Family Advocate description
Saturday Sept. 8 8:30-1pm (Ministry Leaders and Family Advocates)
The Family Advocate is a lay minister who is enveloped in the love of Jesus, and desires to express this love through compassionate, volunteer-based action towards foster families. The Family Advocate is deployed by the local church and has the opportunity to make James 1:27 a thriving reality in the Body of Christ, through contact with foster families, assessing their needs, and linking them to volunteers within the church. This individual has the ability to be a picture of Christ by loving with a genuine heart, serving with a patient attitude, and leading with a humble spirit. Specifically, the Family Advocate will be a mediator and liaison between the foster parents and the extensive amount of helpful resources in the church and community. This individual must have a high level of spiritual maturity, relational skills, listening skills, and can confront when necessary. The Family Advocate has a high calling which spreads the hope and love of Jesus Christ and brings honor and glory to our great God. The time commitment varies, but on average, a Family Advocate should be available to serve 3-5 hrs. per week. Two Family Advocates are needed for every five foster families. You can also recruit couples to be a team. Two couples for five foster families.