Resources for Stronger Families

Missouri Baptist Children's Home has many resources that can make your family stronger.

Ministries

Adoption Fee Schedule - MBCH Children and Family Ministries

For more information regarding the adoptive services and fees charged by MBCH Children and Family Ministries, you can download this file.

Ministries

Adoption Readiness Assessment for Couple with Infertility

For those who planned to get pregnant and raise a family, finding that they have infertility is a great disappointment and is something that is never fully resolved.  However, with time and sometimes with counseling, those who have infertility learn to move on with the realization that having a biological child will not be a part of their lives.  Often couples with infertility eventually consider adoption.  This readiness assessment will help you work through many of the issues.

The LIGHT House

LH Adoption Application

Adoption Application

The LIGHT House

The LIGHT House Adoption Fee Schedule

Resources

Birthday Offering Brochure

In this brochure you will learn about the different types of birthday offerings that we offer at Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

Resources

Children and Families in Crisis Brochure

Missouri Baptist Children's Home is committed to serving God by responding to the needs of children, youth and families to make a lasting difference in their lives. In this brochure you will learn about how you can help families in need.

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Convert Your Tax Dollars into Ministry Dollars - MBCH Tax Credits Brochure

In this brochure you will learn how you can take the money that you pay towards taxes and redirect it to go towards helping children and families in need here at Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

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Designate How Your State Taxes Are Used - The LIGHT House Tax Credit Brochure

Do you pay Missouri State taxes every year? Well by reading this brochure you will learn how you can redirect your taxes to go towards helping mothers and their babies at The LIGHT House in Kansas City!

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Enabling Faithful Estate Stewardship Brochure

Want to increase your current income, decrease taxes, eliminate probate loses, do more for your family and give more to God? Well in this brochure you will learn how enabling an estate stewardship will help you do all these great things and more.

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Foster Care Brochure

MBCH Children and Family Ministries needs homes for all types of children, but the majority of children needing homes are school age. Many of the children are in sibling groups that need to stay together. Some have special medical, emotional or developmental needs.  This brochure will help answer questions on foster care.

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Foster Family Sponsorship Brochure

MBCH Children and Family Ministries needs homes for all types of children, but the majority of children needing homes are school age. Many of the children are in sibling groups that need to stay together. Some have special medical, emotional or developmental needs.  This brochure will help answer questions on foster care sponsorship.

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Human Trafficking Rescue Brochure

In this brochure you will learn about how to help the victims of Human Trafficking.

Ministries

Pregnancy Services Brochure

MBCH Children and Family Ministries offers comprehensive pregnancy services programs that can assist girls and young women with unplanned pregnancies.

Resources

Teen Pregnancy is a Crisis

Want to learn how you can help young teen moms and their unborn babies? By reading this brochure you will learn how to become a "Teens in Crisis Partner" and what you can do to help these young ladies.

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The LIGHT House General Brochure

By reading this brochure you will learn more about our maternity services for young girls in need in and around the Kansas City area.

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The New Adult Coloring Book is Here!

One of the "hottest" trends is coloring books for adults. MBCH is following that trend by announcing the availability of the "MBCH Adult Coloring Book: Stained Glass Edition." This book is beautifully illustrated by Jessica Ford, Public Relations Specialist.

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Therapeutic Family Foster Care Brochure

The children served in our Therapeutic Family Foster Care Program come to us with emotional, behavioral, and physical challenges that prevent them from succeeding in a more traditional family setting.  Download our brochure for information on how MBCH Children and Family Ministries can help.

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Transitional Living Placement Brochure

To give these youth the best possible chance to succeed in life, MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCH CFM) provides training programs to develop independent living skills necessary for these young men and women to live on their own. 

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Treatment Foster Care Brochure

The children served in our Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Program come to us with emotional, behavioral, and physical challenges that prevent them from succeeding in a more traditional family setting. In this brochure you will learn how you can help these children and how to become Treatment Foster Care Parents.

Events and Festivals

Afternoon with the Stars 2017 Bulletin Insert

Attached is the color bulletin insert for churches to use in their Sunday Programs.

Events and Festivals

Afternoon with the Stars 2017 Poster

Attached is a beautifully colored event poster of Afternoon with the Stars.

