Buckner Builds Families… Redemptive Families with Hope for Kingdom Living

In my first blog on “Buckner Builds Families,” I mentioned this phrase as the core mission of Buckner. Just three words: “Buckner Builds Families.” That is what we do and it is easy to remember. We build families for children through foster care, adoption, and family strengthening programs. We build a sense of family for […]

Buckner Builds Families

If you ask me about the core reason Buckner exists today I would say: “Buckner builds families.” We build families for children through foster care, adoption, and family strengthening programs. For seniors, we provide life planned communities where they belong to a larger family of senior adults. Buckner builds families through… Foster Care. If a […]

Hurricane Harvey Tour Update – Day 2

Day 2 started early travelling to Houston-Aldine to visit the Buckner Family Hope Center under the leadership of Shawna Roy, director. My team and I went there to visit staff and volunteers as well as children and families affected by Harvey. The Houston-Aldine area was impacted heavily by rain, wind, and flooding. While the Buckner […]

Hurricane Harvey Update Day 1

I just returned from a two-day tour visiting evacuees from Hurricane Harvey as well as residents, children and families in Houston and Beaumont. Nothing compares to seeing things first hand. I can tell you that Buckner staff, children, families, and seniors are doing well despite the ravaging impact of Hurricane Harvey. The tour started at […]

His Name is Mason

I heard Eugene Cho @eugenecho, Founding and Lead Pastor of Quest Church www.eugenecho.com in Seattle at the CLA www.christianleadershipalliance.com this week. He presented an awesome message with many powerful biblical principles. The one that really spoke to me was this: “Take the time to look at people in the eye and call them by name […]

The Jesus Agenda e-Book Abridged Version

A couple of years back, I had a thought – the greatest resource for God’s redemptive mission on earth is followers of Jesus who faithfully participate in a local congregation, house church, home church, or small group week after week. Yet these saints are under-utilized and under-challenged for their own God-given call to redemptive work. […]

Take the Pledge to Protect Vulnerable Children and Lift Up the Fatherless!

August is an exciting month here at Buckner! There is a tangible outpouring of Christ’s love during our annual Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls drive. We are working hard to collect and provide new shoes for hundreds of thousands of orphans and vulnerable children. Shoes matter to these children. They provide access to education, protect […]

WFAA DFW Buckner Shoe Drive

Have you ever wondered how you, your family, or your church group can make a big difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families right here in North Texas and perhaps around the world? By contributing a pair of new tennis shoes or by leading your group, social club, or church group to do […]

Partners in the Gospel

I had the privilege of visiting the campus of Campbellsville University (CU), a private Christian liberal arts university in Kentucky at the beginning of March. I was invited to speak at their weekly convocation, share lunch with faculty and staff, and then to be interviewed on the university tv/radio program. You can learn more about […]

My Buckner Family

Family is what we do at Buckner. We are all about building families, strengthening families, and celebrating families. Family is where we come from and represents who we are. David, the King of Israel, once wrote (Psalm 68:6): “God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious live […]