The Church & Foster Care: God's Call to a Growing Epidemic

The Church & Foster Care: God's Call to a Growing Epidemic

by John DeGarmo


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A guide that highlights simple ways churches can engage in life-giving ministry to support foster children and families willing to foster.

With roughly 500,000 children and growing in America's foster care system, the new mission field for the church is clear. The Church & Foster Care shows how to simply engage in life-giving ministry to an underserved community. From real-life situations, foster care parent, educator, and advocate Dr. John DeGarmo lays out why God is calling the church to become involved.

Sharing from the decades of support DeGarmo received from his local church, this book is filled with practical and manageable suggestions on how to meet practical needs while planting seeds of faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563094712
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 796,152
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. John DeGarmo has been a foster parent for fifteen years, and he and his wife have had more than fifty children come through their home. An international consultant to legal firms and foster care agencies, he is also a transformational speaker and trainer. The author of several books, he has also appeared on national television. You can find him on Facebook or at the Foster Care Institute.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13

Foreword 15

Chapter 1 Today's Foster Care 19

Chapter 2 The Dangers Children in Foster Care Face 31

Chapter 3 The Role of the Church 41

Chapter 4 Serving Children in Foster Care 53

Chapter 5 More than Just a Place to Meet 67

Chapter 6 Clothing the Least of These 81

Chapter 7 Celebrating the Child 93

Chapter 8 When Youth Age Out 107

Chapter 9 Being an Advocate 123

Chapter 10 Alumni Stories 131

Notes 143

Scripture Verses for Foster Parents 145

Resources 151

Bonus Sample: Faith and Foster Care 170

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