Care is baked into the DNA of the church Jesus founded
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
“These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” (Acts 17:6)
What if we united around a care strategy like the first church?
Care Strategy #1 – Become a Care Ambassadors
Your part: (3 simple things)
Know their story – Know their names and where they are coming from
Pray for them - pray for them and with them
Invite & Bring them – Let them know what Westside offers and offer to bring them and continue to hang with them through the trial.
Westside: We will do the rest (www.westsidefamily.churh/care)
Care Strategy #2 – Become a Care Community
1353 children living in out of home care in KCK.
568 Foster Homes in KCK
Nationally 50% of Foster parents drop out after 10 months
Since January in KCK we have lost 200 foster families.
Foster Parents w/Care Communities
96% are still fostering after 3 years
93% are still fostering after 6 years