FaithBridge Foster Care introduces Decatur Churches United for
Foster Care, a partnership with two Decatur churches
Alpharetta, GA (October 27, 2009) - FaithBridge
Foster Care today announced a new partnership with two Decatur
churches, First Baptist Church of Decatur and All Souls Fellowship
Church. With this relationship, FaithBridge is introducing a new
model for churches that want to start a foster care ministry but
are not large enough individually to provide the capacity and
resources. Known as the Decatur Churches United for Foster Care,
the Decatur Orientation session takes place on Monday, November 9th
at First Baptist and IMPACT Training will be held December 4-6 at
"We are so excited about partnering with First Baptist Church of
Decatur and All Souls Fellowship," said Terence Chatmon,
FaithBridge Foster Care's Chief Church Relations Officer. "We've
had many smaller churches express interest in becoming involved
that we knew we had to create a way to accommodate them. The
multi-church alliance allows us to do this."
When Chatmon first spoke with Pastor Shayne Wheeler, he knew they
were the ideal churches to establish this type of relationship.
"They showed tremendous commitment to the community of Decatur, as
well as a strong desire to work side-by-side in this ministry,"
said Chatmon. "I expect they will become the model for how we work
with smaller churches in the future."
"We had no idea there was a foster care crisis in our own
community," said Pastor Wheeler. "Although we desire to make a
difference we are not equipped to launch a foster care ministry
without the system to succeed. We do not want to just create
another foster care model but a community model that will service
and support families to care for children and the biological
family. Working together, First Baptist of Decatur and All Souls
Fellowship Church can serve greater and more effectively than