Resources for Churches


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Counting the Cost of the Journey

posted on September 9, 2011

The adoption and foster care journey is filled with joy, blessings and beauty. But it is a journey also marked by loss, pain and challenges of various kinds. As a result, parents must be mindful to ‘count the cost’ of…… Read More

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The Big Question

posted on June 5, 2011

A List of Questions for Discussion in Waiting Families Groups What is the most difficult part of the adoption/foster care wait? Think ahead to after you have been home with your new child for six months?  What is your biggest…… Read More

Creating a Healthy Adoption Culture in Your Church

posted on June 5, 2011

The church must play a critical and unique role in the adoption and foster care journey. Not only can the church proclaim the love of God and a deeper understanding of our adoption into His forever family through faith in…… Read More

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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

Simple Idea, Big Opportunity

posted on June 1, 2011

Our initial dream for the Tapestry Adoption Fund was simple — to help as many children & families experience the blessing of adoption as our resources would allow. By partnering with Lifesong for Orphans and utilizing the strategic tools of matching grants and interest-free…… Read More

Register Now for the ETC Conference in September

posted on May 30, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, is the last day to take advantage of the early bird registration rates for the next Empowered To Connect Conference! Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, will host the next Empowered To Connect Conference on September 23-24,…… 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