Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that�s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and �functionally parentless� children. You�ll see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must. Heartwarming, personal...
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Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that�s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and �functionally parentless� children.
You�ll see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must. Heartwarming, personal stories and vivid illustrations from a growing network of families, churches, and organizations that cross culture show how to respond to God�s mandate. The book empowers:
- churches�to plan preaching, teaching, ministering, missions, funding adoption, supporting orphans;
- individuals and families�to overcome challenges and uncertainties;
- every believer�to gain insights to help orphans in numerous ways.
Discover how to
- assist orphans in transition;
- engage in foster care;
- partner with faith-based fostering agencies;
- become orphan hosts.
Along with their families� adoption stories, Merida and Morton give steps for action and features on churches doing orphan ministry, faith-based children�s homes, orphan-hosting groups, and other resources.
Rick serves as the discipleship pastor at Temple Baptist Church. He and his wife, Denise, played an integral role in the cofounding of Promise 139, an international orphan-hosting ministry based in Hattiesburg. In addition to local church ministry, Rick has spent more than a decade as a college and seminary professor. <P> Currently, he serves on the faculty at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as an associate professor of Christian education; and before joining the faculty at NOBTS, Rick taught on the faculties of both Bryan College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. <P> He
Tony Merida (Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) is Teaching Pastor atTemple Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS and adjunct Ministry-Based Faculty at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Faithful Preaching: Declaring Scripture with Responsibility, Passion and Authenticity
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