This is a 6-week class on Theology & Practical Issues of Orphan Care. All Christians are God’s children…God’s adopted children. As JI Packer put it in his book, Knowing God, “Adoption is the highest privilege that the gospel offers” because of the richness of the relationship with God that it begins.
“In adoption, God takes us into his family and fellowship—he establishes us as his children and heirs. Closeness, affection and generosity are at the heart of the relationship. To be right with God the Judge [justification] is a great thing, but to be loved and cared for by God the Father [adoption] is a greater.”
We’re then going to explore lots of practical issues of orphan care, like:
- The process of adoption and foster care
- How to think about issues like race, culture, and parenting styles
- How we as a church can support and encourage families who choose to foster or adopt