The Advocate Clinic provides church volunteers, Advocates, with detailed training on how to begin and maintain a strong Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) at their church.
Our Advocate training process is built upon these basics:
Envision | Establish | Equip | Empower
Envisioning, Establishing and Equipping a FAM to thrive within your local church is facilitated through the training presented at our Live The Promise Church Advocate Clinic. Topics at the Advocate Clinic include: Roles Your Church Can Fulfill, Creating Awareness, Forming and Launching Care Communities, and Working with Public and Private Agencies.
Empowering a Family Advocacy Ministry happens through utilizing our online Advocate Portal as well as a variety of online trouble-shooting tutorials. Unlimited access to the Advocate Portal ensures Advocates will always have the most up-to-date materials and training available to grow their ministry. We also offer subsequent coaching in the months following the Clinic.
Comments from Advocate Clinic Alumni:
I just want to say how much I appreciate you [Live The Promise Regional Manager] and Promise686. It was such a blessing to find out that the vision God put in my heart already existed with an amazing support system already in place to back it up. I never imagined that I would have not only the tools I need for an effective ministry at my fingertips, but also a personal mentor and support coach to make sure our ministry is successful. Promise686 has been a dream come true. I cannot imagine how much time and energy it would take for me if I where on my own. By simply attending a training I feel ready and equipped to immediately start a ministry that can effectively serve the people of our church. Thank you, thank you, thank you... for being so available and such an amazing representative of Promise686." -LTP Church Advocate, Beaufort, SC
Thank you for an extraordinary Clinic! It was well planned and implemented and was a great use of my time. After years of attending conferences and retreats I have learned to pick and chose the ones that will be most beneficial in time and money. Your conference fulfilled both. It was Spirit filled and was a wise investment! Thank you for being good stewards what you've been entrusted. It is greatly appreciated! I think God delivered and confirmed in a huge way... that He most definitely wants me to pursue this ministry to change our whole state for the better, to help foster families! The best is yet to come! -LTP Affiliate, SC
"Things you found to be most helpful at this training clinic?"
"Meeting like minded people - sharing thoughts, ideas and experiences"
"Great format, great printed training manual, and feeling supported"
"The hearts of the leadership and their passion for this ministry and how well they have equipped us to get this started at our church - very inspiring!"
"Helpful in understanding the various ways my church can get involved in foster care!"
"Love the materials! Thank you for thinking through so many scenarios and giving us the tools to feel equipped."
"That everything is done and we simply plug in our own info. We aren't reinventing the wheel and we are supported with so much as we leave. I'm so excited. This has been invaluable."