This Article Covers:
- Who we are
- Guiding Principles for Partnership
- Roles of Implementing Partners (IP)
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Who We Are
CarePortal is a connecting platform, created, owned and supported by The Global Orphan Project.
The mission of The Global Orphan Project is to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce, and the love of Jesus.
Guiding Principles for Partnership
We are guided by the model depicted to the right, which we call the Circles of Care. The child is always at the center of our efforts. We believe that what is best for every child is a loving family, wrapped around by a local church. For this reason, we focus entirely on building the capacity of local churches, so they can provide effective care for children and families in crisis. We also establish on-ramps for businesses, individuals, and people who care, all included in the outer Community ring of the circle. The local church connects directly with the child or family in need. Partners must embrace this model when implementing CarePortal.
Collaboration is critical:
No single organization can do this work alone. It takes a fierce commitment to collaboration to make long-term impact.
We are ecumenically minded:
We promote unity in and among the Church (the body of Christ) and seek to build a network across denominational and socio-economic lines. While CarePortal is open to the support of other faith-based organizations, The Global Orphan Project exists to help Bible-believing Christian churches care for vulnerable children and families in their own communities. We believe that God, Jesus & Holy Spirit are One and Jesus is the answer for everyone’s deepest needs. CarePortal was developed as a ministry tool to help accomplish the mission of meeting needs, making personal connections, and establishing meaningful relationships within and beyond the community of Christfollowing believers.
We recognize that financial resources are necessary to operate any organization. We believe that God will provide for the work He asks us to do. It is our responsibility to be transparent with finances and good stewards of what we have.
Roles of Implementing Partners (IP)
The role of a Regional IP is to equip churches to serve vulnerable children and families by connecting them to local child serving agencies through the CarePortal platform. Every community must have one Regional IP to deploy CarePortal. This involves two key roles.
Ambassador: engage churches, develop pastors & leaders in this space, and raise funds to sustain their ministry. Ambassadors serve as the primary contact for each church in their network. Regional
Manager: training and relationally supporting all platform users, including serving agencies and other networks of churches. The Regional Manager is the operational glue that holds the region together.
The Regional IP must be able to employ the Regional Manager and Ambassador (could be the same person) and receive financial support from churches and other sources to sustain their ministry.
The role of a Network IP focuses specifically on recruiting and supporting a network of churches. Network IP’s are trained and supported by the Regional IP and serve as the primary point of contact for each church they bring to the network. This involves one key role.
Ambassador: engage churches, develop pastors & leaders in this space, and raise funds to sustain their ministry. Ambassadors serve as the primary contact for each church in their network.