47 episodes

Effective Compassion explores what’s really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. This seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope.

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    • 4.9 • 468 Ratings

Effective Compassion explores what’s really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. This seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope.

    Effective Compassion: Pure and faultless religion - S4.E10

    Effective Compassion: Pure and faultless religion - S4.E10

    Not every Christian is able or called to foster and adopt. But everyone has a part to play, and churches are finding ways to get more people involved in helping kids in crisis. Because only the church—not government agencies—can meet the deepest spiritual and relational needs of children and families with the hope of the gospel. North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (http://worldhelp.net/podcast) to learn more and donate.

    • 34 min
    Effective Compassion: Extra needs, special love - S4.E9

    Effective Compassion: Extra needs, special love - S4.E9

    All kids in crisis have needs. But some have extra challenges, medical conditions that complicate their care. What does it look like to love children with these special needs? And how can Christians support families involved in this heart-wringing and exhausting work?North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (http://worldhelp.net/podcast) to learn more and donate.

    • 31 min
    Effective Compassion: Better together - S4.E8

    Effective Compassion: Better together - S4.E8

    Since the mid 20th century, the U.S. foster care system—and Christian organizations—have moved away from institutions in favor of family care. That’s because statistics show children thrive when they’re raised in a stable family unit. But some kids in crisis don’t need—or want—a new family. Where do they fit in a system with a one-size-fits-all approach?North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (http://worldhelp.net/podcast) to learn more and donate.

    • 31 min
    Effective Compassion: Bearing heavy burdens - S4.E7

    Effective Compassion: Bearing heavy burdens - S4.E7

    Social workers face the worst of human brokenness every day. And they’re often lightning rods for the anger of everyone involved in the foster care system: families, foster families, judges, and even the kids themselves. Burnout and turnover is high, a heart-breaking end to careers that almost always start with a desire to help. But Christians, who know the source of hope, are finding ways to help.North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (http://worldhelp.net/podcast) to learn more and donate.

    • 30 min
    Effective Compassion: Redeeming broken families - S4.E6

    Effective Compassion: Redeeming broken families - S4.E6

    Christian ministries that once emphasized adoption as the best solution now focus on prevention—coming alongside families in crisis before their kids enter the foster care system. That means meeting more than just their material needs. For many struggling families, it's all about relationships—connections that shatter their isolation and discipleship that points them to the only source of true restoration.North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (http://worldhelp.net/podcast) to learn more and donate.

    • 30 min
    Effective Compassion: Court Appointments - S4.E5

    Effective Compassion: Court Appointments - S4.E5

    The family court system in practice includes two components of effective compassion. Help that is challenging and personal. But in a secular system, it’s up to individual believers to bring the spiritual component.North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (http://worldhelp.net/podcast) to learn more and donate.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
468 Ratings

468 Ratings

Happy Groupons ,

Covers every facet of foster care

I could listen to these over and over. Everything is covered from, CASA, to fostering the difficult trauma children, to preventing kids/families going into the system. I love the interviews and it is all very well researched. We have fostered for many years and have adopted 4 children. This gives people considering fostering and adopting a good and real truth to what you can expect. We have our own expectations coming in and them get a reality check real quick and you covered so much that comes up in foster care. Thank you for this podcast. There is not one out there like it even though there are so many about fostering. I love the investigative feel to this podcast. Thank you!

detrickcrew ,

Put me in, Coach!

Thank you for your coverage of foster care and adoption this season. My husband and I have been foster parents for the last 2 1/2 years, so it really hit close to home. I love to hear Christian podcasts that cover the topic, as their perspective is so hopeful and encouraging in the midst of a sinful and broken world. I hope the series spurs on other Christians who are being led by God to foster or adopt, and to continue to come alongside families throughout the process.

JimboKingo ,

Jim King

Very well done! Inspiring! Also, love your introductory song. Is that a portion of a song or your podcast theme song?

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