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.
75% of foster parents remember someone from their care team sharing their faith within the past 30 days.
88% of foster parents felt that this program at least somewhat caused them to view Christian churches more positively.
71% of foster parents feel that this program enables them to be better foster parents.
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.
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:
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)
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
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.