Free Orphan Care eBook

Pastors, staff & church leaders are busy. We get that. That's why we wrote this eBook with you in mind. We are grateful you have taken this first step. We hope to inspire you to wade out a little deeper into the water as you continue on this journey.

On-Site Orphan Care Training

Every church is unique. That's why we are offering a customized, on site orphan care training session for your church. Need some coaching on where to begin? Maybe you just need someone to come alongside and provide a step by step strategy. Let's customize a one day training together. After the training, we'll walk with your designated leader through the process for 6 months. We would love to serve you!

Church Orphan Care Curriculum

A cost-effective digital version for every church budget. Equip your team at your pace with the convenience of online training and join the movement to care for every orphan in every community. Get the full understanding you'll need to craft an orphan care strategy for your church. This detailed curriculum includes everything from developing healthy expectations within your church’s culture to the practical steps you’ll take to build an excellent strategy. Prayerfully consider making an orphan care strategy a central part of your church’s mission with this downloadable resource.
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What Others Are Saying

WeFoster, the foster care ministry of First Baptist Woodstock, is indebted to Patch Our Planet for providing expertise, passion and creativity as we lead our families to foster. However, it is the experience that Patch Our Planet brings to the table that is most helpful.  Having a partner that has “been there and done that” is invaluable.  WeFoster benefits from the lessons learned by Patch Our Planet’s great network of orphan care supporters.


I am so excited about the orphan care curriculum and other resources available at Patch Our Planet. Every orphan care ministry needs to be tuned into this website!


Everything I’ve encountered from Patch Our Planet has been vibrant, professional and innovative. It
reflects a rare blend of business-like minds and Christ-like hearts.


Patch Our Planet has played a key role in the strategy, design, development and launch of a region-wide initiative in Western NY called Every Child (everychild.com). Not only did they provide guidance on best practices throughout the country (in partnership with CAFO), but they focused on holistic community development, engaging the entire body of Christ, and the importance of our staff team (especially the lead pastor) helping to drive this initiative. That kept our goals and objectives clear.

From The Blog

The Paralyzing Effect of Orphan Care

We all know that orphan care is extremely complex. It is often so complex that it becomes paralyzing. We may even end up doing nothing. For that very reason, we need great resources to help us navigate this challenging space. We have to equip the Global Church if we are going to turn the tide […]

10 Inspiring Quotes for Church Leaders

1. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyon 2. “In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa 3. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who […]

Presence and Priority

I learned a hard lesson this week. My wife signed our kids up for swim lessons, the traditional summer activity that most kids really embrace. We knew it was much needed since we now live in Florida and love to frequent the pool and the ocean. There is water everywhere here, including the canal with […]