(Alpharetta, GA – Jan. 14, 2014) – Life Church International of Duluth will launch its first foster care ministry on Sunday Jan. 19 and hold its first briefings for interested families on Jan. 22 and Feb. 2.
The 1,000 member church will recruit and equip foster parents and volunteers to serve the community’s hurting children. It will host a 90-minute introduction to Christian foster care ministry as part of the state requirement to be a foster parent or respite parent on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kids Church Room. The second meeting will be after services on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Support team volunteers are also encouraged to attend Encounter FaithBridge to learn how they can serve foster children by assisting with meals, materials goods and services, transportation, childcare and more.
Life Church International is located at 4830 River Green Parkway, Suite 200, Duluth, Ga. 30096.
“We are so excited to be joining hands and hearts with FaithBridge to help solve the foster care crisis in America,” said Sr. Pastor Victor Massey of Life Church International. “Working together, we will restore broken lives, families and communities.”
For those interested in becoming certified as foster parents and respite parents, there will be a weekend FaithBridge Foundations training located at Life Church International. FaithBridge Foundations training is an intensive, multi-day event designed to prepare a prospect foster parent for the physical, emotional and spiritual demands of foster care.
Training will be held in Kids church Room Friday, Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Childcare will not be offered at the church during training.
There are more than 7,000 Georgian children in foster care and 313 in Gwinnett County alone without enough families to serve them. Find out how the local church, its believers and the local community can make a difference in the lives of Gwinnett County’s foster children.
This new ministry is in partnership with FaithBridge Foster Care, a Christ-centered, tax-exempt organization intent on changing U.S. foster care. FaithBridge’s strategy is to mobilize, organize and equip local churches and communities to solve the country’s foster care crisis. For more information on FaithBridge, please call 678.690.7100 or visit www.faithbridgefostercare.org.