The annual conference for Together for Adoption is coming up in Austin, Texas in October and if you're quick, you can still take advantage of the early bird registration cost of $69 per person (good through June 30th). Register here.
The theme of this year's conference is "The Gospel, The Church and The Global Orphan Crisis." From Together for Adoption's website:
The 2010 conference will be our largest and most helpful conference yet, with gospel-saturated general sessions, longer breakout sessions, and more time to network with other churches, organizations, and adoptive families. We’re intentionally structuring the conference around the gospel and community.
Here are just a few of the topics to be covered:
A Lifelong Love: Keeping the Gospel at the Center of Orphan Ministry
Dan Cruver - founder of Together for Adoption
The Church as the Theater of Transracial Adoption
Bryan Loritts - pastor of Fellowship Memphis
The Trinity as Model and Motive for Church-based Orphan Care
Darrin Patrick - pastor of The Journey
The Church as the Champion of Social Justice
Matt Carter - pastor of The Austin Stone
Counting the Cost: Preparing Churches for the Adoption Journey
Dr. Karyn Purvis - Director of Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University
The Church as the Answer to the Foster Care Challenge
Dave Gibbons - pastor of Newsong
There will also be several breakout sessions - check the T4A website for those details!