A fabulous resource for adoptive and foster families from iDisciple

adoption-foster-careThis past January, we received a very intriguing request in the message box through which we usually receive requests for assistance from churches.

iDisciple is the world’s leading provider of Christian content, focused on “connecting you with the life-changing Word of God.” iDisciple has more than 500,000 users and features more than 240 authors offering articles, video, and audio to nurture their users’ walk with God.

Since iDisciple launched in the fall of 2013, their founders have been committed to giving all of their profits to help fight social injustice on a global scale for the cause of Christ. Among the causes they’re most passionate about are adoption and foster care, and supporting Christian families who become involved with adoption and foster care ministry.

Our team at Key Ministry is very honored, along with five outstanding ministries…Back2Back MinistriesBethany Christian ServicesChristian Alliance for OrphansFocus on the Family and Tapestry…to have been invited to contribute to a comprehensive array of online resources available through iDisciple – a “life theme” for adoptive and foster families. These resources are available through iDisciple’s free service, available online and in apps for smartphones and tablets.

There’s an unbelievable amount of content available on the website and through the app. Over 18,000 audio messages, over 6,000 video messages and over 32,000 articles from authors including Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Charles Stanley and Andy Stanley, 12 music and nine talk radio stations, and dedicated ministry channels, including channels from Third Day and Focus on the Family.

By answering a few questions about your interests and lifestyle, iDisciple creates and delivers a menu of personalized content to you each day. You’ll have access to your favorite Christian authors, pastors, and ministries wherever you go. And there’s now a dedicated life theme for adoptive and foster families with lots of useful resources for families of kids with every imaginable challenge or disability.

How can families access iDisciple and find the resources developed by our ministry and the other like-minded ministries involved with the development of the adoptive and foster care life theme?

Go to iDisciple.org (or download the app from your favorite online source) and click here to open your free account. Once you register for the first time, you may be asked a series of questions that allows the site/app to personalize the content you’ll receive on a daily basis. When you sign back in for the first time, you’ll see your daily feed…the personalized content based upon your preferences. If you click on “life themes” on the left hand toolbar, you’ll then be directed to this page.

iDisciple Life Themes

Within adoption and foster care, you may then click on any of the topics of interest… advocating, connecting, correcting, empowering, health, identity and preparation. Our followers will also find lots of great resources in the Children and Teens, Life Challenges and Parenting life themes. Any resource you find may be easily shared via social media

Key Ministry iDiscipleYou can search our content specifically, any Key Ministry contributor individually, or any other topic or author through the search box on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Our friends at iDisciple have additional blessings they’re preparing to share with adoptive and foster families. We’ll keep our readers in the loop as new resources become available.

Please check out this fabulous FREE resource that our friends at iDisciple have assembled and share freely with pastors, friends and family who might benefit.

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Dingles SpringCheck out Shannon Dingle’s blog series on adoption, disability and the church. In the series, Shannon looked at the four different kinds of special needs in adoptive and foster families and shared five ways churches can love their adoptive and foster families. Shannon’s series is a must-read for any church considering adoption or foster care initiatives. Shannon’s series is available here.

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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