A Family Waiting For Every Child!
The mission of Project 1.27 is “to inspire, recruit and resource churches and families to foster and adopt the kids in their own backyard.”
Project 1.27 believes in building relationships, God’s calling, a pioneering spirit, community, partnership, integrity, and hope in the fact that every child and youth deserves a forever home.
In December 2004 there were 875 children legally available for adoption in the Colorado foster care system. With the knowledge of over 3,000 active churches in Colorado, Pastor Robert Gelinas of Colorado Community Church began speaking with the state government to see how Colorado churches could work toward finding homes for these children.
He explained, “The body of Christ needs to come together to make sure there are no children waiting for homes in Colorado. It is a travesty that we have kids waiting for homes in our own back yards. That should never be the case.”
Thus, Project 1.27 was born with the vision that if each church in Colorado had one family step forward to adopt a child, there would be waiting parents instead of children. James 1:27 serves as a central verse of the mission, stating that “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans… in their distress.”
Through the collaborative efforts of state and county agencies, churches and faith-based organization’s like Project 1.27, the number of waiting children has declined in recent years. Project 1.27 now focuses on inspiring and recruiting families to both foster and adopt through the Foster Care System. Through our work in Colorado, as well as efforts toward a national expansion, Project 1.27 continuously strives to achieve our vision of a family waiting for every child!
Project 1.27 acts as a bridge between the church community and kids in foster care that need families. Through the training and support of foster and adoptive parents, families are better prepared and encouraged throughout their journey. Project 1.27 also partners with local churches and agencies in order to recruit more families and smooth the way for parent certification.
Project 1.27 provides the following services:
- Informational Orientation meetings held across the front range
- State-required, faith-based training for Christian parents wishingto foster and adopt
- Case Manager support throughout the foster/adopt process including completing required state paperwork and selecting a county or private agency
- Guidance for church leaders to create orphan-care ministry resources specific to their church
- Coaching and encouragement for parents as they engage the foster care system
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. AMEN.
View the latest from Project 1.27 here.