RESOURCES FOR PASTORS
Pastors, consider taking a few weeks in your pulpit ministry to preach a sermon series on the Biblical view of foster care and adoption. Below are resources through the EVERY CHILD Foster & Adoption ministry to help you plan and prepare. Bookmark this page as new content will be added regularly.
Why it's important to consider a foster/adoption sermon series:
Sermon Series Kits
Below are a variety of resources to help you learn, plan and prepare your sermon series including messages and content shared by Pastors Andrew Hopper and Tony Merida. Additional resources include articles, success stories and videos which are all categorized.
"Chosen" Sermon Series
By Andrew Hopper, Lead Pastor of Mercy Hill Church
By Tony Merida, Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Imago Dei Church
By Dennis Thurman, Associational Mission Strategist at Haywood Baptist Association
By Joel Stephens, Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Hopewell Baptist Church
Ordinary Book Chapters
By Tony Merida
Pastor Tony Merida wrote the book Ordinary to help show Christians that we can shake the foundations of culture, not through extraordinary acts, but through every day, ordinary acts - like showing hospitality and caring for the vulnerable. In order to see things happen that have never happened before, Christians must do what Christians have always done. Christians need to become more ordinary.
Chapters two and three are available below for your personal use. Chapters taken from Ordinary by Tony Merida, copyright © 2015, published by B&H Publishing Group. Used by permission. If you would like to purchase the whole book, you can do so here through Lifeway or anywhere books are sold.
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