“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” — James 1:27
All round the world, orphans are hungry, homeless, voiceless, without hope, without love. And it’s not just a need that exists in a far away place – it’s a need right here at home too. Across America children wait in foster care for a loving family. But these problems can be solved – it just takes individuals who care.
Not all believers are called to adopt or provide foster care, but God has called us ALL to orphan care. For those, there are many other way to get involved. Below are a few practical ways you, your small group, and your family can partner with any or all of these New Vision Ministries during this dedicated time of awareness.
If you have questions or need more information, email Andrea Lee or call her at 895-7167.
Each organization below will be represented at an orphan care ministry fair located in the atrium. Visit each table to learn more about how you can care for orphans and disadvantaged children in our community.
Are you considering adoption? Learn more about the adoption process and talk with those who have walked the journey of welcoming a new child into their forever family.
A service of the TBCH is to certify families to be foster parents for the TN Department of Children’s Services. TBCH staff guide families through the training, placement, and post-placement process.
Connect with others who share an interest in orphan care. Small groups are available for adopting families, foster families, and those with a general interest in orphan care.
CASA trains volunteer advocates who are appointed by the courts to ensure that the rights and needs of abused and neglected children are being attended to while in foster care.
RCFPA’s mission is to care for foster families by providing basic needs and support. One of RCFPA’s services is the Shepherd’s Closet, a clothing resource for foster parents with newly placed children.
Arrowhead Ranch is a long-term residential care facility located in Bedford County for boys aged 10-18 years old. Their goal is to instill a sense of purpose, hope, and direction as these boys grow into young men.
GIRLS Ranch is dedicated to investing in the emotional and spiritual lives of troubled girls and to encourage them to live to their fullest potential. GIRLS Ranch offers weekly support groups with the dream of opening a residential facility in Rutherford County.
Portico provides support and guidance for women who are in a difficult chapter in their lives because of an unplanned pregnancy. Their services include counseling, prenatal services, parenting education, support groups, and abstinence education for teens.
Operation Bless a Child, a ministry of New Vision’s Prison Ministry, enables church members to provide a Christmas gift for the children of incarcerated men and women in Rutherford County.
The New Vision Inner City Ministry ministers to the disadvantaged children in Murfreesboro’s inner city through the Lunch Buddy mentoring program and the LIONS club, an after school tutoring program.
For more information about the worldwide emphasis, go to www.OrphanSunday.org