OKLAHOMA CITY -- An 8046 Conference will be held on Oct. 27 in Tulsa. The conference will provide resources and tools for faith communities statewide to help Oklahoma children in foster care, and increase the number of Bridge foster families.
The 8046 Campaign is named for the number of Oklahoma children that were in state custody on Jan. 2, 2011. The Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives has partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Arrow Child and Family Ministries, and area foster care and adoption ministries to reach a common goal of being the difference in the lives of Oklahoma children.
The 8046 Conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at The Church at Battlecreek, 3025 North Aspen Avenue, Broken Arrow. The training will focus on starting and maintaining a foster care/adoption ministry, addressing obstacles, and training local congregations how to become invested in this significant ministry opportunity. Topics include, "A Child's Journey Through the System: How a Church Could Have Helped," "A Call to Action: How Churches can Minister to Foster and Adoptive Kids," "Who Are These Kids?", and "Proven Methods for Ministering to Adoptive and Foster Families."
Advanced registration for this free statewide conference is required by Oct. 21. Visit http://www.faithlinksok.org/ (link opens in new window) to register. Lunch is provided.