Foster Support

Serve foster families as a church

Providing care to the caregivers

100% of foster parents we talked with strongly agreed that they trust their care teams. 

Offering this ministry through your church connects foster families to Christian friends. It makes it easier for foster parents to provide a stable and loving home for their foster child(ren). It provides your parishioners with ways to serve others using the gifts God gave them. And it is life-changing for children who need to know the unconditional love of Jesus. 

 

Proven results

Kingdom Workers Program Evaluation Report, April 2020

Gospel proclamation

75% of foster parents remember someone from their care team sharing their faith within the past 30 days.

Positive views of church

88% of foster parents felt that this program at least somewhat caused them to view Christian churches more positively.

Strengthening families

71% of foster parents feel that this program enables them to be better foster parents.

Here’s how we can serve foster families together:

We know every church is unique in its size, location, history, skills of members, and ministry goals. You might be ready to go all in, or wish to start small. No matter where you're at, we'll work with you to determine how to make a difference in your community and create a sustainable ministry.

Create Care Teams

Care Teams allow your members to come together and volunteer their time and talents to support a foster family near them. Teams can range in size from 2-8 volunteers, and a single church can have multiple teams. Volunteers also receive access to our educational enrichment resources to help them feel prepared. 

Care Team volunteers:

  • Walk alongside foster families to offer support
  • Physically uplift families by making meals, running errands, providing child care, and more
  • Spiritually strengthen families by sharing biblical encouragement, praying for them, inviting them to church, and more

 

Host an event

Events open your church up to the community. They are a great way to establish relationships with foster families in your community so that the gospel message can be shared in a meaningful way. 

Possible church events include (but are not limited to)

  • A summer festival for families
  • Organize a freezer meal distribution
  • Offering up a meeting space for a foster family support group
  • And more! 

Powered by your own people

We know pastors are busy, so our goal is to reduce the amount of time and commitment added to your plate. We'll provide the support needed to help you discover volunteers in your own church. Then we'll equip them with training in trauma-informed care and gospel proclamation so they feel prepared to serve.

Volunteer Role

Current foster support partners

"My husband and I consider fostering a mission field. But to do it we need support. We love introducing kids to Jesus and showing them God's word."

Thalia

Foster parent

“This was such a positive encouragement and help to us. We would love for others to benefit from your program. It made such a difference.”

Tricia and John

Foster parents

“I wanted to do something different and I’ve always wanted to help foster families...I saw this as my opportunity.”

Lisa

Volunteer

Contact us to get started

Donors cover the full cost of the program, so there is no charge to you.

 

 


Meet Kara, our resident expert

Kara Witthuhn is the Foster Support Coordinator at Kingdom Workers. She assists congregations and individuals as they work to support foster families in their community. Before coming to Kingdom Workers, Kara provided in-home parenting education and support services to families involved in the child welfare system.

Additional Resources

More about the Foster Support program

A quick overview on why foster outreach matters and how your church can join the program.

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How to help kids in foster care without being a foster parent

10+ ways you and your congregation can serve foster kids near you.

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