It all started when...
As foster children's lives are impacted through Joy Meadows in the coming years, we can't wait to say, "It all started when....". We are SO thankful that the journey of Joy Meadows has begun. You can be a part of the very beginning! In the coming months, we have several different events scheduled to get the word out about the vision of Joy Meadows. We need your help! Check out our events below:
The Joy Run 0.5k
The second annual Joy Run 0.5k will be on June 15, 2019, at 9 a.m., the T-Bones Stadium at the Legends area in Kansas City, Kansas!
Only $25 for adults and $15 for kids!
Join your fellow race-slackers for an experience of triumph, victory and celebration during this 0.5k race (a/k/a 1640 ft, 656 steps, 500 meters) . Get ready for the glory of being a race-finisher and your participation medals, all to raise money for a great organization, Joy Meadows foster care community! This will be a fun, tongue-in-cheek event that will parody the typical 5k. Bounce houses, prizes, costume contest, face paint, Big Bubbles, and more!
ADVOCATE TRAINING CLINIC. Envisioning, Establishing and Equipping your Foster Care Ministry to thrive within your local church. Topics at the Advocate Clinic include: Roles Your Church Can Fulfill, Creating Awareness, Forming and Launching Care Communities, and Working with Public and Private Agencies. The Advocate Clinic utilizes the Live the Promise/Promise 686 format which has been effective in numerous churches in states across the country.
Come to this clinic for a full training! Once you attend the Clinic your Foster Care Ministry can utilize our online Advocate Portal to track your volunteers and foster family needs. Unlimited access to the Advocate Portal ensures Advocates will always have the most up-to-date materials, curriculum and training available to grow their ministry. We also offer subsequent coaching in the months following the Clinic. Questions? Contact Justin Oberndorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, June 1st, 9:00-4:30 p.m., our host location is Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia, Lenexa, KS.
$125 per registrant for Advocate Leader
Group discount of 2 or more ($100.00) per person
Late Registration after May 15th is $135 per person
Interested in being a foster parent? We are hosting a TIPS-MAPP training that is required to become a licensed foster family or respite family in the State of Kansas. The class is free!
The class will be held in June over two weekends in the following format: Sat., (9am-5pm), Sunday, (1-5 p.m.); and Sat., (9am-5pm), Sunday, (1-5 p.m.). Gracepoint Church, 5425 Martindale Dr., Shawnee, KS. Email us at email@example.com
Spread the Word...
We would love to speak to your church or organization about the foster care needs in Kansas, how to get involved, or about Joy Meadows specifically. For questions or scheduling, contact Sarah Oberndorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Joy Gala
We had our first annual "Building Joy Gala" on November 10, 2018 at the beautiful Oread Hotel. Have a business or organization? You can be a table sponsor. We can’t wait to announce our location and date for 2019. Be watching!