In his book, Orphan Justice, Johnny Carr says, “To our God, taking care of orphans isn’t just a great idea. It’s critical. Why? Because every man, woman, boy, and girl—including orphaned and vulnerable children—has been created in God’s image and is precious to him.” As image bearers, we reflect God’s heart for orphans and vulnerable children through our compassion towards them. We show compassion as we pray, love, give, visit, disciple, advocate, and protect. Local churches must lead the way in caring for orphans if we are to show the world what our Heavenly Father is like. Imago Dei Church (IDC) in Raleigh, North Carolina is an excellent example of a local church that has created an orphan care culture within its body.
IDC and a Culture of Orphan Care
As with any movement within a local church, it starts with the leadership. IDC promotes a biblical view of orphan care regularly during their weekly, corporate worship time.
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