Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Study Guide Materials

A Passion for the Fatherless provides supplemental study guide materials for both small group leaders and individuals:

You can download both the teacher and student packet for free: 

Teacher Packet
Student Packet

We have also currently completed 5 video sessions to help introduce each session:

All of the materials will remain available on the blog under Study Guide Resources.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

An ISBN #!

The book made some significant progress recently as it received an ISBN# and was placed on websites like http://www.christianbooks.com/, http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/, http://www.kregel.com/, etc.

There are, of course, some glitches.  For some reason, Amazon and B&N have the wrong subtitle for the book.  Also, both the product description and the author bio on Amazon and Kregel were less than stellar.  The person in charge of writing those recently left Kregel, so I think they're a little swamped right now.  I've been assured they're working on correcting it. 

FYI: If you who attend BBC, BCC, or LHCC, I'd encourage you to buy it through the church. Copies that are purchased through the church will benefit the Open Hearts, Open Homes ministry.

Here's a rough draft of what I suggested they put on the product description:

A Passion for the Fatherless is written to help believers develop a God-centered ministry to the orphan.  It exposes believers to the Scriptural mandate to care for orphans, helps them understand why God has issued that call, and equips them to joyfully respond to that call.  It strives to achieve this purpose by developing a vibrant theology of orphan ministry for the church.  Each chapter is accompanied with study questions so that it can be used in both personal study or with a small-group.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Check this site for updates...

A Passion for the Fatherless: Developing a God-Centered Ministry to Orphans is scheduled to be released March 2011.  Please continue to check this blog for updates, as well as resources you may find helpful.

Orphan Sundays

The following are some of the videos our church used to introduce the Orphan Care Ministry to our church...

2007 Video

2008 Video

2009 Video

2010 Video