An Orphan’s Hope Conference

An Orphan's Hope

The Details

Pre-registration is now closed. You can still register onsite the morning of the conference!

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Wilson Community Church
2301 Montgomery Dr W
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 237-6608

Men, women, and church leaders interested in learning more about orphan care. Whether it be adoption, foster care, orphan hosting, child sponsorship, or learning how to equip your church in supporting orphaned and vulnerable children, “An Orphan’s Hope” is for you.

How Much: $25 per person*Online registration ends April 30th. You can register at the door the day of the event, but registration will not include lunch.
Childcare: Although we are personally unable to provide childcare services, Play Date (Drop In Child Care) of Wilson is willing to provide all conference attenders, childcare at a discounted rate. Please inform us that you will be using Play Date when registering, and we will make sure your child and/or children have spots reserved.

Featured Speaker

cbfd7cd40e51f21dc07ad53b7fa5b8eb_f387Jason Johnson grew up in the Dallas, TX area in a ministry home. While attending Texas A&M University, Jason began working in ministry himself. After earning his Speech Communications degree in 2002, Jason continued working in full-time pastoral ministry while studying at Dallas Theological Seminary. With over 13 years of ministry experience, six of which include planting and leading a church within the Acts 29 Network, Jason has a deep passion to see the people of God equipped and mobilized to live out the mandate of God in this world.

As a frequent writer and speaker on issues of foster care, adoption and child welfare, Jason’s passion comes from his own childhood story, his heart for the Church and from his personal experience as a licensed foster and adoptive parent.

Jason serves as the Church Engagement Officer with Arrow Foundation. He is the primary content creator for ALL IN ( and blogs regularly at He and his wife, Emily met on campus at Texas A&M and were married a few weeks after graduation in 2002. They currently live in the Houston, TX area with their four daughters, the youngest adopted through the foster care system in December 2013.

Conference Schedule

8:30 to 9:30 Registration
9:30 to 10:00 Welcome & Worship
10:00 to 10:45 “The Multi-Generational Story of Orphan Care” – Jason Johnson
10:45 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 11:45 Break-out Sessions

  • Adoption 101 – Amazing Grace Adoptions & Orphan Care
  • Only People Count – Holt International
  • Why the Work is Worth It: Getting Refreshed and Staying Engaged – ALL IN Orphan Care
  • Breaking Down the Barriers of Affording Adoption
11:45 to 12:00 Break
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 2:00 “Building A Culture of Orphan Care Ministry in Your Church” – Jason Johnson
2:00 to 2:15 Break
2:15 to 3:00 Break-out Sessions

  • Alternative Measures of Care: I Can’t Do Everything, But I Can Do Something – Faith Connections with Wilson County DSS
  • Foster Care First Aid – The Bair Foundation
  • How the Church Can Build an Orphan Care Ministry Structure – ALL IN Orphan Care
3:00 to 3:15 Break
3:15 to 4:00 Q&A with Jason Johnson


Attending Ministries & Organizations

Lodging in Wilson


 Email the WCC Orphan Care Ministry