Broadscale Collaboration God is drawing an ever-expanding crowd of individuals, churches, groups, organizations, alliances, and networks to care passionately about broadscale collaboration to reach monumental goals to help orphans and vulnerable children. The choice sessions featured in the collaboration stream will help you see the importance of partnerships and focus on areas where you can grow as you learn from those who have seen collaborative efforts maximize positive change for children. Skills, strategies and ideas presented in these sessions will be helpful as you explore methods and opportunities for working in collaboration across spheres of influence.
Intervention The global commitment to family-based care as being God’s intention for children has caused governments to look to national faith leaders to help support interventions to strengthen families, including reunification, foster care, and adoption. When children are not safe, are vulnerable to harm, or have been deprived of parental care, intervention strategies are needed to find safety and permanence. The choice sessions in the intervention stream will provide specific methods, knowledge and strategies to use in your own program for the purpose of intervention and family-based care for children.
Prevention As governmental leaders in every nation are recognizing that orphanhood, abuse, and vulnerability in children are preventable, not inevitable, they are asking church leaders for help! Working to ensure children are protected from violence and grow up in safe, stable, and nurturing families requires many different strategies. The choice sessions in the prevention stream will provide training and resources for implementing seven INSPIRE strategies recognized globally as being the most effective in strengthening families and protecting children from abuse and vulnerability. These sessions will look at ways we can help keep families strong and will provide tools to consider as you develop your own prevention strategies and programs in your nation.
Living Refreshed Capable, humble, and effective leaders need ongoing encouragement in living refreshed, by building spiritual, relational, and practical care into their own lives. Often, Christ-followers are themselves often running on empty, overwhelmed by the demands of their own lives, their families, and their ministries. Taking care of one’s self, spiritually, relationally, and practically, and living refreshed daily is a necessity for everyone who is working to serve those who are vulnerable, exploited or orphaned. The choice sessions in the Living Refreshed stream will help you reflect on where you have been, examine your life in the Lord and see ways to continually live refreshed in Him.