About the Learning Platform


Church Ministry Essentials is an immersive learning experience that will introduce you to the principles, practices and people you need to take your next best steps forward in foster care, adoption and family support ministry. If you’re a church leader leading a ministry or an organizational leader working to equip churches, you’re in the right place. This is for you!

What You Can Expect

Proven Ministry Principles drawn from "Everyone Can Do Something"

This easy-to-read and extremely practical guidebook provides principles and practices for you to contextualize and implement in your church’s ministry no matter where you are on the journey.

Deep-dive resources and action guides for each module

Supplemental resources and strategic guide sheets will help you and your team identify the next steps you can take utilizing what you learned in each section of the module.

Dynamic teachings and insights from leading practitioners

Each module is anchored by video-based teaching segments led by some of the country’s best ministry practitioners on various aspects of launching and leading effective foster care, adoption and family support initiatives.

Personalized coaching sessions and leadership connections

Each module offers the opportunity to schedule a specialized coaching session as well as get connected with other leaders and practitioners from around the country.

Are We Focusing on the Right Things?

With Church Ministry Essentials, you don't have to wonder anymore!

Church Ministry Essentials gives you the clarity and confidence you need to set the trajectory of your ministry for years to come. You’ll walk away with fresh ideas, new insights and a renewed sense of hope on this journey of mobilizing your church to care for kids and families. And, if you’re an organizational leader working to equip and support churches, each module provides the opportunity for you to put helpful resources into the hands of local leaders!



At a Glance


Who is this for?

Pastors, ministry leaders, volunteers and advocates in a local church; and also church engagement staff at local agencies and organizations

Time Investment:

This is a self-paced learning platform with 10 modules. You can expect to spend around 3-4 hours in each module if you are fully immersed in the process. You are welcome to go through the material as quickly or slowly as you would like. Ideally, you’re able to work through it with your team, other ministry leaders, or advocates.


Price:

$99 (non-CAFO members)

$89 (CAFO Basic & Supporter Church Members)

FREE (CAFO Champion Church Members)

*See pricing below for special group offerings.


Example Curriculum

  Welcome to Church Ministry Essentials
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  Module 1 - Leading Teams and Managing Volunteers
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  Module 2 - The Gospel is Our "Why"
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  Module 3 - Everyone Can Do Something
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  Module 4 - Building Communities of Support
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  Module 5 - Strategic Planning
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  Module 6 - The Holistic Continuum of Care
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  Module 7 - "More Than Enough" Movement Building
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  Module 8 - Cultivating a Trauma-Informed Children's Ministry
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  Module 9 - Helping Without Hurting: Wise Global Engagement
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  Module 10 - Strategic Soul Care
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  Finishing Well
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