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 CAFO2022, September 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 CAFO2022!

STEP 1: Is your church a Hephzibah62:4 Partner?
CAFO Summit grants are available each year for Hephzibah62:4 partner churches. Not a partner? Not a problem. Click here to explore partnership details and benefits, and to join.

IMPORTANT DETAILS for Hephzibah62:4 Partner Churches: Currently we are able to offer up to two $500 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 CAFO2022 grant/s, simply register at the link in Step 2 below and e-mail us your CAFO2022 registration confirmation. You will then be placed on a list to receive further event and reimbursement process information from Hephzibah62:4, as it becomes available. If you are unsure, please contact us with questions about grant information and eligibility before you register your pastors, church staff and lay leaders. 

STEP 2: Register for CAFO2022. Location is Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. The conference begins mid-day Wednesday, September 28 and ends mid-day Friday, September 30. For the most complete CAFO2022 conference details and registration, click here.

STEP 3: Save your spot for the 2022 Hephzibah62:4 Connection Dinner. The FREE Hephzibah62:4 Connection Dinner will be held on-site at CAFO2022 on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 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 September 1!

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 Midtown Church

Hephzibah62:4 Church Partner and CAFO2021 Attendee

CAFO2021 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

Hephzibah62:4 Church Partner and CAFO2021 Attendee

I have been serving in Child Welfare for over twenty years, yet while attending the CAFO conference God still provided fresh insight for my heart and mind regarding those of us that He has inspired to respond to what is described in Psalm 10:14: 

‘But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted. You consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.’ 

– Pastor Phyllis, CAFO Summit Attendee