Jedd believes that love for orphans transforms. Both personally and through the example of countless others, he’s seen that lives are turned upside-down when Christians reflect God’s heart for orphans through adoption, foster care and global orphan care. This kind of love transforms not only orphans, but also those who open hearts and homes to them. Churches can be transformed as well, moving the entire community beyond self-focused religion to self-giving faith. Finally, when a watching world sees the Gospel embodied in this way, onlookers are transformed, too. Desiring to spur this kind of transformation through the Church, Jedd serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
He loves journeying life with his wife, Rachel. He relishes wrestling matches with his five children—Siena, Marin, Eden, Lincoln, and Phoebe. Most of all, he desires to reflect the heart of Jesus Christ in all of life.
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(Helpful information for those interested or starting out.)
(Resources on common struggles and victories of adoptive families.)
(Testimony and materials from church leaders who have cultivated and celebrated the ministry of adoption in their congregations.)
9:30am | Registration Opens
10:00am | Worship and Opening Session with Jedd Medefind
11:10am | Breakout Options
12:00pm | Lunch
12:45pm | Worship and Second Session with Jedd Medefind
2:00pm | Breakout Options
2:50pm | Dismissal from Breakout Groups