About the Book
In recent years, an organic movement has begun in pockets of the evangelical community to live out James 1:27. All over America, people and churches are discovering opportunities to care for the fatherless in very creative and practical ways. God is awakening a spirit in the contemporary evangelical church to live out the Gospel through the care of orphans.
Orphanology is a practical response to God’s command to care for the fatherless told through the stories of families and ministries who are responding. Orphanology extends the call to minister to the nearly 150 million orphans in the world with real-world ideas and illustrations for engaging in orphan ministry. Containing concrete ideas for how Christians, their churches, and groups of churches can respond tangibly to God’s call to care for the fatherless, Orphanology demonstrates how adoption, foster care, and other forms of orphan ministry are accessible to every believer and every church and introduces innovative approaches to orphan ministry including orphan hosting.
You will be empowered and find direction for approaching the task of ministering to the fatherless at home and around the world.
About the Author
Rick Morton is a husband, father, pastor, professor and speaker. Rick and his wife Denise have 3 children who all came home through international adoption, and God’s heart for the fatherless has characterized much of their ministry lives over the past several years. They were part of founding the Promise 139 Orphan Hosting Program in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As a frequent speaker and conference leader, Rick speaks across the country on a variety of topics including orphan ministry, discipleship, small group…
Pastor, professor, and father of five, Tony Merida has quickly become a leading voice in the growing movement for adoption and orphan care. Merida’s itinerant ministry includes preaching at various youth, college, and church events, such as Centrifuge, Student Life, Lifeway’s National Collegiate Week, Defend the Faith Apologetics Conference at NOBTS, chapels at various institutions, and others. He also teaches overseas at various seminaries such as Kiev Theological Seminary, Ukraine. Tony and his wife, Kimberly, have five children—Angela, Jana, Victoria, James, and Joshua.…
Size: 6 x 9 Inches
Page Count: 192