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Birth of a Family: 12-week program inspires positive change among Michigan families

January 2019
By: Karen Ingle
When Barb Hernandez, director of client services at West Shore Pregnancy and Family Support, attended Life Matters Worldwide's Summit in Muskegon, Michigan, last May, she was hunting for lasting solutions to her clients’ repetitive cycles of pregnancy crises.  Only 30 minutes into a work...
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Reaching the world for Christ through pregnancy centers

June 2018
By: Melissa Heiland
A young girl timidly walks through the doors of the pregnancy center, because she does not know where else to turn. She is lost, alone and frightened. She’s not even sure why she is there, but she feels compelled to go. She may be planning to terminate her pregnancy because she doesn’t s...
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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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How churches (and Christian schools) can prevent abortion

June 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Most women who obtain abortions say they rarely attend church, if at all. According to the research, Protestants are actually under-represented in the population of women having abortions. But it's troubling to learn that "one in five abortion patients [of those who report a religious affiliation] i...
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Doing the Baby Bottle Boomerang

January 2013
By: Elaine Ham
The information in this article is a free gift to you. The gift is not from me but from one who loves you and your ministry far more than I. Let me explain.In March of 2000, I was serving as development director for a large pregnancy resource center in Greenville, South Carolina. On this particular ...
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Pregnancy Centers and the Local Church: Partners in Life or Adversaries in Ministry? — Part 4 and Final Installment

January 2012
By: Elaine Ham
In the previous three articles, we have looked at ways to approach, meet, and connect with the local churches. In our final installment, we will discuss ways to serve and to thank them. Volunteer to be a "resource center" for the church. Many pastors and staff members are not aware of the free or r...
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