What is CompaCare®?


Compassionate care that helps churches minister to vulnerable children and families who need loving support. 

  1. A compassion care system with supporting resources that have been derived from the evidence-based work of COMPACT® and its team. It has been designed to promote family life and encourage community service in the local church with a view to fulfilling the royal law to love your neighbor as yourself (James 2:8).
  2. Designed for deployment and use by churches to mobilize coordinated and strategic compassionate community action that makes our commitment to the kingdom of God more tangible. It will empower local churches to actively pursue ministry to redeem the fatherless and the family.
  3. Built on professional practice experience to equip individuals in large or small churches to deliver evidence-based interventions to vulnerable families in their communities:
    • to protect vulnerable children, youth, and families;
    • to assist those in the community who provide custodial care for foster children and those who have adopted the orphaned;
    • to support those who care for the medically fragile, widowed, chronically ill, or special needs individuals;to intervene appropriately when calamity strikes a family in the community.


There is an awakening among churches to become involved in foster care. This is clearly a welcome move of the Holy Spirit. But this is not a social problem that can be resolved by simply recruiting foster parents and pointing them to the agencies that desperately seek them. Professional foster care agencies have caseworkers who are inundated by the flood of new cases. Their reporting and monitoring functions are critical to maintain professional and legal requirements, but what is often omitted is the emotional and caring support that struggling foster families need to be successful.

The CompaCare® Model of Ministry is a unique training and mobilization model for local church ministry that is based on a biblical theology of service, is supported by the latest empirical research. Our research suggests that successful foster placements can be significantly increased with the application of this model.

In one study of more than 1,000 foster families, the success rate increased to 95 percent. When one considers that in one Southern state, the average success rate of foster placements is as low as 37 percent, we know this is a revolutionary approach to foster care.


Want more info about CompaCare®? Have Questions?
If you would like to be contacted about starting CompaCare at your church or ministry, let us know here and we will be in touch with you.