The Christian Alliance for Orphans’ yearly Summit has become a national focal point for Christians committed to adoption, foster care, and global orphan care.    Six years ago, the first Summit drew a few dozen leaders to explore working together on behalf of orphans.  In 2009, Summit V in Dallas drew 750— building knowledge, resources, and partnerships of orphan advocates in ways that continue to echo nationwide.
The remarkable growth of Summit has both propelled and highlighted the powerful expansion of the Christian orphan movement in recent years.  In 2010, Summit VI will head to Minneapolis, MN on April 29-30.  It promises to continue elevating both individual advocates and the movement in big ways. 
 
Featured speakers will include national champions of orphan care and adoption, including John Piper, Mary Beth Chapman, Tom Davis, Doug Sauder, Jedd Medefind, and Al Mohler.  Compelling voices of the global church will join as well, from Africa and Eastern Europe to the First Lady of Guatemala City, Patricia Arzu.  Music will be led by Steven Curtis Chapman and other artists.  Meanwhile, more than fifty workshops will deliver practical know-how on a host of orphan related issues—with central focus on how to create and grow effective adoption, foster care, and global orphan care ministry in a local church. 
More than ever before, 2010’s Summit VI will be an unparalleled hub for partnership, resources, and inspiration.  Whether a nonprofit leader, pastor, grassroots advocate, or lay ministry entrepreneur, Summit VI is a must for both veterans and newcomers desiring to “care for orphans in their distress.” 
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