A little boy in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed around the offering plates. When they came near his pew, the boy said loudly, “Don’t pay for me, Daddy, I’m under five.”
It’s a good thing churches don’t charge children an admission fee! Instead, churches in-tune with God’s heart set children free.
It is beautiful to think that you, as a member of God’s body, are investing in children and setting them free. If you are a member of a local church, it is also delightful to think that your local church is investing in its children. Has your church partnered with an organization like ICC to reach out to children beyond its “Jerusalem” into the “ends of the earth?” (Acts 1:8). When Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Mark 2:17), was He thinking about people hurt by sin, including abused and neglected children around the world?
Would Your Church be an ICC Partner for Kids?
A number of churches like yours have partnered with ICC. These churches help their members live out “true and undefiled religion,” which includes caring for orphans. Partnership is as simple as a loving donor–like you–being a connector between your church and children in need. As someone who is investing in children, a donor can make a huge difference! For example, they can inform the pastor of ICC’s work and supply the church lobby or the church newsletter with updates about the children. This can lead the church to motivate others to support children in need. Maybe you can have the Que Pasa newsletter posted on your church bulletin board!
Watch the story of the Castle Rock, WA, church, and see how they are touching the lives of vulnerable children. Maybe your church can engage in this kind of ministry?
And find out more by visiting the Church Partner page on this website.
To get involved, email ICC’s church representative, William Hurtado, at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list of people who are connectors for kids. Your investment of time will help your local church set children free!