They don’t have a congregation, they don’t have the rites of various parts of a person’s life.” Focus on the Family formed Love Won Out, an ex-gay ministry, in 1998 and in 2009, it was sold to Exodus International.
In June 2013, however, Exodus ceased activities and issued a statement which repudiated its aims and apologized for the harm their pursuit caused to LGBT people; see Exodus International#Closure.) Focus on the Family's Wait No More ministry works with adoption agencies, church leaders and ministry partners to recruit families to adopt children from foster care.
On 23 June 2017, Vice President Mike Pence attended the organization's 40th anniversary celebration; at the event, he praised founder James Dobson, stated that President Donald Trump is an ally of the organization, and added that the Trump administration supports its goals (including the abolition of Planned Parenthood).
In its IRS Form 990 for Tax Year 2015, dated October 26, 2017, Focus on the Family for the first time declared itself a “church, convention of churches or association of churches”, claiming that it was no longer required to file the IRS disclosure form and that the sources and disposition of its million budget were “Not for public inspection.” Tax Attorney Gail Harmon, who advises nonprofits on tax law, said she found the declaration “shocking”, noting that ““There’s nothing about them that meets the traditional definition of what a church is.
Over several years beginning in 1998 Focus on the Family Radio Theater released an audio dramatization of C. Lewis' epic novel series The Chronicles of Narnia, with David Suchet providing the voice of Aslan, and over 100 English actors rounding out the cast.
The core promotional activities of the organization include a daily radio broadcast by its president Jim Daly and his colleagues, providing free resources according to Focus on the Family views, and publishing magazines, videos, and audio recordings.
The organization also produces programs for targeted audiences, such as Adventures in Odyssey for children, dramas, and Family Minute.
Radio Theatre also released an original miniseries, the Father Gilbert Mysteries, which tells of the spiritual mysteries encountered by Louis Gilbert, a cop-turned-Anglican-priest, who lives in Stonebridge, Sussex, and ministers to the people of the town from St. Nine episodes have been produced in four volumes available on cassette and CD.
FOTF also produces a children's radio drama entitled Adventures in Odyssey.
It was aired on over 1300 outlets, 325 of which were general market stations.