Making Life Disciples
August 1st 2017
Church families walk with us, pray for us, and sometimes cry alongside us.
Churches are often the first responders in a family crisis. Our church families walk with us, pray for us, and sometimes cry alongside us. Women and men facing unplanned pregnancies are no different. They need the church community to come alongside them, to provide compassion, resources, and hope. Local pastors, partnering with Amnion, recognize this strong need and opportunity to love our brothers and sisters in Christ.
"Churches need faithful disciples on the front-line of caring for those facing an unplanned pregnancy. When faced with life-changing decisions, the church can provide a safe place for those who need care and counsel." – Alex Chen, Pastor, Risen Hope Church
As a church, how do we do this? How do we make sure that the church is the first resource families, men and women find support?
Starting in September, Amnion Pregnancy Center is offering a free training program called Making Life Disciples (MLD). The MLD program trains a local church volunteer to be a confidential resource in the church. Life Disciples will learn to listen with compassion, encourage life, and share resources to prepare men and women for the journey. Practical help such as “GLIDE” teaches Life Disciples how to give grace, listen, inquire, inform, digest, and empower, and many other tools will equip volunteers with confidence to make a lifesaving difference.
“When I learned there could be women in my church who feel alone and are afraid, facing an unplanned pregnancy, I wanted to do whatever I could to walk beside them. I never want women to go somewhere else because they are afraid that they will be judged or shamed in the church -- but I feel inadequate and not qualified. Training as a Life Disciples will give me the confidence to know what to say, resources to help, and ongoing support so that I can make a difference in my local church community.” – Amnion Volunteer and Future Life Disciple
Is God calling you to be a local missionary for life in your church? Would you like to learn more about the Making Life Disciples program?
Training sessions will be held at Amnion Pregnancy Center on September 21st, September 28th, October 5th, and October 12th from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. A light dinner will be served. Space is limited, contact Heidi Farinas by phone 610.622.9832 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.
For more information on the Making Life Disciples program, watch this short video: