Family Preservation

God has called me away from being a ‘convenient’ Christian into one who is in the trenches. Being a part of the launch of (our family preservation ministry) in South Dakota has forever changed me.

– Angel Metzger, Ransom Church


Family preservation ministries recognize that children need a safe and nurturing family environment and that separation of children from parents is often traumatic, with long-term negative impact. Family preservation can be any number of efforts focusing on strengthening families, poverty prevention and alleviation, short-term crisis intervention and foster care prevention. These efforts are rooted in the love of Christ and a holistic discipleship model that has the potential to transform the lives of parents, vulnerable children, and generations to come. 



Mosaic Church of Detroit, Detroit, MI

Various Ministries to Neighborhood Children and Youth

God placed Mosaic Church in the heart of Detroit in 2016. One of the greatest challenges facing the city is the plight of children and youth due to the breakdown of the family, poverty, the worst public education in America, broken systems, mental health and drug abuse issues, crime and instability. Mosaic Church serves the youth of Detroit through a variety of ministries and community partnerships rooted in discipleship and providing opportunities for a better future.


Ransom Church, Sioux Falls, SD

Harbor Families – Lifeline Children’s Services

Lifeline’s desire is that the body of Christ, the Church, would be the hands and feet of Jesus to families in crisis. Through Harbor Families, Christ-centered host families provide temporary, short-term care to children, and support to parents working through a crisis. Providing this support is intended to prevent the need for formal involvement in the child welfare/foster care system. Ransom Church has been active in family preservation ministry since 2013 and began their partnership with Harbor Families in 2021.



Families Count

Equipping and mobilizing local Wesleyan churches to transform the lives of vulnerable children

Our mission