Apr 15, 2021
A Passion for the Fatherless: Developing a God-Centered Ministry to Orphans
Posted by Daniel Bennett

A Passion for the Fatherless exposes believers to the Scriptural mandate to care for orphans, helps them understand why God has issued that call, and equips them to joyfully respond to that call Bennett provides a sturdy theological foundation for a ministry to the disenfranchised the orphan and then shows how churches can build on these biblical foundations to implemenA Passion for the Fatherless exposes believers to the Scriptural mandate to care for orphans, helps them understand why God has issued that call, and equips them to joyfully respond to that call Bennett provides a sturdy theological foundation for a ministry to the disenfranchised the orphan and then shows how churches can build on these biblical foundations to implement or improve an orphan care program and to equip care givers With how to practicality, this book focuses on total orphan care ministry and not just adoption, including a wide range of activities intended to get the whole church involved domestic and international adoption, foster care, counseling, congregational funding, overseas mission trips, prayer ministry, and so on The temptation in a church can be to see orphan care as a ministry for couples of child bearing age This approach fails to make wise use of the incredible resources of energetic young people, empty nesters with newfound freedom, or older saints who have some time with which they desire to be good stewards A Passion for the Fatherless includes practical and encouraging stories of how other churches and believers have cared for orphans, and each chapter contains a study guide so that a group leader could use the book in a small group bible study It encourages the church to retain its strong biblical philosophy of ministry while simultaneously being obedient in so called socia

  • Title: A Passion for the Fatherless: Developing a God-Centered Ministry to Orphans
  • Author: Daniel Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780825426605
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Passion for the Fatherless Developing a God Centered Ministry to Orphans A Passion for the Fatherless exposes believers to the Scriptural mandate to care for orphans helps them understand why God has issued that call and equips them to joyfully respond to that call Benne

    Jeff Learned

    This is one of the best books on the subject To succesfully care for the orphan, you must first point your focus not to the orphan but to God Orphan care ministry must be biblically informed and motivated by the desire to worship God.


    Craig Hurst

    While adoption has been going on for a long time it has enjoyed a recent spike in attention within Evangelical circles The accompanying wave of recent books on adoption has been good for both to be adoptive parents and families as well as the children whom they adopt Parents can be better equipped and children can be better cared for with their varying needs.In 2011 Daniel J Bennett wrote A Passion for the Fatherless Developing a God Centered Ministry to Orphans Now in its 2nd printing, the book [...]


    James

    James 1 27 says, True religion is to care for widows and orphans and to keep yourself from corruption Yet many Christians fail to care for widows and orphans Author Daniel Bennett hones in on care for orphans in A Passion for the Fatherless Bennett is himself an adoptive father He and his wife Whitney have four children the fourth, adopted and live in central Illinois where he is the pastor of Bethany Community Church In A Passion for the Fatherless, Bennett articulates a Christian theology of a [...]


    Doug Hibbard

    What does it mean to have a passion for the fatherless That is the key question in Daniel Bennett s book A Passion for the Fatherless In the answering of this question, Bennett does not merely give the emotional side of the idea.Instead, he develops a robust theological response to the needs of orphans Rather than simply engaging the emotional drive that something must be done , this work recognizes the long term nature of the problem There will always be orphans in need of care.The church, both [...]


    Julius McCarter

    Daniel Bennett s Passion for the Fatherless Developing a God Centered Ministry to Orphans is a book that highlights the Gospel s call for the Church to embrace care for orphans as one of the central parts of the Church s mission With a theological perspective and a pastoral heart, Bennett has given the Church practical advice for how local churches and individual Christians care for orphans in whatever form that care might take Orphan ministry is anything but easy, precisely because that ministr [...]


    Garry Geer

    An excellent place to start when considering the need and struggles pertaining to adoption The author is brutally honest as to the necessity of orphan care as well as the difficulties surrounding it While it is loaded with application he bases the majority of it in sound exposition.


    Joshua

    Good book



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