If you haven’t already, plan your Orphan Sunday event today!
As you do, you’re also part a national echo with churches across America and beyond. It’s about waking the Church to God’s heart for the orphan and what we can do in response.
Here are three great options for your Orphan Sunday event:
1) Simulcast Concert with the Desperation Band. Invite youth pastors and student leaders (and the young in heart!) to host this LIVE simulcast concert on the night of Friday, November 5. Learn more here! <http://www.orphansunday.org/live-event> (You can also download free concert posters on the Orphan Sunday resources page <http://www.orphansunday.org/resources> .)
2) Answer the Cry DVD. This 60-minute program highlights ways every Christian can make a lasting difference for an orphan. Answer the Cry is hosted by bestselling author Francis Chan and features music performances by award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Mark Schultz. A limited number of DVDs are available at no charge to anyone hosting an Orphan Sunday event, whether in a small living room or a massive church. Answer the Cry will also be available for streaming as of November 1, 2010. To request a DVD, please email here <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Answer%20the%20Cry%20DVD> by October 25, with your name, mailing address and a brief description of your event.
3) An Event You Create. Orphan Sunday events are as unique as their organizers, from a sermon or Sunday morning prayer to home group Bible study or fundraiser. The Orphan Sunday site has 59 FREE downloadable resources, <http://www.orphansunday.org/resources> and 14 FREE partnership packages and other ideas <http://orphansunday.org/hold-event> to help you create your event.
And, once you’ve decided what you’ll do, make sure to post your event on the Orphan Sunday MAP! <http://orphansunday.org/find-event>
What’s the ultimate goal? Hearts coming to share God’s heart. Choices made. Lives altered. Children rescued. And God glorified as His people are again known as defenders of the fatherless.