In episode 179, you’ll hear from Pastor Evans Baggs who serves as the Pastor of Mobilization at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. We talk with Evans about the recent research from Barna Group, Faith to Action and Changing the Way We Care on Christian giving to orphanages. We’ll also hear his thoughts on the role of the American church in missions and ministry to orphan and vulnerable children and how to prioritize relationship and accountability with international partners.

  • Evans introduces himself and shares about their adoption story (7:37)
  • The role of the American church in global missions (13:13)
  • How OVC ministries at Port City Community Church have progressed over time (18:42)
  • An overview of the Faith to Action and Barna study – “Residential Care: US Giving and Missions” (24:24)
  • Finances, metrics and relationships – how to promote accountability for stewarding God’s resources and work (27:04)
  • Lament and excitement with changing OVC practice and support (37:56)

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