“You are called as a church body to be aware of the foster care world
because only you can bring the One who makes all things possible to an impossible world.
And foster care is an impossible world."
What if your church cared for one abused child?
What if that one child embraced the gospel?
What if that one child’s biological family chose Christ over addiction?
What if that one child allowed Jesus to heal their wounds instead of escape their pain through drugs and alcohol?
What if that one child had a healthy marriage instead of continuing to allow people to abuse and neglect them?
What if that one child brought up godly children who served the Lord?
What if… ?
The Restore Network Partner Churches
Scripture mentions caring for the vulnerable over 2100 times. We read that God defends the fatherless and that He calls His people to reflect His heart. James 1:27 makes it very clear: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
The Restore Network is a group of local churches who work together in response to God’s call to care for vulnerable children and families. We engage the foster care crisis with wisdom, compassion, and prayer as we recruit foster families, adoptive families and support teams.
Partner Churches in the Restore Network are distinguished by:
1. Participation — There is high personal participation in the mission to foster, adopt, and support throughout the church. This includes foster and adoptive families, members of support teams, and volunteers participating in events.
2. Culture — Caring for vulnerable children and broken families goes right to the heart of the church. Building and maintaining that culture is helped by the Restore Network’s monthly worship elements, periodic videos, trainings, etc.
3. Generosity — Supporting the mission of the Restore Network financially is a budget priority each year, as is the willingness of the church and its members to give generously when special needs arise.
4. Leadership — In addition to the pastor or church staff, someone has been identified as a Restore Network Champion who participates in Network meetings, promotes the Network to the church, and serves as an advocate for the church to remember her calling.
For More Information:
To become a partner church, contact us. We have a versatile presentation that we can bring to your congregation, and we can discern together how your church can get involved. We recognize that each church is different, and we are excited about that! Together, we can make a difference.
Click here for a list of partner churches.