The purpose of the Orphan Care Ministry of Rothbury Community Church is to bring glory to God by mirroring his heart for orphaned children by encouraging, equipping, and financially supporting the membership of RCC for orphan care.
As those who have been adopted into the family of God (Ephesians 1:5) we are to be like our God in caring for the orphaned (cf. Psalm 82:3; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27). There are more than 147 Million Orphans in the world. Other sources show this number as being much higher (up to 210 million). God has a special place in his heart for orphans, as illustrated above.
Though this ministry is not limited to this, we believe that adoption is both the greatest way to care for orphans and one of the greatest displays of the gospel of Jesus Christ. To bring a vulnerable child into your family, making them a son or daughter, is perhaps the greatest picture of God’s heart that Christians can exhibit.
We seek to fulfill our purpose through the following means:
1. Encouraging the membership of RCC on the importance of orphan care, including fostering and adoption, and coming alongside those in the process of fostering and/or adoption and those who have already adopted.
2. Offer financial support to families that are in the process of adoption.
3. Recognizing and promoting the annual Orphan Care Sunday.