Assemblies of God Family Services Agency commissioned a national fellowship study on foster care in November 2012.  The aim is to network AG foster care ministry and to help our congregations with a strategy and a scalable model to mobilize, organize and equip families in any AG church to help serve our country's foster care children—and fulfill the Great Commission at home.  The possibilities excite us.  The endeavor is challenging.

With over 12,600 churches in the United States and 3 million members, the Assemblies of God can change the future for thousands of America’s modern orphans.

When you hear orphan, what do you envision?  If it includes America’s 400,000 foster care children, you would be accurate.

There are more than 400,000 U.S. children in foster care every day.  This includes children at the nearby elementary school, displaced teens because their parents lost their jobs and are now homeless, and pre-adolescents growing up without mom or dad due to substance abuse or incarceration.  They live in our communities and God has called us to them.

Let us give “voice” to these children.

What can we do to help?

Our national fellowship launched and completed in November 2012 a first-ever national survey of the entire Assemblies of God movement to highlight and illustrate where local missions outreach intersects with compassionate action to our neighbors.  We aim to equip God’s church and change the future for the modern orphan.

Participation in the survey was wonderful.  Although the survey is complete, study work continues.  In the fall of 2013, we will unveil a developing 5-year plan of foster care empowerment.  In the meantime, please visit the National AG Foster Care Study executive summary report.

Thank you for your interest in foster care children and ministry!

For Christ and His Kingdom,

Douglas E. Clay
General Superintendent
Assemblies of God

Jay Mooney
Executive Director
Assemblies of God Family Services Agency