New curriculum arms churches for pro-life ministry
Care Net, one of the nation’s largest networks of pro-life pregnancy centers, has launched a curriculum for churches called “Making Life Disciples.” The idea behind it is to equip church congregations to minister to women and men considering abortion. Mary Chapman is a spokesperson for Care Net.
“Just in Los Angeles, California, we overlaid one denomination of churches and saw that churches overwhelmed the presence of abortion clinics in that area,” she says. “There are our 1,100 centers, plus all others, for approximately 2,500 pregnancy centers in the nation – however, there are 350,000 churches.”
And she says a national survey shows another solid reason why people in the church need to be equipped to minister to abortion-minded women.
“… The results of the survey show that four out of ten women surveyed were actively attending church at the time of their abortion – which unfortunately means that the abortion center felt safer than the church,” she tells OneNewsNow.
According to Chapman, Care Net’s curriculum isn’t designed for the pastor but instead for lay members of the congregation to form a pro-life ministry within the church supervised by a staff member. Then church members can direct abortion-minded women to pro-life centers, and the centers can refer spiritually minded women they deal with to churches that will advance their faith.