Lunch Sessions & Activities
Featured Lunch Sessions
(No pre-registration is necessary for these sessions.)
Wisdom From Indigenous Leaders (THURSDAY)
Listen in on stories and wise counsel from Christian leaders from around the globe on how to partner with local churches in the developing world to care for orphans.
Voices of Foster Care (THURSDAY)
Here’s your chance to hear honest reflections and advice from those who know intimately the challenges of life in foster care…and what a big difference small acts of love can make. Listen and ask questions of former foster youth sharing from person experience as alumni of the U.S. foster care system their ideas about how churches and individuals can love, support and provide guidance for foster youth.
International Adoption 2012: Challenges, Changes and Difficult Questions (THURSDAY)
Hear from America’s top adoption policy leaders on both positive trends and significant challenges in international adoption today. Includes time for Q&A. (Kathleen Strottman, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute; Chuck Johnson, National Council for Adoption; Tom Difilipo, Joint Council on International Children’s Services)
Orphan Sunday Coordinator Lunch Strategy Session (FRIDAY)
This invitation-only meeting is for those currently serving as Orphan Sunday coordinators in the US or other nations. We will share lunch and fellowship with our team, and then review resources for the 2013 campaign. Veteran coordinators will share best practices and successful campaigns from past years in the U.S. and globally. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to serve as Coordinator this year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Lunchtime Features
(Thursday & Friday)
Book Signings by Featured Speakers
Exhibitors & Resources for Sale
Church Ministry Wellness Center (Friday)
Networking with orphan advocates from around the world