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What is That In Your Hand? – Dr. Karyn Purvis

posted on June 4, 2011

Dr. Karyn Purvis spoke at the 2007 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference at Irving Bible Church in November 2007. In this presentation she challenges adoptive and foster parents to seek out and take advantage of the resources and support…… Read More

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CAO’s Church Ministry Resource Library

posted on May 21, 2011

The Christian Alliance for Orphansis a national organization that unites nearly 100 respected Christian adoption, foster care and global orphan care organizations together with a national network of churches. Tapestry (Irving Bible Church) is a proud member of the Christian Alliance…… Read More

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Insights & Gifts Video Series

posted on April 30, 2011

Insight & Gifts is a 16 video series (developed in partnership between Empowered To Connect and TCU Institute of Child Development) containing seven insights and seven gifts that are highly relevant for those who are adopting or fostering children from hard…… Read More

Created To Connect Study Guide

posted on April 30, 2011

Created To Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child is a study guide created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe to help illuminate the biblical principles that serve as the foundation for the philosophy and interventions…… Read More

Heart Gallery & The Faith Connection

posted on April 25, 2011

In September 2006 Irving Bible Church was one of the first churches in North Texas to host a Heart Gallery exhibit. Since that time, dozens of other churches across North Texas have also displayed the Heart Gallery as a way to…… Read More

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Praying for Children in Foster Care

posted on April 24, 2011

There are over 500,000 children nationwide in foster care and thousands in the North Texas area. Each of these children are in need of help and hope, and you have an opportunity to provide that through your faithful prayers. Here are…… Read More

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So Now What Do We Do?

posted on April 24, 2011

Practical Ideas for Adoption and Foster Care Ministries It is exciting to see more and more church adoption and foster care ministries being launched.  There are many helpful resources available to help new church ministries as they get started –…… Read More

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No One Said This Would Be Easy

posted on April 24, 2011

Challenges to Expect in Adoption & Foster Care Ministry Adoption and foster care ministry in the church is not easy.  There, we said it.  We know it may not be the most “encouraging” thing you have ever heard – but it’s honest. …… Read More

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Ground Rules for Tapestry Small Groups

posted on April 22, 2011

The following ground rules will help facilitate discussion during our small group meetings and help us stay on track . . . Be real but be positive – we call it “real hope” and we know that’s what we all…… Read More

Empowered To Connect

posted on April 13, 2011

Empowered To Connect is an online resource that provides free articles, videos and audio that highlights the work of Dr. Karyn Purvis.  Dr. Purvis is a developmental psychologist and the Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development. She has spent the…… Read More