TAG: VULNERABLE CHILDREN


ZERO by 2020 VISION: Next Step Gathering

Join us in the vision to find a family for every child in Orange County by 2020 and equip the church to support them. At the Next Step Gathering passionate people share tools, techniques, and relationships to help us take the next-step in the ZERO by 2020 Vision. This half-day training will feature Bishop Martin from Bennett Chapel in Texas. He’ll inspire us with the story of how a little...

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Advocacy For Foster Children Grows From Possum Trot to Orange County

Bishop W.C. Martin, the man who led members of his small country church in Possom Trot, Texas, to collectively adopt 76 foster children, said he believes the Zero by 2020 initiative launched in Orange County, California, will lead to a national movement. Zero by 2020 is a collaborative initiative of Christian churches in Orange County with the goal of finding a family for every child in Orange County by 2020...

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2020 Vision: What Does ‘Getting to Zero’ Mean?

What does “Getting to Zero” mean? Getting to Zero is the idea that we want to see zero children waiting for families here in our community — zero kids having to go to bed each night still praying for a mom and dad. No child should be left to wonder whether they are worthy of love. An ambitious plan to eliminate the number of vulnerable children without a caring family...

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Who Are The Key Players In The Lives Of Prisoners’ Kids?

When teachers receive their roster each school year, they are handed more than a list of names—they receive an opportunity to invest in lives. By Bethany McIlrath It’s likely that some of these lives are impacted by crime and incarceration. 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent behind bars. Teachers and school administrators play a significant role in creating a positive or negative experience for all of their students,...

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Child Service Agencies and Churches Unite to Find a Family For Every Child in OC

ANAHEIM, Calif. — An ambitious plan to eliminate the number of vulnerable children without a caring family in Orange County by 2020 using a church-to-church partnership with the county was presented at Vision Night For OC earlier this week. More than 100 people, some representing more than 30 churches, met to discuss the best ways to activate the plan, one that was successfully implemented in the entire nation of Rwanda,...

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