A Home for Me

Our mission is to provide a Christ-like, loving family to every child God entrusts to us.


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"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." -James 1:27

Mission

Our mission is to provide a Christ-like, loving family to every child God entrusts to us.

First Baptist Church Simpsonville desires to build teams within our membership to address each need identified. These teams will facilitate the partnering of the talents and resources of the church family with the needs of the communities, children and families (be that foster children, foster parents and/or biological parents or children who may be at risk of entering foster care).

We also desire to work hand-in-hand with Ethiopia and Mexico to assist them in implementing a safety net in their communities.

Goal

To ensure a safe, loving home for children in need by providing:

  • spiritual support
  • economic help
  • social enhancement
  • psychological intervention
  • physical protection

SLED background checks will be required for everyone interested in participating in this program.

To find out more information about this ministry contact:

Rhonda Littleton, Minister of Children


Areas of Ministry
  • Foster Care / Respite Care
    • Foster Care—provide a safe, loving home for children at risk
    • Professionally trained and licensed to provide Foster Care or Respite Care for children in individual or state agencies
    • Respite Care- provide brief rest breaks for Foster families
  • Foster to Adopt
    • Foster to Adopt- provide a safe, loving home for children at risk with intent for permanent placement
    • Professionally trained and licensed to apply for Foster to Adopt Care
    • Respite Care- provide brief rest breaks for Foster to Adopt families
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  • Visiting Resource Families- provide a loving family for children to visit on weekend, holidays and summer breaks.
  • "Wrap-around families"
    • Strong/ongoing prayer support for families with foster children
    • Support and encouragement through calls, visits, cards
    • Assist foster families with occasional meals
    • Coordinate needed/desired resources volunteered from the church family
  • Assign individual who will:
    • pray for and support the family through coordination of services / resources
    • if possible, make contact prior to foster placement to determine needs
    • upon placement contact will be made weekly for the first month, then bi-weekly for tenure of foster placement
  • Commit to:
    • Contacting the family through calls, visits, letters of support
    • Praying for the family regularly
    • Coordinating needed / desired resources volunteered from the church family
  • Mentors/Tutors
    • Trained to become a mentor/tutor to a foster care child in elementary, middle or high school
    • Trained to be a mentor to foster families and / or biological families
  • Independent Living (services for children approaching aging out of foster care)
    • Mentor in elements of independent living
    • Mentor in preparing and working through steps of college
    • Mentor in transitioning into workforce
    • Guidance for day-to-day life adjustments
    • Provide a home during holidays, breaks, and weekends
Support Services
  • Bible study/support group
  • Facilitate a Bible Study Support Group for foster parents
  • Facilitate a Bible Study Support Group for parents who have adopted
  • Foster to Adopt: DSS, International, Domestic
  • Assist with resources
  • Financial assistance
  • Complete orientation and training process
  • Foster to Adopt - provide a safe, loving home for children at risk with intent for permanent placement when parental rights are terminated.
  • Respite Care - provide brief rest breaks for above families.
Life Skills
  • Life Skills Classes (biological families)
  • Food and nutrition classes
  • Home management classes
  • Health Care classes
  • Parenting classes - surviving special needs
  • Budget and finances
  • Time management
  • A Partnership with Ethiopia and Mexico
  • Assist families with International adoptions
  • Pray for God to call out missionaries to assist leadership
  • Assist ministries in implementing a safety net in their community