Believing that the solution to the orphan crisis is the local church, a group of LBC members began working to form a ministry dedicated to encouraging and praying for and offering training events and resources to families who are adopting or fostering children.
Since Families of Hope began in 2015, they have helped over 250 children and the families taking care of them. Through the Resource Closet located on the campus of LBC, Families of Hope offers clothes, diapers and other items depending on what has been donated. Each family that comes to the Resource Closet is also given an age appropriate Bible or devotional book.
Volunteers are needed to work at the Resource Closet to receive donations, sort and organize donations and assist families who are coming to pick up items they need. The ministry is also in need of those who could offer tutoring to children, especially in high school math.
If you are currently adopting or fostering children, please let us know by contacting the Missions Office at 803.996.8836. We would like to partner with you and serve your family.
If you would like to volunteer with this ministry, click here.
Resource Closet Hours and Information
Monday: 5-6 p.m.
Thursday: 1-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Clothes and baby gear are available for ages birth through teen. Donations can be dropped off at the Resource Closet during its normal hours.
Empowered to Connect Simulcast 2017
Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.
The conference features David Cross, Mandy Howard, Daren Jones, Dan and Terri Coley, Ryan and Kayla North, Casey Call, and Cindy Lee and is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others.
We will be simulcasting this event at LBC in the Fellowship Hall on April 7 and 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. If you’d like to attend this free event, please register using the form below.
*Wee Care for children is now FULL*