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How does teaching purity fit into your center?

June 2018
By: Rebecca Hughes
Sixteen years ago, The Delton Women’s Center began to take shape--first in the hearts, minds, and prayers of people in the faith community, and ultimately as a physical presence with an ambitious mission. It would be a pregnancy center devoted to sharing Christ, affirming life, and helping oth...
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Should your center have a pastoral advisory council?

January 2018
By: Tom Lothamer
Life Matters Worldwide has had a pastoral advisory council for many years now, and I’ve found it to be very beneficial. It’s good to have a group of men I can call on for informal advice, especially on matters relating to the Church. I’ve asked them to lead staff devotions from tim...
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What to do when protesters show up

September 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Plans for the September 9 walk were proceeding smoothly, and then Shelly Burkhart, executive director at HerChoice (formerly Bowling Green Pregnancy Services) experienced a moment of panic. A coworker had learned through social media that a local pro-choice group planned show up at the center to pro...
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Board committees: Work smarter, not harder

June 2017
By: Tom Lothamer & John McCastle
If your center has been around a while and the board only has a few members, breaking it down into committees doesn’t make sense. But a healthy board that has been around 5 or more years with sufficient members could benefit by delegating responsibility to various committees.  How do com...
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Why should your center attend the Summit?

March 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
What is the Summit? The Summit is a two-day conference for pregnancy care center directors, volunteers, staff, and board members. It’s designed to sustain PCCs as effective Gospel outreaches. We enlist speakers who will challenge and encourage you, and line up practical and relevant works...
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Crowns or credit? Competition in ministry

June 2016
By: Melissa Heiland
As a person who has been involved in ministry for many decades, I am becoming increasingly concerned about competition in ministry. I know it has a very ugly sound and no one likes to admit it, but I don’t see how we can ignore the obvious. In ministry, everybody seems to be keeping score. In ...
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