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Pregnancy centers respond to COVID-19: We are essential

April 2020
By: Olivia Aveni Briscoe
The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it. Many non-essential businesses and services are shuttered across the country as people hunker down and socially distance themselves to prevent the spread of infection.  As Planned Parenthood sues five states to keep its doors open, pregna...
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Resource roundup for COVID-19

April 2020
By: Michele D. Shoun
"When historians report on this tragic time, I hope they mention the heroic work of life-affirming pregnancy centers and medical clinics. In this time of sadness, darkness, and death, these dedicated nonprofits didn’t flinch. Instead, they stood firm to save thousands of lives." (Thomas Glessn...
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DESTRESSING when life is DISTRESSING

January 2020
By: Kyle Farran
As we serve the Lord in ministry, we are going to face problems. Lots of them. Learning to destress is vital for our quality of life. However, there’s an even greater reason for learning to destress. When we face problems, others are watching. How we deal with stress either makes God look stro...
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What makes a good working environment?

January 2020
By: Ann L. Coker
University studies have concluded that social interaction promotes better cognitive functioning for workers’ productivity and forms better relationships between employees and their supervisors.* Would that be any different for a Christian agency, and specifically for a pregnancy care center (P...
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15 questions to improve your supporter website

January 2019
By: Mike Brady
Do you want to raise more funds, recruit more volunteers, and mobilize prayer?  Investing time in improving your supporter website can help. First, be sure to have a separate supporter website in addition to your client website.  Why? They serve two different audiences. Your client websit...
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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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