CAFO Summit Info & Grants

More than ever the Church needs to stand up in new ways for the most vulnerable among us. Join us at CAFO2024, September 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hephzibah62:4 has chosen the Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) Summit as an annual gathering place for Wesleyan pastors, church staff, lay leaders, caregivers/parents, students and advocates to be inspired, encouraged and gain insight into best practices in caring for vulnerable children. 

Our on-site Hephzibah62:4 Connection Dinner provides a unique opportunity for Wesleyans in attendance to gather and celebrate what God is doing through our Hephzibah62:4 Partner Churches.


Make plans for CAFO2024!

STEP 1: Do you qualify for a grant?

HEPHZIBAH62:4 PARTNER CHURCHES: This year we are offering up to two, $600 one-time/person grants per partner church, to help make attendance possible. This grant is offered as a reimbursement for eligible expenses shortly after the conclusion of the event, unless prior arrangements are made. To indicate your intention to claim your CAFO grant/s, simply register at the link in Step 2 below and e-mail us your registration confirmation. If you are unsure, please contact us with questions about grant information and eligibility before you register your pastors, church staff and lay leaders. Note: Churches may choose to use conference grants for one conference per partnership year. Conference choices for this grant category include CAFO Summit and DATC.

Not a partner? Not a problem. Click here to explore partnership details and benefits, and to join.

OTHER CAFO GRANTS: If you are a pastor or key volunteer in a Wesleyan church with a special interest in ministry to vulnerable children and families, you may qualify for a grant up to $250 (reimbursement) to cover your CAFO2024 registration. This is for non-Hephzibah62:4 Partner church leaders and attendees. Contact us at to inquire about availability.

STEP 2: Register for CAFO2024. Location is Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. The conference begins mid-day Wednesday, September 18 and ends mid-day Friday, September 20. For the most complete CAFO2024 conference details and registration, click here.

STEP 3: RSVP for the Hephzibah62:4 Connection Dinner. Link Coming Soon. The FREE Hephzibah62:4 Connection Dinner will be held on-site at CAFO2024 on Wednesday, September 18, during the conference dinner break, and is open to those who are part of The Wesleyan Church in the U.S. and Canada. Be sure to let us know you’re coming by August 30!

STEP 4: Submit an expense report along with your receipts for reimbursement. You can find the reimbursement process along with our expense report template here.

My wife Brook and I were able to attend the CAFO Summit for the first time and it was a life changing experience for both of us.

We went knowing that we wanted to do more as a family and as community in the life of the vulnerable but weren’t sure where to start. We walked away with resources, tools, and connections to give us the foundation needed to begin our journey and are excited to see where it leads.

– Pastor Blake

I remember thinking when we decided to attend CAFO, “This would be a great opportunity to learn how to care for vulnerable children as it relates to the ministry my wife feels called to lead.” I also remember thinking, “This would be a great place to meet new people, and make connections that would benefit said ministry.” What happened, as it always does, God laughed at my plans then showed me his plan. We learned some things, yes! We made some connections, yes! But more than that, God completely broke my heart for the orphans of our world. 

I believe if we love what God loves, and want what he wants, then attending a CAFO conference will help us do this, and do it well.  

– Pastor Michael, Mosaic Church of Detroit

CAFO Summit was a powerful time of reflection for myself and the Yellow Door House. I was reminded of the reasons why we enter into relationships with families and children in order to love like Jesus.

It was so impactful to be around like-minded individuals who are doing the work of serving vulnerable children, getting to hear their unique ideas and what has worked in their context. 


– Pastor Nikki, Yellow Door House