs and older child programs are on the rise, this means being prepared to accommodate families affected by disability or complex trauma. Shannon Dingle will share five ways your church can be a […]


Orphan Care Ministry that Lasts: A Pastor’s Perspective on Overcoming Common Obstacles

At every stage in the life of an orphan care ministry, obstacles exist. Creating a long-term, sustained ministry to the fatherless is difficult. Drawing from both his own church’s ministry and the experiences of others, Pastor Daniel examines common challenges to a vibrant ministry. The webinar will address various topics, including: engaging church leadership, Orphan […]


The Safe Families Model

Learn about a transformational alternative to foster care that makes the homes of local Christians and their church community the center of care.  This model now serves more than 1,000 youth in the Chicago area each year, and is now being replicated by Alliance organizations and churches in seven states. Presenter:  Dr. David Anderson, Lydia […]