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Good Soil is for PCCs

January 2020
By: ABWE

Women who contact pregnancy care centers are looking for answers, a confident caring friend, counsel regarding one of the most important decisions they have ever faced, and—in many cases—inner peace and hope. 

A Bible-based Christian care center provides answers to their questions about pregnancy and pro-life counsel regarding that very important decision they are struggling with. But there is another life choice that many of these women need to make, a personal response that will help them with inner peace and hope—eternal hope.  

Helping women with these kinds of choices is a Christ-honoring ministry that began with the early church and God is continuing to use today. It is a ministry that Good Soil is very interested in being a part of by providing training and resources. 

Christian pregnancy care centers around the world have used Good Soil training and resources with good success. Here are some of the resources that we believe will be most helpful for your ministry: 

The Story of Hope  

The flexibility of The Story of Hope makes it an ideal choice for an evangelistic and discipleship Bible study workbook in pregnancy care centers.  

  • It is time-flexible—can be used in brief presentations or for more in-depth Bible studies. 
  • It can be used in group studies, one-on-one studies, or personal take-home studies. 

The workbook format of The Story of Hope is designed for participants to be actively engaged in personal Bible study, studying Bible texts for themselves and coming to their own conclusions about God and the Bible and their need of Jesus. 

The Story of Hope is an excellent study for women and men facing a crisis pregnancy, regardless of their religious backgrounds or what they know about the Bible. Studies begin in Genesis, where they begin learning about the Creator God who made them and loves them. Then studies continue through the remainder of the Old Testament and to the end of the New Testament. When properly led, the participant will not feel pressured or coerced to “make a decision,” but she will be given the opportunity to make a faith response to trust Jesus as her Savior.  

You do not need a lot of training to lead women in a study of The Story of Hope, because the training and content you need are provided for you in the free Leader’s Guide, which is 103 professionally-designed pages of answers to the questions contained in The Story of Hope and suggestions as to how to deal with some of the common questions you may face, as well as many other tips for making your study successful. Or, if you are a leader of a pregnancy care center, you might want to use The Story of Hope Class Facilitator Guide in training your staff. 

Here's what one PCC staff member said about it: “I just finished a The Story of Hope study with a group of women. It was very well received and helped them, many of whom have little Bible knowledge, to understand the whole story. Many of these women are new believers, so it helped to cement their faith. A few unbelievers also attended sporadically and took the book with them. I want to follow up with these women so they get the whole story. Very exciting! Thanks for your work on this material. It’s great!” 

The Way to Joy  

The Way to Joy is a basic discipleship Bible study workbook designed to teach new believers some of the most essential Biblical truths they need to know and to help them establish basic spiritual disciplines they need to begin to practice, soon after receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. Bible memory verse cards, as well as a Bible reading and prayer journal are included. View the table of contents on the website.  

The Leader’s Guide for The Way to Joy contains 44 pages of helps for you as you disciple someone using this Bible study workbook. It is professionally designed and easy to follow. All the answers and explanations you will need for leading a basic discipleship study are available to you in the guide. 

Or, if you are a leader of a pregnancy care center, you might want to use The Way to Joy Class Facilitator Guide in training your staff. It contains complete lesson plans for 13 class sessions, with a goal of equipping your staff to disciple others using The Way to Joy workbook. 

Chronological Bridge to Life Cards 

For gospel presentations, summarizing the Bible’s redemptive story, based on eight key gospel truths that emerge chronologically from Genesis through Revelation. 

Evangelism and Discipleship Training for PCC Staff 

Learn to share the gospel, God’s story of hope, in a way that people will clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and hold fast to it. Learn more on the Good Soil website. 

FREE Book for Pregnancy Care Center Leaders 

Gaining Ground with Good Soil is an evangelism and discipleship training narrative—a scaled-down version of the Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar in a narrative format. The principles gained from this book are applicable for anyone wishing to serve God through Biblical evangelism and discipleship, but is especially instructive and helpful for ministry leaders, such as leaders of pregnancy care centers. 

The realistic, but fictional narrative, around which the book is developed, tells the story of a couple of missionaries who were frustrated and discouraged—to the point of almost giving up—because of their lack of success in evangelism and discipleship on their field. But, the “Good Soil” principles they learned from Bible study revolutionized their ministries. It will help you think through a theology of evangelism and discipleship and help you to present the gospel so that men and women will clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and firmly hold on to it. 

Free instructional resources for individual and group study are also available for download.  

If you are a pregnancy care center leader, with a USA shipping address, and will commit to reading this book, we will send you a FREE (and postage-free) copy of Gaining Ground with Good Soil.



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