With roughly 500,000 children and growing in America’s foster care system, the new mission field for the church is clear. The Church and Foster Care shows how to simply engage in life-giving ministry to an underserved community. From real-life situations, foster care parent, educator, and advocate John DeGarmo lays out why God is calling the church to become involved. Sharing from the decades of support he received from his local church, this book is filled with practical and manageable suggestions on how to meet practical needs while planting seeds of faith.
Dr. John DeGarmo has been a foster parent for fifteen years, and he and his wife have had more than fifty children come through their home. An international consultant to legal firms and foster care agencies, he is also a transformational speaker and trainer. The author of several books, he has also appeared on national television. You can find him on Facebook or at the Foster Care Institute.