FTC.co asks Todd Chipman, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Midwestern Seminary, "Should theological adoption propel civil adoption?"
FTC.co asks Dr. Todd Chipman, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at MBTS and pastor at the Master's Community Church in Kansas City, "What advice would you give someone deciding between academic theology and pastoral ministry?"
This is part of God’s curriculum for pastors: in leading a church post-seminary, men of God will need to personally know of God’s faithfulness if they are going to lead the flock to walk by faith.
If our churches are following the New Testament grid of ministry, orphan care will be natural, just another outlet for the powerful message of Christ that gathers and disperses us each week.
School is life for foster kids so develop a partnership with the local school your child will attend.
Whatever the circumstances, potential foster or adoptive couples should court their parents and patiently give them a vision for multigenerational influence.
As they see you expanding your parenting to include the new kids in your home, while yet devoting yourself to them, they will be ready to expand their capacity to be a brother or sister to the new kids God has given you.
As a member of the body of Christ in a local church, you enjoy a mutual commitment with other believers that reflects your relationship with your spouse.
Foster care or adoption will stretch your marriage in ways it has never been stretched before.
Archaeology does not, has not and will never prove Christianity as a system of faith—nor can it disprove the textual evidence of the New Testament.