Your church has demonstrated a committed passion to wrap-around and care for local children and families in crisis, and for building a bigger community that cares for kids. Because of this, we know your church will serve well as a Connecting Church for members of the surrounding Active Community to be able to respond to needs. Responders in an Active Community have resources to contribute and are happy to partner with your church to make the relational connection with the family in need. This means your church will be the place and space for meeting the needs in your community. Designating Connecting Churches from engaged CarePortal churches allows for more children and families to be served.
What's Required of Your Church To Become A Connecting Church?
Designate a Family Advocate who will:
- Lead this ministry effort at your church with a spirit of love, service, and community, as Ambassadors of Christ and engage others in your church to be involved.
- Facilitate meeting the need with the children/family in crisis and the Active Community Responder when appropriate.
Commit to meeting the need whenever your church is chosen as the Connecting Church and the resources are provided. This requires access to reliable volunteers and transportation.
Be a registered 501c3 in good standing with a bank account that can accept ACH transfers.
Why Do It This Way?
We are 100% committed to local churches being at the relational point of care for vulnerable children and families, so there is an opportunity to share the love of Christ, in action, and develop an ongoing relationship, which is always the deeper need and opportunity.
We love that there are many in the Active Community who want to help meet the needs of children and families in crisis. We need them! However, we must remain committed to having a local church at the point of care. This approach assures that commitment and will amplify the number of children and families served.
What's In It For Your Church?
Two-way ministry opportunity, centered on vulnerable children in your own zip code, will be brought right to your front door with resources to meet the need.
You will have the chance to demonstrate the love of Christ in building relationships with hurting children and families in your zip code, and with generous members of your community with a heart for kids, whether these wonderful friends are Christians or not.