We Are a Connectional Ministry with Your Church
The Children's Home ministry is not possible without the active support of every United Methodist Church. We have tremendous support from Children's Home Advocates, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, Lay Leaders, Clergy, youth, children, Sunday School classes, individual members … and even United Methodist softball teams!
As our family in Christ, it takes the entire United Methodist community to ensure the success and security of this vital ministry for another century. If your church would like to get more involved, get connected starting right here … right now!
On this page...
- Fundraising Ideas
- Children's Home Advocates
- The White Christmas Offering
- Kids for Kids
- Nearby Mission Opportunities
Children's Home Advocates
Your church can appoint someone to be the Children's Home Advocate (formerly known as Local Church Representative or LCR) who coordinates the events and helps tell our stories.
The Children's Home Advocate is one of our most important volunteer positions. There are 1,500 churches in the two conferences we serve. We have a small communications and fundraising staff. A proactive and responsive volunteer at the local level is vital to our efforts to get the word out.
Children's Home Advocates help us promote mission and giving opportunities, upcoming events and anything related to the work of taking care of children and families in all of our facilities.
The Children's Home Advocate...
...coordinates special offerings and local fundraising events
...distributes informational materials
...announces events or mission opportunities
...arranges for visiting speakers
...collaborates with other Children's Home Advocates at nearby churches
...tells the stories of the children and families we serve
Appointing a Children's Home Advocate - If you are appointing a new Children's Home Advocate for your church, contact the Development and Marketing Office to let us know who you have assigned to this position. In most cases, the best person for the job is a lay person who can focus his or her outreach efforts on keeping the mission of this ministry on the minds and in the hearts of the congregation.
Becoming a Children's Home Advocate - Call our Development and Marketing Office or check with your minister or missions director to see if your church has appointed a Children's Home Advocate. If not, volunteer! We'll get you all the information you need to get started.
This is our most important fundraising effort of the year, and it happens in the local church!
How can the children at your church get involved? Click the link above to find out more.