The Foster Care & Adoption Ministry exists to inform, connect, and equip the body of Christ to care for vulnerable children and families. As a church, we want to be part of the solution for the hundreds of thousands of children, both locally and around the world, who need families. And we want to pursue God's heart for healing and restoration for all families—for biological families needing community and support, for foster and adoptive parents looking for connection and parenting skills, and for adoptees pursuing healing and hope.

What We Do

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Reynolds Family

Reynolds Family

“Our experience with foster care has been full of ups and downs, and there were days we didn’t think we could keep saying yes. But God had other plans, and it’s incredible to look back and see the ways He was working even in the brokenness. We now have 5 amazing kids, as well as a huge extended family made up of many of our kids’ birth families too.”

The Reynolds Family

Szwed Family

Szwed Family

“As an adoptee, adoption was always the plan for our family, and as we prepared for an international adoption, the Lord revealed needs within our own family. The journey of kinship adoption was far different than expected, but the Lord blessed us far more than we could ever have imagined!”

The Szwed Family

Crowe Family

Crowe Family

“We believe all children belong in families, and God knit ours together from across the world. Each of our kids, with their own story and culture, uniquely and wonderfully reflect the image of God. We’re so humbled and grateful that God’s plan for our family was so much bigger and wider than we could have imagined!”

The Crowe Family

Clark Family

Clark Family

“We are humbled God chose us to be his parents. Our journey to parenthood has not been on our timeline or how we imagined. Yet God’s goodness is evident every time we look into his eyes, and His grace is evident in the blossoming relationship with his birth parents.”

The Clark Family


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Foster Care & Adoption - Campus Events
We have a vibrant community of foster and adoptive families, and we want to provide encouragement, support, and meaningful connection with other families who share a similar journey. You can find upcoming events at many of our campuses. Please contact Callie Troyer at with general questions or the campus leader listed for questions about a specific event.
Fri, Jun 02
Recurring Event
See Upcoming Campus Events Doc for Locations
Camp Empower Volunteer Training
This training is for Camp Empower Buddies and key volunteers to prepare them for serving at Camp Empower 2023. Please register for one of our 3 training dates, May 11, May 16 or June 10.
Sat, Jun 10
Blankenbaker Campus
Camp Empower
Camp Empower is a fun-filled, action-packed Day Camp for children entering 1st through 5th grade who have been fostered or adopted. This camp is designed specifically with these kids in mind to help them build helpful self-regulation and life skills by focusing on 4 key areas: Move, Feel, Care & Learn. Camp Empower will kick off with a Buddy Meet & Greet on Sunday, June 11 from 5-6:30pm and then run daily June 12-14 from 9am-3pm.
Sun, Jun 11
Blankenbaker Campus



Blaine Hamilton
Foster Care & Adoption Ministry Leader


Callie Troyer
Foster Care & Adoption Ministry Associate

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