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Let's make it official. 

We have a vision to see hundreds of churches, nonprofits,  businesses, and individuals strategically positioned along "the river" and fully equipped to help kids and families find stable footing on dry ground. 

Church Partner Agreement

Churches who participate in The Riverside Project (TRP) understand that in order to meet the needs of vulnerable families in our city, we must work together. No single congregation can do all that needs to be done. We need a city-wide, collaborative effort from hundreds of churches. TRP Partner Churches work together to share resources, to learn from one another, and to advocate for families and children in need.

Partner Churches agree to:

  • Labor alongside other churches and organizations to meet needs in their local context.

  • Share resources, collaborate on events and trainings, and seek to strengthen other organizations.

  • Adhere to the three TRP Core Convictions (see below).

  • Serve as coaches or mentors to other congregations (if requested).

  • Participate in area-specific quarterly gatherings.

  • Participate in the annual celebration of partners.

  • Commit to the pursuit of unity and the building up of the Body (Eph 4).

Our team agrees to: 

  • Provide ongoing resources, tools, coaching, and training to equip and mobilize your congregation. 

  • Participate in events hosted by your church and offer support/resources where needed. 

  • Share and celebrate your efforts through social media, newsletters, other communications.  

  • Provide connections to opportunities to serve in your community.

  • Steward your financial support wisely and honorably. 

Financial Commitment

Fostering Family is committed to equipping your congregation through shared resources, coaching, training, curriculum, consultation, and referrals. In turn, we want to see churches multiplying their impact by resourcing and collaborating with others. We offer these resources free of charge to Partner Churches. But of course, we depend upon donations in order to operate. Churches who partner with us financially invest not only in their own area, but in the entire city.

Core Convictions

Compassion

The word compassion comes from the Latin compati, which means "to suffer with." What distinguishes compassion from sympathy or empathy? Action. TRP partners desire to act on behalf of the needy, to relieve suffering by stepping into suffering.

Community

We believe care for the vulnerable is a community project. Every family needs a support system. TRP churches are committed to supporting families within their congregations and mobilizing their own community to care for families in their neighborhoods.

Collaboration

Unity and collaboration require humility. TRP churches genuinely desire to set aside their differences in order to resource and bolster one another for the sake of vulnerable children in Houston.

Thanks for signing up to be a TRP Partner Church!