Honor God. Grow through service.
These are the first of our four core values.
Honoring God means to me:
Trusting Jesus, instead of my own ideas.
Focusing on faithfulness, not outcomes.
Following Jesus, not my own plans for my life.
When I think about growing through service, I think about my own leadership journey.
Choosing NOT to take a salary at TFI, remembering and celebrating our National teams TFI anniversaries and intentionally picking the furthest parking spot at the office, are some of the ways I continue to remind myself that this ministry is not about me.
I have grown through service.
TFI as a whole certainly grows through service. We create resources and provide support at no cost to you. You serve your agencies and your churches by helping them make those significant connections at no cost to them.
Together, we bring awareness, encouragement, and advocacy because we want to see people everywhere supporting the foster care community and experiencing Jesus together.
Jesus is at the center of everything we do. Jesus is our compass. If we become a social justice movement, doing good but without Jesus, then we have failed.
I am grateful that you are committed to keeping Jesus front and center.
As you go about your day, your week, and the rest of this month, I challenge and encourage you to take some time to ask yourself, “How am I honoring God?” “How am I growing through service?”
We are here for you. We love you and are praying for you! And we are grateful for you.
Advocate Podcast Update
You may have noticed there hasn’t been a new episode of the TFI Advocate podcast in a few weeks. Or maybe you haven’t noticed 😉 Instead of releasing these every other week, we are not going to be recording and sharing them on occasion.
If you have feedback–share it with us! We want to create resources that truly benefit you and if you have thoughts on this–let us know! We love hearing from you.
To those of you who were not at the Retreat–we missed you! But don’t worry, all the sessions were recorded. The videos and content are linked here and up on the resource page now!
SAVE THE DATE for Advocate Retreat 2020–September 9th-11th! We can’t wait to see you there!
Coordinator Application Update
The application for Coordinators is now ONLY online! If you have old files, please delete them now and start sharing the coordinator application linked here & under “Team” on the resource page.
Christmas 2019 is coming right up!
Advocates—please, fill out this form for you and your coordinators by October 21st AND don’t miss out on some other freebies on that page!
End of Year Tracking Form
This form will come out this month–be looking in your email for this!