FOSTER CARE MINISTRY

Our vision is to see families and individuals responding to the gospel by caring for children through foster care or providing support to families who are fostering in our church and community.

SERVE FOSTER FAMILIES/CHILDREN

Prayer Ministry

  • Sign up and commit to be in prayer for foster families in our church community. Prayer partners may periodically be notified of specific prayer requests or needs. 

Meal Ministry

  • Sign up to be notified when families in our church receive a new foster placement. We hope to provide three weeks worth of meals for families with new children in their homes so that the families are able to focus on relationship with the children.

Foster Parents’ Night Out Volunteer

  • FBC will provide periodic evenings with childcare for foster families. Because childcare is an ongoing difficulty for foster families, this is an opportunity to give the parents a much needed night off. All volunteers are required to submit a background check form.

Become Certified to Babysit Foster Children

  • Foster families are required to only leave their children with certified babysitters. This often proves difficult as there are not an abundance of certified babysitters in our community. The requirements for certification include First Aid/CPR, fingerprints and background check through a specific system, and two classes. Both required classes are being offered at FBC On October 9, 6-9pm and Saturday October 13, 9-3.

Become Licensed Foster Parents

  • There are many options for foster licensing agencies in our region. Many of the families in our church have chosen to license through 4Kids of South Texas. 4Kids is an agency with a Christ-centered focus. FBC is hosting licensing classes for foster families in October. There is childcare available during the classes with reservation with Alyssa Mantooth.

For more information or to sign up to serve, please contact Alyssa Mantooth.

FIND SUPPORT

Ask For Prayer

  • We have a team of prayer warriors ready to stand with you in prayer when you are struggling. Reach out!

Receive Meals

  • When you receive a new foster placement, please let us know so that our meal ministry can spring to action.  

Foster Parents’ Night Out 

  • FBC will provide periodic evenings with certified childcare for foster families. Please contact Alyssa Mantooth to be notified when the next Parent’s Night Out will be. 

Foster Mom Support Group

  • We know you live in a unique world of state regulations, bio-parent visits and licensing guidelines as well as experience the emotions that come along with loving vulnerable children. We desire to give you a place to connect, share experiences and encourage one another. This group meets each Wednesday from 9:00AM to 11:30AM. Childcare provided.

For more information please contact Alyssa Mantooth.