Formerly known as the Empowered to Connect Conference, Hope for the Journey brings together teachers, practitioners, advocates, adoptive and foster care families, adult adoptees, and foster youth alumni to share knowledge combined with uplifting perspectives.
As part of a long-term strategic plan, Emily Chapman Richards is being named Executive Director of Show Hope, effective Dec. 1.
Show Hope began with a divine spark in the heart of an 11-year-old girl. Emily Chapman was in Haiti, and for the first time in her life she met face-to-face with children living as orphans. Emily came home with a fire burning in her heart and knew she had to do something. That flame was the beginning of Show Hope.
In a music career that spans an astounding 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 58 GMA Dove Awards, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than eleven million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he is sharing his life story with his memoir, Between Heaven & the Real World. The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, is slated to hit shelves and all digital platforms on March 7, 2017 with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
It was five years ago when Steven Curtis Chapman debuted his “Songs & Stories” Tour, which became one of his most successful tours ever with sold-out crowds across the country. This fall, he will take the anticipated show back on out the road for its third run and will be joined by Mac Powell from THIRD DAY and Brandon Heath. The 20-city “Songs & Stories” 2016 tour, presented by Show Hope and for the first time by K-LOVE and in partnership with Awakening Events, will kick off on September 15 in Philadelphia and wrap October 16 in Jacksonville, FL.
Since they opened their doors just 12 years ago, Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, is celebrating a historic milestone. With the help of Show Hope sponsors, donors and partners, they are proud to announce that together they have helped restore the hope of a family for 5,000 children from more than 50 countries.
Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans’ home in Franklin, TN.
Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, spends $300,000 each year to provide diapers for the children at their five Special Care Centers in China.
Over the past 11 years, international adoptions to the U.S. have dropped by a drastic 70%, due in large part to changes in governmental policy and increased regulations. While many of the changes were necessary to better protect vulnerable children, the children still in need of a forever family find themselves in a more difficult position to gain that resource. In response, Show Hope® has begun providing grants for in-country adoptions in order to help provide families for those children.
Nashville, Tenn. – 24 March 2015 – With over five tours to date, thousands of students from more than 100 colleges nationally have tangibly acted to care for orphans with Show Hope’s Red Bus Project. Through a unique British double-decker-bus-turned-rolling-thrift-store, students have learned about the needs of orphans, signed up to get involved, and even donated and shopped for clothes to help provide families for waiting orphans around the world. So far, the Red Bus Project has reached out to more than 300,000 students, sharing the message of advocating for orphans. To continue this powerful mission of impacting students around the U.S., the Red Bus is currently visiting 14 colleges this spring.
March 5, 2015 – Franklin, Tenn – Show Hope,™ a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times’ best-selling author, will offer its next Empowered To Connect (ETC) Conference April 10 and 11. The upcoming conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas and simulcasted for the first time ever to churches and event centers across the U.S. and Canada. There are already 270 churches registered to broadcast the simulcast to date with more registering weekly. It is expected for approximately 10,000 people to participate in the conference.
NASHVILLE, TENN. – 9 FEBRUARY 2015 – K-LOVE is pleased to announce they are broadcasting “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” on their network. GRAMMY®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is host to this newly revived monthly concert series that is recorded live at Nashville’s Mother Church, the historic Ryman Auditorium. “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” invites artists from all genres of music to share songs with an uplifting spiritual message and pay homage to the Ryman’s tabernacle roots.
Franklin, Tenn – 5 Feb. 2015 – The new year is in full swing at Show Hope. With a brand new executive director, upcoming ETC (Empowered to Connect) conferences, and the Sam’s Place concert series benefitting Show Hope running through May, the Show Hope team is excited for the busy year ahead. Founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times’ best-selling author, Show Hope is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress.