The following resources have been compiled for use by Canadian churches and individuals advocating or caring for the fatherless. Although they might not contain strictly Canadian content, they have been deemed as being applicable to use in Canada by Canadians in ministry (with little adaptation required).
Devotions and Studies
ABBA Father Daily Devotional Guide Celebrating the Hope of Family
Father to the Fatherless - Psalm 10
Free as Sons - Galatians
God's Heart for the Orphan
The Heart of God - 2
RED LETTERS: We are the Good Samaritan
Where Do We Go From Here?
Zambia's Gift to the World Discussion and Prayer Guide
Created to Connect - A Christian's Guide to The Connected Child
Caring for Orphans and Vulnerably Children Study
All In Orphan Care - Small Group Study
Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most with Study and Discussion Guide
Too Small to Ignore - Individual In-Depth Study Guide
Too Small to Ignore - Group In-Depth Study Guide
Journeys of Faith - Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Sunday Service Elements
Introducing Orphan Sunday
Basic bulletin insert introducing Orphan Sunday with simple suggestions on how anyone can engage
Response Card Template
Click HERE to access an editable response card template to give your audience the chance to consider and commit on paper their response to the Orphan Sunday call
3-Part Orphan Sermon Series
Three sermon outlines for Orphan Sunday services.
Gods Gift of Adoption - Jason Cornwell
A sermon exploring adoption - both God's adoption of us and the ministry ofearthly adoption from Together for Adoption.
I Will Not Leave You as Orphans – Ben Wikner
A sermon outline on from Covenant Life Church
Our Adoption Journey - Rev. Brandon Dasinger
A brief sermon outline for Orphan Sunday
The Cosmic Significance of Adoption: What It Means for Us and for Orphans - Dan Cruver
A sermon outline looking at adoption from Together For Adoption
The Prodigal’s Suspicion and the Global Orphan Crisis - Dan Cruver
A sermon outline from Together for Adoption. There are a number of challenges within the evangelical church that would begreatly helped if our churches recovered afresh the beautiful truth of our adoption in Christ. !Here are two of those challenges. !The first relates to the Christian’s own state of mind andheart; the second relates to the church's calling to care for orphans (James 1:27). And let mejust state on the front end that both of these challenges are connected to each other as weshall see.
The Biblibcal Foundation for Caring for Orphans
A service and sermon outline for Orphan Sunday. What reasons are given in the Bible for Chritstians to take an interest in the plight of orphans and vulnerable children.
Orphan Sunday Service Outline
God Uses the Ordinary for Extraordinatry
More than a Noble Caus
Who is our Father God and what does that mean for us?
Scriptural References for the Orphan and Fatherless
A list of scriptural references from the New and Old Testaments referring to orphans and fatherless children.
Faith to Action Scripture Compilation
Visit the Faith to Action webpage for a list of scriptures relating to orphans and vulnerable children.
Sunday School Lessons
Orphan Simulation-“Orphanage Life”
A 45 minute experiential learning experience to help children “enter into” what life is like for orphaned children that live in institutions by comparing orphanage life with their own. Children who have done this simulation are better equipped to know how to pray for orphans.
Highlight a family/individual's story and pray for them
Online Podcasts and Messages
HOME - an Orphan Sunday/Stand Sunday Song
HOME" was written and performed by Harper Still (Jamie Grace & Morgan Harper Nichols). Commissioned for Orphan Sunday and Stand Sunday.
How the Christmas Story is an Adoption Story
A wonderful, short, 2-page piece that succinctly paints how the story of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus is a beautiful picture of adoption.
Adoption - The Heart of the Easter Story
10 Ways Every Christian Can Care for the Orphan and Waiting Child
12 Ways Ordinary People Can Love Orphans
Christian Alliance for Orphans White Paper on Understanding Orphan Statistics
Everyone Can Do Something! Building a Foundational Culture of Orphan Care In Your Church
25 Ideas for Orphan Sunday
Everyone Can Do Something - A Field Guide For Strategically Rallying Your Church Around the Orphaned and Vulnerable
10 Ways to Start Serving The Orphan Today for Students and Youth
25 Ways to Bless Orphans and Vulnerable Children This Christmas
Planning a Bridge Event After Orphan Sunday
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