USA (MNN) — The Bible is clear about God's concern for the fatherless. A conference is being held for believers who have caught this vision.
The Christian Alliance for Orphans, an affiliate of Orphan Outreach, is holding its sixth annual orphan advocacy conference this April. Over 1,000 Christian orphan advocates and ministry leaders are expected to attend the conference known as Summit VI.
Speakers at Summit VI include John Piper, Al Mohler, Tom Davis, Stephanie Fast, Doug Sauder, Jedd Medefind, and musical guest Steven Curtis Chapman. In addition to hearing these speakers, Summit VI attendees will have the opportunity to attend seminars conducted by groups like Bethany Christian Services and Buckner International to learn more about how they can best help orphans locally and internationally.
"The goal of Summit VI is to help equip ordinary Christians who care about the cause of orphans to establish and grow orphan ministry in their church," says Jedd Medefind, who will speak at the conference.
The two-day conference will discuss the best ways for churches to get involved with orphans in the U.S. through programs like foster care, and how best to help orphans worldwide. For more information on the specific content of Summit VI, click here and view a list of the many breakout sessions at the conference.
Summit VI will be held on April 29 and 30, 2010 at Grace Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The price is $149, which includes conference admission, two meals, conference materials, coffee and snacks. Members of the Christian Alliance for Orphans are offered a special price of just $99. To register, click here.
In the meantime, please pray for the conference.
"Pray that God would stir His church to stand up and be known as a people who care for orphans in their distress and to take in children that have no other options in the world."