Events and Festivals

Afternoon with the Stars 2017 Powepoint Slide

This is a downloadable 1600 x 1200 powerpoint image that can be used to promote Afternoon with the Stars in your church.

Events and Festivals

Afternoon with the Stars 2017 Powerpoint Slide

This is a downloadable 1920 x 1080 powerpoint image that can be used to promote Afternoon with the Stars in your church.

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Festival Craft Identification Card

Are you are participating in our craft auction? If so, download our "Craft Identification Card" and attach it to your craft.

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Festival Quilt Form

Are you entering a quilt into one of our quilt auctions?  If so, download our Festival Quilt Form and attach it to your quilt.

Events and Festivals

Festival Tip Sheet

Events and Festivals

Hannibal Golf Tournament 2017 Registration Form

This is a downloadable registration form for the tournament!

Events and Festivals

Hannibal Golf Tournament 2017 Flyer

This is a colorful downloadable flyer to promote the event!

Events and Festivals

Hannibal Golf Tournament Brochure 2017

This is a brochure that is available for download that allows people to learn about the event as well as sign up for team sponsorships.

Events and Festivals

Light House Gala 2017 Flyer

This is a beautifully colored downloadable flier to hang up in your church!

Resources

Light House Gala Registration Form

This ia a downloable registration form for the Light House Gala.

Resources

Quilt and Craft Tips

Are you looking for suggetions of what makes a great quilt or craft item sell for a high proce and what judges are looking for in juding items, download our "Quilt and Craft Tips".

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Silent Auction Donation Sheet

Would you like to donate an item to be auctioned off during one our silent auctions? By filling out this sheet and mailing it back to Missouri Baptist Children's Home!

Events and Festivals

Strawberry Festival Flyer 2017

Download this beautiful Strawberry Festival flyer to hang up in your church!

Events and Festivals

Strawberry Festival Poster 2017

Download this beautiful Strawberry Festival poster to hang up in your church!

Events and Festivals

Strawberry Festival Power Point (Large)

Download this beautiful Strawberry Festival 1920x1080 Power Point slide to put in your church's slideshow!

Events and Festivals

Strawberry Festival PowerPoint (Small)

Download this beautiful Strawberry Festival 1600x1200 Power Point slide to put in your slideshow for your church!

Resources

What a quilt judge look for

What our quilt judges look for when judging your quilt.

Links

The LIGHT House

Background Screening

Background Screening form

Ministries

Intake Form - Adult Placement Application

For an adult placement request, please download, fillout and return this Adult Placement application.

Ministries

Intake Forms - Minor Placement Application

For the placement of a minor, please download, fillout and return this Minor Placement application.

Resources

LIGHT House Adoption Application and Fee Schedule

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Mission Project Booklet

Caring Christians across the state want to get involved where hurting children are concerned. This booklet is designed to give individuals, groups, or church congregations ideas that others have used to help the children of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.

The LIGHT House

Volunteer Application

2016 Volunteer Application

Resources

CFM Logo

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CFM Logo

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Logo Graphic

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MBCH Foundation Logo

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MBCH Foundation Logo

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MBCH Logo

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The LIGHT House

This is the png file for the LIGHT House logo

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The LIGHT House

This is the jpeg file for the LIGHT House logo

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OS 2016 Postcard

This is an Orphan Sunday 2016 5x7 postcard.

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OS Bulletin

This is a 2 page full color bulleting insert, it can be used as inserts in church programs.

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OS INTL Poster

This is an international image poster for Orphan Sunday.

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OS Poster #1

This is an 8.5x11 Poster for the 2016 Orphan Sunday Event.

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OS Poster #2

This poster is and 8.5x11 editable to fit to your specific event that benefits Orphan Sunday.

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OS Poster #4

This is an 11x17 non-editable poster for the 2016 Orphan Sunday Event.

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OS Poster #4

This is an 11x17 non-editable poster for the 2016 Orphan Sunday Event.

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OS Save The Date

This is a full color save-the-date card that can be used as a printed handout.

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OS Social Media Banner #1

This a full color facebook cover for the event.

