LOVE ONE child
LOVE ONE family
“We love because HE first loved us.” –1 John 4:19

What Is Our Mission?
To empower the church body to live out the biblical mandate to care for orphans, and ultimately, create a church culture where caring for orphans will be a natural outcry of our love of Jesus and our recognition of our amazing adoption by Him. Listen to Pastor Jamie’s sermon on adoption here.

Why Now?
Arizona is facing an orphan crisis. “Arizona leads the nation in the number of children per capita in group or shelter care” according to the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), with 600 children removed from their home every month and climbing by 100 each month.

Why Me?
This crisis begs the question to each member of our church body: How does God call you to serve the defenseless among us? The vast spectrum of needs within the foster care and adoption ministry is an all-call to Christians to share their unique gifts, resources, and experiences. Whether you take a child into your home or support neighbors who do, you could help make this ministry thrive.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” –James 1:27

Watch some of our Foster Care and Adoption “My Stories” here:

Foster Care and Adoption When You Have Older Children Kinship Adoption Special Needs Adoption Foster Care and Adoption International and Domestic Adoption A Young Couple’s Adoption Story

Watch “ReMoved” – a foster care journey experience through the eyes of a child removed from her home.

Find Your Place

We encourage you to pray and lean on your community as you learn about each opportunity, their levels of commitment, and the next steps to becoming a foster care and adoption champion. You can view these opportunities on this attachment. These opportunities include:

  1. Becoming a Host Family
  2. Joining a Wrap Around Team
  3. Becoming a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  4. Joining the Foster Care Review Board
  5. Becoming a Mentor

But where do you even start? Attending an orientation free of commitment is the first step for anyone seeking to serve in this ministry. AZ 1.27 offers an extraordinary learning community of professionals and experienced volunteers to explore God’s call for you and your family together. See AZ 1.27 calendar for the next Orientation near you.

Additional Resources

Royal Family Kids Camp offers foster children ages 6-12 a week of positive memories and royal treatment in a Christian Camp environment. Apply to become a volunteer, receive specialized training, and finally, run a RFK program for your local community! For more information about this program, please visit

CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in our community to our attention. Through the CarePortal technology, our church can connect with real-time needs that Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) workers uncover. DCS workers submit the prevention need and the church becomes aware of this need through an email. Individuals then have an opportunity to respond directly to families who are in crisis. For more information, please visit or take a few minutes to watch these videos CarePortal Video and You’re Worth It. Please contact Shannon Cox if you have additional questions or would like to participate.

Contact Info

Local Outreach Director: Shannon Cox,

If you are interested in information about foster care and/or adoption, would like to serve in this ministry, or are a current foster, adoptive, or kinship family, please fill out the form below to let us know how we can serve you.

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