The children that you work with are probably going through a major change in their lives, or they need to. Whether you are helping place them with a family, putting them in a transition home, or helping provide relief to their situation they have probably gone through some sort of traumatic event that is drastically changing their life…for the worse. In this blog post, however, Dr. Kenneth Acha talks about 7 steps to creating positive change in your life. As you read, be thinking about how you can implement this into your orphan care.Read More
When it comes to caring for orphans, you get to see the true hardship of ministry – the fact that as much joy and fulfillment as it can bring, it can be a very scary and exhausting venture. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you had planned. How does that happen? In this blog post, Dr. Kenneth Acha shares about some possible causes for things “falling apart”.
So you’ve got a plan for your fundraising event, you see the vision, you know what winning looks like, and you are gathering a team of rock stars to help you get there. Now what? How do you put all these pieces together? How do you actually implement your plan? This is where some management systems come in.Read More
A few years ago, Dr. Kenneth Acha created a video lesson on the five conflict resolution styles for a conflict transformation course offered at Austin Bible Institute. It’s a great overview of the different styles or modes of handling conflict. When working with anyone – adults, children, family, community members, etc. – odds are you will run into some conflict. Part of being an effective orphan care worker is learning how to deal with conflict.
So, you have a dream? Perhaps to start an orphanage, an orphan care ministry, or foster a child? How do you protect that dream from the snares and weeds of this life? In this TED Talk, Barbara Sher shares what she thinks the ultimate dream killer is…Read More
If you’re following along in our Hosting a Fundraising Event series, we’re now entering into the last couple steps of strategy. Why is any of this important to you? Well, if you are attempting to start or run a non-profit, care for orphans, and advocate for those in need…fundraising is crucial to enabling your programs to continue and your ministry to grow.Read More
When it comes to raising and working with children, it’s important to think about priorities. None of us are going to live forever and what we teach our children (biological or not) will leave a lasting legacy. In this post, Dr. Kenneth Acha talks about one thing he would teach his children before he dies.