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OS Social Media Banner #2

This is a full color Twitter cover.

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OS-Profile

This is a profile picture for Orphan sunday outfitted for Facebook standards.

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Sunday Poster #3

This is an 11x17 editable poster for your specific event that helps to benefit orphan sunday. 

Ministries

It's Called Life A Prolife Sermon

All across our country the value of life, the sanctity of life, the respect for life at every stage is being undermined and eroded at an alarming rate.

Ministries

Sanctity of Human Life - Bulletin Insert

Missouri Baptist Children's Home is commited to the sanctity of human life.  You too can support life by inserting our flier into your church's Sunday bulletin or passing the insert along to friends and family.

Ministries

Sanctity of Human Life - Sermon Outline

Missouri Baptist Children's Home is commited to the sanctity of human life.  The attached sermon notes can assist pastors in preparing a sermon on the sanctity of human life.

Ministries

Sanctity of Human Life Quotations

"Many children are unplanned by their parents, but they are not unplanned by God. God’s purpose took into account human error, and even sin." This and other quotes about the scantity of life are available in this file.

Ministries

Santity of Life Pastoral Resources

Sanctity is defined as the condition of being considered sacred or holy, and therefore entitled to respect and reverence.  God is the creator of all things.  This includes mankind.  We are uniquely created in God’s own image.  We have been set apart for His glory.  Human life is sacred.

Ministries

Sermon: The Sanctity of Life and the Culture of Death

On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court handed down the decision we know as Roe v. Wade that effectively legalized abortion on demand throughout the United States of America. When the decision was handed down it was recognized that this was an historic occasion. The Supreme Court had now declared a right that heretofore had never been recognized within the Constitution. But even the justices who voted in the majority in that decision seemed to have had little understanding of what they had unleashed.

Ministries

What the Bible Says Amout the Beginning of Life

The Bible is far from silent on the topic of the sanctity of human life, especially in the womb.  This resource provides just a few of the Scripture verses that speak to the value of preborn life created in God's image.

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Adult Coloring Book

This is our brand new adult coloring book branded the "Stain Glass Edition". This beautifully illustrated coloring book will take your stress away as you color through our many events and inspiring bible verses!

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Children's Coloring Book

Children can learn about the ministries of Missouri Baptist Children's Home through our coloring book. 

Resources

Miles of Pennies Poster

This is the new "Miles of Pennies" Poster now available for download!

Women's Ministry

District Map

You can download a map of Missouri showing each district

Women's Ministry

Missouri Baptist Women - Speaker's Listing

You can download this list of Missouri Baptist Women speakers to find a resource in your area.

Women's Ministry

Wanda Shellenbarger Biography

Wanda has a passion for ministry to and for women and girls and loves proclaiming the gospel through Women’s Ministry Groups, Community Bible Studies, Drug Rehab Homes for Women, Children’s Home Ministries and anyone who is willing to hear of the saving grace of our Lord and Savior.

Women's Ministry

Womens and Girls Bible Study Resources

Here is a Bible study resource for women and girls.  Email Wanda for loan availability.

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Leadership

2017 MBCH PDI Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell Martin MBA, CFP® Vice PresidentRev. Lance Long Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardMr. Russell Martin, St. Charles Recording SecretaryMrs. Betty Cox, Cape Girardeau Rev. Mark Albee, HannibalProfessor Jack Kirkland, St. LouisRev. Lance Long, St. Louis

Leadership

2017 Missouri Baptist Children's Home Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell L. Martin MBA, CFP® President EmeritusDr. Raymond R. Kenison Vice President, Public RelationsRev. Derald L. Harris M.A. Human Resources DirectorMr. Tim Toma Spiritual Life DirectorRev. George Fulgham Director of Web Development and Computer ServicesJohn Jost Accounting ManagerMr. Rich Haacke Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardDr. William A. Vail, Poplar Bluff Vice Chairman of the BoardRev....

Our Ministry Locations

Find Us Around the State

Missouri Baptist Children's Home provides ministries of Hope and Restoration throughout the state of Missouri through regional campuses in Bridgeton, Mt. Vernon, and Peculiar. Regional offices are maintained in Bridgeton, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City and Springfield to provide the support needed by hundreds of foster families and children. Volunteers are always welcome...

