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What’s in a Name?

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 3, 2009

t4a-gospel-centered-resources-shortI’m occasionally asked why we are called “Together for Adoption.” That’s a great question!

One of the many remarkable realities of our adoption by God is that it brings Jew and Gentile, slave and free, rich and poor into God’s family (Gal. 3:26-29; Eph. 2:14-22). By his grace to us in the gospel, God brings very diverse people together and forms them into a breathtakingly beautiful family.

Adoption is about being TOGETHER. This wonderful togetherness has both vertical and horizontal dimensions. Our adoption brings us together with God as our Father, and it also brings us together with each other as brothers and sisters. Together we enjoy the love of our Father and the love of each other. There is no family like God’s family.

Both the vertical and horizontal dimensions of our togetherness have Jesus at the center. We enjoy God as our Father and each other as brothers and sisters because of Jesus (Eph. 1:5; Gal. 3:28). He is the one in whom we are all brought together. So, when we enjoy our family togetherness, we make much of Jesus!

Ultimately, our Together for Adoption conferences are about celebrating both the vertical and horizontal dimensions of our adoption. We are convinced that Christians who celebrate the togetherness of their adoption in Jesus are Christians who are passionate about caring for orphans in their distress. Our celebration of our adoption by God moves us out joyfully to care for those who do not have an earthly family.

So, if you want to deepen your understanding of our togetherness in the family of God and to see your passion for orphan care increase, make plans to join us at Together for Adoption Conference 2009. Let’s all come together to make much of Jesus and learn how we can better serve orphans.

Together for Adoption Conference 2009 is bringing together not only an excellent group of general session (Michael Easley, Russell Moore, Scott Roley, Maridel Sandberg, Scotty Smith, and Ed Stetzer) and breakout session speakers, but also a wonderful group of exhibitors (see left sidebar). Join us as we come together for adoption.

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