What does a church partnership look like?
We don’t need new social service agencies, we need to connect kids with good foster and adoptive families through the agencies and systems we already have. Many people would like to help, but do not know how. Kids Belong is about churches coming together to talk about how families can get involved. We, the church, need to simply talk about it! If we talk about it in a coordinated way, we will be more effective than talking about it individually.
Partnering in Kids Belong means participating in Belong Sunday on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
Preach a sermon on the Biblical theme of adoption.
Have the word “Belong” in the title
Talk specifically about the Saturday event at some point
Use provided promotional materials as you are able and fits with your overall promotional style (ie posters, bulletin inserts, videos) throughout April to promote both Belong Sunday and the Kids Belong event.
Invite people to the Kids Belong event, to be held on Saturday, April 25.
At the Kids Belong event, we will hear from foster families, adoptive families, children in foster care. We will hear their stories and try to communicate what fostering and adoption are and how to get involved. Social service agencies will be there and will help people take their first steps toward getting involved should they choose to do so. We will also hear about ways to help supports kids and foster/adoptive families for those who choose not to get involved in that way.