On Stand Sunday, Christians around the world stand for the children and families in foster care. We have a new, free pack for you to download in our store. Each pack contains an informational brochure about Stand Sunday, and how you can organise a Stand Sunday event at your church. Also includes a poster to use for promotion for your event.
In Australia, there is around 46,000 children living in foster care. In Queensland, there are over 9100 children. Currently, there are around 5000 foster carers and families. There is a great need for more loving, safe and caring homes for our most vulnerable children.
Stand Sunday is an opportunity for our churches to stand and acknowledge our calling as the family of God, responsible for the protection, advocacy and care for the vulnerable children in our local communities.
This year, we are encouraging churches to join with the Australian movement to stand on Sunday, 11th September (to coincide with foster carer’s and child protection week), or with the global movement of churches involved in Stand Sunday, on November 13th. Or any other Sunday that works for your church!
A Stand Sunday event can look however you want it to.
It can incorporate sermons, prayer, interviews with carers, kids’ activities, family celebrations, donation drives, story telling and more. We’ve put together the pack full of ideas, prayers, and next steps for your church to take on as part of your support for children and families in foster care.
Imagine if there were more families waiting for children, than children waiting for families in Queensland?
Find your free, downloadable Stand Sunday pack in our store here.