At Peninsula, we believe it is our calling to help care for orphans in our community and the world. There is a place for every Peninsula family to actively care for orphans or to support adoptive and foster families.

To get involved, please CLICK HERE and take this short survey.

To find out more about how The Way Home ministry began, see below...

Making the "Every Child Initiative" Part of Your Missions Strategy

There are approximately 16,000 children in North Carolina’s foster care system — children who need a home, children who need hope. But what can your church do to make an impact? Join Dr. Mark Smith, Foster & Adoption Church Liaison with the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, as he and the staff of Peninsula Baptist share how their foster care ministry, “The Way Home,” was developed and the many ways it has impacted their mission’s strategy.  Listen to the breakout session from the Disciple Making Conference held in Winston Salem in February 2023.

  • Orphan Care Strategy Handout

    Document handed out at the November 13, 2019 Orphan Care strategy meeting.

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Peninsula Baptist Helps Minister to Orphans in Ukraine

critical support to children and families through Lifesong for Orphans

Released June 9, 2022 — At a meeting held Sunday, June 5, 2022, The Way Home Orphan Care Ministry Team recommended to the Deacon body that $5,000 be given to our ministry partner, Lifesong for Orphans, to support their work with orphans in Ukraine. For the last 20 years, Lifesong has brought holistic, Gospel-centered care to orphaned and vulnerable children and families across Ukraine.

During this time of crisis, support from Peninsula Baptist will: 

  • Supply each ministry location with necessary food, fuel, medical supplies, and shelter. 
  • Deliver relief resources to those who remain in combat areas, like Chernigov and Kharkiv. 
  • Evacuate as many as possible to secure locations in western Ukraine and across the border. 
  • Establish operations in Poland to minister and offer relief to displaced Ukrainians.

On Monday night, June 6, 2022, the Deacons unanimously supported the team’s recommendation. The Finance Committee also supported this action on Tuesday, June 7th and the funds are on the way. Lifesong for Orphans has been a ministry partner with Peninsula Baptist since 2019. In general, Lifesong seeks to mobilize the Church to care for the orphan. They work with churches around the world. Specifically for Peninsula, they help administer an adoption fund that helps remove the potential financial barrier to Peninsula parents who are being led to foster or adopt. 

If you are interested in adoption, fostering, or supporting this ministry in any way, 

please contact any member of The Way Home Ministry Team; they are: 

- Lisa & Stephen Mauney

- Anita & Jay Morris

- Charity & Scott Ellis

- Angie & Aaron Brockopp

- Daniel Dye

 - Steve Mangum

Orphan Care

An Orphan Care Strategy meeting was held, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 for those who are interested in any aspect of the orphan care ministry.  Everyone, is called to adopt, but we are all instructed by Scripture to care for the orphan. Below is the audio from our meeting.