Register now for the Together for Adoption Conference 2012
Celebrate the gift of adoption! Join us for the first national TFA conference in Canada to consider how we can serve children without families. You’ll learn about foster care and adoption, parenting children who have experienced trauma, and ways to lead an adoption ministry in your church!
$99 per person
Act fast! Special rate applies only to first 200 registrations. Regular rate is $149.
Special offer: Win a pair of tickets to Together for Adoption Canada!
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If nothing else, are you thrilled to know that you have been adopted into God's family? All believers have an adoption story. Write in to PRAISE 106.5 and tell yours for a chance to win the opportunity to attend this event!
Dr. Moore is the dean of the School of Theology and senior vice-president for academic administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also serves as a preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church. Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including Adopted for Life, The Kingdom of Christ and Tempted and Tried.
Watch Dr. Moore discuss his theological perspective on adoption ● WEBSITE
Bryan is the lead pastor of Fellowship Memphis, a multicultural church ministering to the evolving community of Memphis, Tennessee. Bryan is the author of God on Paper and A Cross-Shaped Gospel as well as a contributing author to Great Preaching. Bryan was recently voted one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders in the U.S. by Outreach magazine.
Watch Bryan Loritts preaching on the compassion of Jesus ● WEBSITE
Phil is an award-winning author and speaker known worldwide for his humorous yet perceptive outlook on life. He is the bestselling author of twenty-five books, including Laughing Matters, I Used to Have Answers . . . Now I Have Kids, Making Life Rich Without Any Money and Family Squeeze. Phil has an adopted brother and the issue of adoption is close to his heart.
View clips from a presentation by Phil Callaway ● WEBSITE
(Musical guest at Friday night’s worship concert) – Brian is an internationally appreciated songwriter, recording artist, author and pastor. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, he and his family live in Abbotsford, B.C. Brian’s songs include Come, Now is the Time to Worship, Hope of the Nations, Faithful One, Refiner’s Fire, Holy God and The River.
Watch Brian Doerksen sing Faithful Father ● WEBSITE
Elizabeth is the director of the Orphan Care Initiative at southern California’s Saddleback Church. An author and international speaker, Elizabeth combines her background in pediatric nursing, loss, grief and trauma with a passion to see the church at the centre of orphan care, acting both locally and globally to end the orphan crisis. Elizabeth and her husband Glenn have seven children, three of whom were adopted from Rwanda.
Watch Elizabeth Styffe discuss starting an adoption ministry in your church ● WEBSITE
Jason is the director of ministry development for The ABBA Fund and co-founder of Together for Adoption. Jason is also the pastor of counselling at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. He and his wife have four adopted children and one biological child.
Watch Jason Kovacs discuss creating an adoption culture within a congregation ● WEBSITE
Sponsored by ABBA Canada, Above and Beyond Ministries, A Home for Every Child and Focus on the Family Canada
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.Matthew 18:5
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Waiting to Belong started as a movement to help the more than 30,000 kids in Canada who are waiting to be adopted. Our goal is to see as many waiting kids as possible be placed into loving, forever families. We work to shape realistic perceptions of adoption and to encourage the body of Christ to come alongside adoptive families in practical, loving ways.