Who We Are

The Story of Us

Missouri Baptist Children's Home was founded upon a dream of Mrs. Joseph B. Thompson in 1882. Mrs. Thompson saw a vital need in the rapidly developing city of St. Louis, for a place to house orphaned children and infants when they had no place to go.A member of the Ladies' Sewing...
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Adoption

Children Available for Adoption

There are hundreds of foster children in Missouri who are waiting for a forever family. The photos listed on this page are some of those whose care is managed by MBCH Children and Family Ministries. For more information about the children listed as available on this website, please contact our INTAKE...

Foster Care

There Are Many Types of Foster Care

Foster Care provides a temporary home for children who are unable to live in their biological parent's home. Foster parents provide a safe home and place for children to heal until they are either reunited with their birth family or an adoptive home is found. Family Foster Care Parents provide care for...

Foster Care

Transitional Living Program

With little or no family support system, young people who are aging out of the foster care system are at significant risk of failing to become independent, successful adults. The MBCH Children and Family Ministries Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16-21 to...

Human Trafficking Rescue

MBCH Provides support for those trapped in Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide.  Consider the following statistics: There are 100,000 to 300,000 underage girls being sold for sex in America. The average age of American victims is 12-14 years old. 1 out of every 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution...

Informational Meetings

Christian Foster Homes Needed in Missouri

MBCH Children and Family Ministries unique ministry is to provide Christian foster parents for children who have been abused and neglected.  Christian foster parents have a wonderful opportunity to share their homes, their lives, and the love of Christ with foster children and their families.  Our mission is to make a...

Services

Support For Unplanned Pregnancy

If you or someone you know has just learned of an unplanned pregnancy, there may be feelings of fear, confusion and concern about the future.Having a baby can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. An untimely pregnancy affects the individual in every aspect of life.At MBCH Children and Family...
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Planned Giving

Christian Stewardship Seminars

MBCH Foundation staff conduct Christian Stewardship Seminars for churches, community and/or civic groups. The seminar is presented at no cost or obligation to the organization or individuals who attend. These seminars focus on basic principles of Christian stewardship as well as ways to plan your estate so you can 1) increase your current income,...

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Opportunities

You can include Missouri Baptist Children's Home in the final distribution of your estate to help the hurting and abused children in our care. In this way, your life continues to have a positive influence long after your in Heaven! Future generations of children, youth and families will benefit from the compassion and generosity of...

Show Your Support

Campus Needs

Countless churches, mission groups and organizations have collected needed items to benefit the children served by the programs of MBCH Children and Family Ministries. Individuals also routinely donate items directly to the Children’s Home. In order to facilitate the collection and distribution of the needed items, MBCH has established the "Campus Store"...
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Adoption Program

Full Service Adoption

The LIGHT House is a full service adoption agency licensed in the State of Missouri.  Since 1985, our experienced staff has facilitated hundreds of successful adoptions.  We help connect expectant mothers, who will be delivering or have delivered their babies in Missouri, with prospective Christian adoptive families who may live throughout...

Maternity Home

The LIGHT House Maternity Home

For young pregnant ladies aged 12 - 21 who need a safe place to stay while pregnant, we offer full residential services. All residential services are provided free of charge. The residential services are provided in a wonderful large home that is clean, beautifully furnished, and private. Our staff provides a loving...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

The LIGHT House Needs Your Financial Support

The LIGHT House is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.The Light House has been providing services to the Kansas City area since 1985. We have been blessed in the recent years with your gifts of service and resources. We cannot operate...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

You Can Be the Hands and Feet Through Volunteer Opportunities

We view our volunteers as an extension of our staff. Because of this, we ask volunteers to go through a process similar to that of new employees. We ask that you complete an application, which includes references, complete a background check, and go through an orientation process. The information needed is...
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Speakers & Leadership

Speakers and Leadership

SpeakersWe have a list of excellent women’s ministry speakers that are ready to come to your church, and they’re all from right here in Missouri. Take a look at the list of speakers to find the right speaker for your next women’s ministry event.Download a List of SpeakersLeadershipView a State District...
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