Answering the Call to Foster Care in the Home and Church
About the Book
Foster Care is at the heart of the Gospel. It’s easy to start, highly rewarding, and unlocks spiritual growth you never knew possible!
The fact is, you are called by God to stand in the gap for vulnerable children in your community every day that need hope. You are heroic when you provide a safe home or even just simple supplies to a child that has nothing. To them, you are their hero!
Dr. Bob Griffith and his wife Wendy tell their story of how God started a wave of impact in their church and community when they decided to obey James 1:27 and live out true religion. Through their story of loss, redemption, and miraculous conformation, you will be encouraged to help vulnerable children today and not wait for tomorrow. You will see how through foster care; you will live out the heart of the gospel in a fresh way and learn more about who God is than ever before!
Every church wants to change their city in the name of Christ, but the question is how? The Griffith’s share how a few families stepped out in faith to foster children and their example started a movement within their church. As a result of their efforts, 30% of all the foster families in their county attended their local church. They provide real systems, scholarly research, and solutions used over 10 years that will help churches be a hero in their community through foster care ministry.
The Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) believes that when every church and Christian does something to support foster children, the church will change the world!
About the Author
Dr. Bob Griffith serves as the lead pastor of Christ Chapel, a multi-generational and multicultural church in the Washington, DC suburbs of Northern Virginia.
For three years, Dr. Griffith was the founder and CEO of a faith based non-profit organization called 1Hope Together that brings people together for the cause of foster care support. He has also been an advocate for vulnerable children at local, state, and national levels with his work recognized by Outreach Magazine, K-Love radio, and as promoted from the United States congressional floor.
Academically, Dr. Griffith holds degrees in ministry, leadership, and business. He is a doctoral mentor and has served in higher education instruction for ten years helping adult students learn more about leadership and practical theology.
His wife, Wendy, is an ordained minister, public speaker, and has been used by God to greatly impact the foster care system with helpful policies, adoption awareness, and recruitment.
The Griffiths were awarded the Virginia State Parent of the Year award for 2022 in recognition of their foster care advocacy personally and professionally. Together, they have learned that helping orphans is not only true religion but is also at the heart of the gospel.