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The Defender Podcast is a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services where we seek to equip the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children and families. We hope this podcast will provide encouragement, inspiration, and ways to connect with others who have a heart for the orphan. Continue Reading >>
The Defender Podcast is a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services where we seek to equip the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children and families. We hope this podcast will provide encouragement, inspiration, and ways to connect with others who have a heart for the orphan. << Show Less
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Best of 2022: Marriage and Adoption HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESBridge Educational Services offers screening for your child as well as help with learning plans in an educational environment. In addition, Bridge tutors offer unique cognitive fitness sessions and tutoring for children.   LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. Web: lifelinechild.orgEmail: info@lifelinechild.orgFacebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechildThe Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | SpotifyThe Defender Bible Study: Subscribe
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Best of 2022: Marriage and Adoption HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESBridge Educational Services offers screening for your child as well as help with learning plans in an educational environment. In addition, Bridge tutors offer unique cognitive fitness sessions and tutoring for children.   LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. Web: lifelinechild.orgEmail: info@lifelinechild.orgFacebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechildThe Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | SpotifyThe Defender Bible Study: Subscribe
Best of 2022: Birthparent Counseling Ministry GUESTSMarie Gunn joined Lifeline's Mississippi team in February 2019. She works in the Hattiesburg office as the Mississippi Case Work Supervisor and Pregnancy Counselor. Marie studied at The University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Bachelors in Child and Family Studies with an emphasis in Development and a Masters in Social Work.HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESStart getting ready for our annual R(un) for One! This event is a 5K road race that raises funds to support the work of caring for vulnerable children and families around the globe. You can gather together with family and friends in Birmingham on September 24 or run wherever you are with our R(un) Where you Are Option. LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify
A Conversation with Commissioner Nichols, Part 2 GUESTJennifer Nichols is the Commissioner of the Department of Children's Services for the state of Tennessee. Commissioner Nichols was appointed by Governor Bill Lee in January 2019. Under Commissioner Nichols’ leadership, in 2021 the Department implemented the Family First Prevention Services Act, the most comprehensive legislative child welfare reform in 25 years that will provide evidence-based prevention services for children and youth at risk of entering foster care.HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCES Stand for Orphans is our kid-initiated, kid-run opportunity to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. There are many ways to utilize Stand – making lemonade, baking cookies, doing an online talent show, etc. There really is no limit and allows your kids the ability to get creative. Visit lifelinechild.org/stand/ for more information and resources. LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify
A Conversation with Commissioner Nichols Part 1 GUESTJennifer Nichols is the Commissioner of the Department of Children's Services for the state of Tennessee. Commissioner Nichols was appointed by Governor Bill Lee in January 2019. Under Commissioner Nichols’ leadership, in 2021 the Department implemented the Family First Prevention Services Act, the most comprehensive legislative child welfare reform in 25 years that will provide evidence-based prevention services for children and youth at risk of entering foster care.HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESOn June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court justices released their ruling, finding favor with Mississippi’s right to significantly limit abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. As a new day dawns across the United States, many women are waking up with paralyzing fear. Buried under the burdens of difficult circumstances, more women than ever are facing an unknown future. We want them to know they are loved and valued. We want them to know life-affirming options. Join us as we open arms and doors to care for women across this country. Vessels of Hope is our faithful community of monthly donors. This ministry to orphaned and vulnerable children is only possible because of the Body of Christ that we walk hand-in-hand with. Those people give of their time, knowledge, and resources.  LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify
A Conversation with Elli Oswald GUEST Elli Oswald is the executive director of Faith to Action, a coalition of organizations focused on promoting best practices in care for orphans and vulnerable children.HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESToday is Giving Day, a 24-hour period concentrated on making hope possible for vulnerable children and families. It’s a day to join together as partners and friends who desire to see God’s work in adoption, family restoration, and global orphan. Give today to continue to #MakeHopePossible. As summer is in full swing, less structured time may lead to behavioral challenges. Parent Coaching is a service available for any parent who needs additional insight into their child’s behavior. Tailored to each family and each child. These are 45-60-minute sessions filled with proven tools and techniques to use in building additional strengths in parenting. Click here to learn more.  LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify
Father's Day HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESFor those seeking to adopt, we have produced an eBook to help you as you financially prepare for the journey. It is filled with tips, resources, contact information for grant organizations, and more. Download here.  LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify
The Importance of Structure and Routine and Thriving This Summer GUESTSonia Martin, LICSW, PIP, TBRI® Practitioner, and Director of Central Alabama Engagement, joins Herbie and Rick to talk about the importance of structure and routines for children and gives tips to help your family thrive this summer. HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESOur newest edition of Journey magazine is out. Hear from an adoptive mom who found joy in her journey, and read about how we can begin to nurture solid roots in our children. Click here to read! LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

Subscribe on iTunes | StitcherEmail: info@lifelinechild.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lifelinechild Twitter: @lifelinechild Instagram: lifelinechild
Stand for Orphans Summer Kickoff with Ashley Newell GUESTAshley Newell is the wife of Herbie Newell and helped her children found Stand for Orphans. HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESStand for Orphans is our kid-initiated, kid-run opportunity to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.  Kids can make lemonade, bake cookies, make a craft, etc. There is no limit and allows your kids the ability to get creative and use their skills, interests, and gifts. To learn more about Stand for Orphans, visit https://lifelinechild.org/stand/.LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

Subscribe on iTunes | StitcherEmail: info@lifelinechild.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lifelinechild Twitter: @lifelinechild Instagram: lifelinechild
A Conversation with Families Count Church Partners GUESTSAlex Cowan, Associate Pastor at Skyland Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. Scott Green, Discipleship and Missions Pastor at North Port Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL.Traci Newell, National Program Director of Families Count.  HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESBridge Education Services customizes an educational plan for you and your child with cutting-edge techniques but is filtered through a biblical worldview. Summer break can be a great time to have extra help with tutoring and preparing for your child’s next school year. Click here to learn more. LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

LIFELINE CHILDREN'S SERVICESThe mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 
Web: lifelinechild.org

Email: info@lifelinechild.org
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @lifelinechild
The Defender Podcast: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

The Defender Bible Study: Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify
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