An Invitation to Take a Stand for Life

With Sanctity of Life Sunday coming up for Southern Baptist churches on Jan. 15, this is a good time to focus on an initiative called “The Invitation Stands.” This initiative seeks to build closer relationships between Southern Baptist Churches and pregnancy resource centers during 2012.

Church members can participate in the following ways.

1. Visit your local pregnancy resource center and pray for or with the center director that God will:

  • protect center personnel from harm, discouragement or doubt from the enemy.
  • meet the spiritual, physical, and financial needs of the center and staff.
  • give the counselors wisdom and boldness in sharing the Gospel.
  • change the minds and hearts of mothers who are considering abortion.
  • bring healing through Christ to women who have chosen abortion in the past.

2. Discover and meet needs the pregnancy resource center may have:

  • donate baby clothing, furniture, car seat or formula.
  • provide food, clothing and a safe place for an expecting mother.
  • serve as a mentor for expecting mothers.
  • sponsor a baby shower for the center with clothing, furniture, diapers or formula.
  • partner with the center to teach young women good parenting skills.
  • plan a mission trip to the center for maintenance, painting and re-decorating.

3. Place “The Invitation Stands” inserts or a similar notice in your bulletin.

Inserts (downloadable FREE), sermon helps, and additional information is available at www.kybaptist.org/pregnancycare. Pre-printed bulletin inserts are also available for purchase (package of 100 for $3.99) or for download (free of charge)here.

4. Invite the director or a representative to share with your church how God is working through the pregnancy resource center and how you can be involved.

Please call the center director first before visiting to pray, meeting a need or making a delivery to determine an appropriate time to come. For a list of the Kentucky Baptist affiliated pregnancy resource centers, visit: www.kybaptist.org/pregnancycare.

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