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Zest in 'Zona

Two weeks ago, we enthusiastically announced that Stephens County became the first active county in Oklahoma. Interest in the CarePortal continues to grow, and Pima County in Arizona has formally initiated a pilot program between area churches and the […]

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On The Grid: Tier 1 – Adoption

Frankly, love for the orphan saved my life.
It was a sobering day in December 1925 when my grandma became a double orphan.  Seven years earlier, her father had passed away because of pneumonia, and diphtheria had now claimed the […]

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Story Tellers

There is a story being written about your church.  It won’t appear in the local newspaper or newscast, allowing for broad consumption; yet, this story will be implicitly carried in the hearts of those across the community.  That story […]

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On The Grid: Tier 1 – Foster Care

Perhaps the biggest misconception about the foster care system: I have to be a foster parent to engage in the child welfare system.
This misconception has emerged because of the lack of awareness: there are simply ineffective means to communicate […]

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How Creative Can You Get?

Have you heard the story of The Crayon Initiative?
It’s a beautiful tale, emerging from a willingness to ask a question and then to follow the response to the very end. It was founded by a father who asked a […]

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Running to Gunfire

A good friend of our ministry recently completed police academy training. He told me police are taught to run towards gunfire. They go where the trouble is, step into the fight, and protect the innocent. It’s not safe, but […]

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On The Grid: Tier 1 – Prevention

Product of the system.
It’s a cold statement, much like the reality that it is intended to describe. The phrase generally carries a negative connotation, implying that structural circumstances outweigh the individual considerations at play. Yet, the negative connotations married […]

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Did You Know….That the Church IS The Answer?

What if I told you that your church has an opportunity to understand the needs of struggling families in the community? Would you want to know?
Really, though. Let’s consider that thought. Let’s imagine that there is a medium by […]

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Care Portal Technology Update: Using the Map

Ponder with me for just one moment. Let’s consider that classic scenario: You’re lost in the wilderness and have a very limited amount of weight that you can carry. What do you take?
Let’s also presume that, considering it’s the […]

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What’s in a bar chart? More families being helped by the church.

All organizations like to show positive-performance trends.  These upward-sloping charts sometimes indicate increasing sales or rising profits to reassure current investors and impress potential new ones.  This Care Portal bar chart, however, represents something a little different: more local […]

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