The One Church, One Child Challenge

To Churches

 

One Church, One Child asks each participating church to identify at least one family to adopt a child or sibling group.

 

Why do we ask this of the  Church and its Members?

 

The Church is a place of hope, support, comfort, and social action.   Adopting a child is a way of expressing love, a way of putting faith into action, a way of meeting the very real needs “of the least of these.”  Accepting the challenge of recruiting families to adopt or foster is a ministry completely in line with the principles of faith.

 

What Does the Church Do?

 

The Church's Role

  • Inform members of the congregation of the hundreds of children waiting to be adopted

  • Disseminate adoption literature throughout the church community

  • Provide support (through guidance, counseling, and ministries) to the family once a child or children have joined the family

 

The Pastor's Role

  • Endorse the Program. Agree to allow the church to become an active participant.

  • Select a Coordinator-this is a member or an auxiliary to conduct the program.

  • Encourage members to consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent and make the connection between faith and  

  • Make a commitment to keep the message of adoption before the congregation through sermons, special programs, and allowing the church to be a local  recruitment resource.

 

The Coordinator's Role

  • Fully implement the program

  • Maintain a photo listing of waiting children

  • Disseminate adoption literature

  • Host OCOC information sessions at the church

  • Plan and implement adoption recruitment activities

  • Offer volunteer assistance to OCOC staff

  • Refer or bring interested families to the OCOC for orientation and an application to begin process

 

Sign up today to become a participating church!!

Recommit your congregation to this important work!!

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The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least
of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

 

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.  
God sets the lonely in families.”  Psalm 68:5, 6b (NIV)

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