Adoption is topic of SBC panel discussion
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The North American Mission Board's LoveLoud initiative and Together for Adoption will host a four-person breakfast panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting addressing Southern Baptist involvement in adoption and orphan care.
The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, June 20, at 7 a.m. CDT.
Panelists will address the theological foundation and biblical practice of adoption and orphan care, and discuss how the Southern Baptist Convention can shape the Christian church worldwide.
"Adoption is a broad movement in Christianity, but something happens when you gather as a tribe and talk about how to do this together," Capps said.
NAMB's LoveLoud ministry seeks to assist and equip Southern Baptists in ministry evangelism initiatives, including adoption and orphan care. Together for Adoption seeks to strengthen churches' theological and practical understanding of adoption as a biblical model of God's love and as a biblical mandate for the church.
"We may not be able to eradicate the problem," Capps said. "But the convention has an army of churches who can really have a major influence."
Adam Miller is a writer for the North American Mission Board.