No, TFI supports agencies by helping individuals across the nation create and grow sustainable foster care ministries in their communities. We come alongside them with tools, resources, ongoing support, and access to a network of other ministry leaders, and we do it all for FREE!
Frequently Asked Questions
TFI Advocate FAQs
No, TFI Advocates serve as volunteer representatives of The Forgotten Initiative.
TFI Advocates typically spend anywhere from 5-10 hours a week leading their ministry.
TFI Advocates do a variety of activities in their community such as:
- Meeting with agency workers and churches
- Speaking/advocacy to various groups interested in the foster care community
- Building/leading their team
- Coordinating projects and volunteers
- Maintaining their TFI Facebook page
- Connecting/networking with the TFI Leadership and other TFI Advocates
In order to grow a sustainable foster care ministry, a key focus of TFI Advocates is growing and leading a team to accomplish the work.
TFI Advocates are typically characterized by these and other similar traits:
- Personal and growing relationship with Jesus
- Servant leadership
- Highly values “team”
- Willingness to learn
- Strong organization and communication skills
- Ability to coordinate multiple things at once
No. Some TFI Advocates are foster parents, while others are not.
The Forgotten Initiative serves TFI Advocates with full-time support at no cost. This includes strategy sessions, quarterly networking “round table” discussions with other TFI Advocates, proven “How-To” ministry guides, accounting support and more!
Generally, no. If you’re located in an area where a TFI Advocate is already serving, connect with the Advocate to see about joining their team as a Coordinator!
Yes, TFI Advocates raise funds for their projects. Ministry materials like business cards, banners/posters and other media are provided by The Forgotten Initiative at no cost to the TFI Advocate.
Yes. If your church has a mission or desire to serve and make a difference to those in the foster care community, but doesn’t know where to start, contact a TFI Advocate near you. If there is no TFI Advocate in the area, help recruit someone who can serve as an Advocate. Contact us for more information!