National Conference 2012

September 14-15 / Atlanta, GA

Hosted by:
Cross Pointe Church

Conference for Pastors

October 4-5 / Louisville, KY

Hosted by: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary & Hope for Orphans

What others are saying…

Join us October 4-5 for our 2013 national conference in Louisville, KY! Learn more!

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“Together for Adoption is a singularly important ministry: heralding, adorning and applying the marvelous truth of our adoption in Christ, it blesses lives and is enriching the church.”
— Michael Reeves, Head of Theology, UCCF, UK; author of Delighting in the Trinity and The Unquenchable Flame

“I have the privilege and opportunity to speak in various places throughout the year. And while I always look forward to each place, there is one conference I especially enjoy. It’s the Together for Adoption conferences. I’ve preached at two of them. Not only do I have the privilege of sharing the pulpit with men I deeply respect and admire, but I really, really believe in what T4A is all about.”
— Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Professor, Speaker, Author

“All of us were once orphans before being adopted by our Heavenly Father. We know that orphans and vulnerable children have a special place in the heart of God. What better ministry than to care for those who have no family and to give them what we have been given in Christ?”
— Sally Lloyd-Jones, Author of The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

“I love the focus of Together for Adoption. It exists to make much of the Gospel: calling believers to understand and embrace their status in Christ so that they can joyfully extend the love of Christ through orphan care and adoption. This is a needed emphasis in the Church today, and I’m thankful that Together for Adoption is sounding the call.”
— Scott Anderson, Executive Director at Desiring God

“Together for Adoption continues to make significant progress in the inspiration, resourcing, and equipping of the church towards the understanding of both our position as adopted children of God and the call to carry that blessing to those without a family.  Together for Adoption’s work has shown just how great of an impact can be made by standing in the gap to provide a voice for the voiceless.  I am personally thankful for their invitation to stand beside them.”
— Mike Rusch, Chief Catalyst at Pure Charity

“What a joy it is to put our support behind Together for Adoption. God the Father adopting us as His children is one of the most precious doctrines of the Bible. Watching families model this doctrine is a beautiful privilege. T4A provides the support and resources to help families make this lovely picture of grace come alive. We are grateful for the much needed support and for the mission of T4A.”
— Jessica Thompson and Elyse Fitzpatrick, Co-authors of Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus

“Together for Adoption is a theologically robust, missionally focused, and practically helpful ministry. The thoughtful exposition of the doctrine of God’s adoption of us as his children has enriched my ministry. The call to care for the weakest of society has refocused my interactions with the lost in our city. The resource of experience has helped me in counseling the 1/3 of our church membership that has been involved in adoption, either as parents or as children. This ministry, with its writing and conferences, is one of the most helpful ministries of our day in recovering the vital understanding of our place in the family of God.”
— Terry Gibson, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Portage, Indiana

“The biblical mandate to care for orphans in distress is unequivocal. But mandate alone cannot serve as the fountainhead of motivation for obedience, especially in a realm of such crushing need and difficulty. Rather, we must be animated by a flooding sense of responsive gratitude at how God first loved, pursued, and adopted us. Together for Adoption consistently draws us back to this supreme truth and helps us see its power and beauty. T4A reminds the burgeoning movement of Christians committed to caring for orphans that it always must be the love of Christ that compels us. Any lesser motivation will ultimately run dry. It is the Gospel alone that can carry us forward, amidst both celebration and struggle, for a lifetime of response to God’s call to ‘defend the fatherless’ through adoption, foster care and orphan care across the globe.”
— Jedd Medefind, President of Christian Alliance for Orphans

“I love T4A’s emphasis on grace. T4A is not about making people feel guilty, but encouraging a response to the needs of orphans that arises from our adoption by our heavenly Father, a response of joy and love.”
— Tim Chester, Pastor of the Crowded House in Sheffield, UK, author of You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus and co-author of Total Church (Re:Lit)

“Does it matter if we make the link between doctrine and life?  Only if we want ministry that is energized and effective. Together for Adoption is unique. T4A exists to teach God’s people the importance of realizing our adoption in Christ precisely in order that we might know in our guts the Father’s priority on caring for orphans.  When we get lit up with the wonder that we are beloved children of the Father, we can’t help but be passionate about the parentless in this world.  With T4A, faith can’t help but lead to works in Jesus’ name.  Jump in, and never be the same!”
Gerrit Dawson, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian (EPC) Baton Rouge

“Together for adoption’s ministry has a wellspring of resources to help you further embrace God’s wild and extravagant love for you. As His child it is only natural that you will then reflect more of your Father’s heart. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself waking up on the other side of the planet ready to lavishly pour out your life for the least of these—the children who cannot speak for themselves. It is my prayer that their conferences will always be a time of bathing our hearts and minds with the truth of WHO our Father is and that he calls us HIS OWN . . . Adoption is the visible Gospel.”
— Maridel Sandberg, Twin Cities Director at Safe Families for Children, Founding Board Member at Christian Alliance for Orphans, and President at The MICAH Fund

“I am so excited about the work of Together For Adoption! Coming to understand the doctrine of adoption was a major step in coming to understand further the depths of our Father’s love. And adopting our precious daughter from China has been one of the greatest blessings in our life. Together For Adoption wants to connect these two things and I heartily commend their work!”
— Rev. Kevin Twit, RUF Campus Minister at Belmont and Founder of Indelible Grace Music

“Together for Adoption first and foremost draws us back to our Father’s care…through Jesus Christ we are children of God and joint heirs with Christ…and then invites us to care for the orphans and vulnerable children with the same passion we’ve been pursued and loved.”
— Andy Lehman, Vice President of Lifesong for Orphans and Board Member of Christian Alliance for Orphans

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