Pregnancy Center Conference Sees Big Audience to Help Women on Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
September 8, 2010
Dallas, TX (LifeNews.com) — A larger-than-expected audience of volunteers and staffers at pregnancy centers from around the country have gathered in Dallas to discuss ways in which they can better help women avoid abortions.
With a president in the White House committed to funding abortions with taxpayer dollars, the Care Net conference is a way to provide women with tangible assistance.
At the four-day conference, these pregnancy center team members will be challenged by the conference theme that "this is the time" to expand their ministries of compassion, reach the underserved, and lead the pro-life movement.
"Everyone facing an unplanned pregnancy needs to know that there is hope, help, and alternatives to abortion," says Care Net president Melinda Delahoyde.
She told LifeNews.com, "Until that day, pregnancy centers — this amazing, nationwide movement of compassion — must expect, plan, and pray for ministry expansion. Our conference theme, ‘this is the time,’ was truly inspired by the fact that doors of opportunity are opening all over the country for pregnancy centers to do just that."
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, author of The Prayer of Jabez is one of the many powerful conference keynote speakers.
Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team; Kay Coles James, founder and president of The Gloucester Institute; Elisa Morgan, former CEO of MOPs International; Fr. Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life; and Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, joins him.
The more than 1,300 conference attendees will be trained by some of the nation’s top pro-life and non-profit leaders in over 63 workshops session on best practices, legal issues, board governance, client marketing, spiritual leadership, underserved outreach, fundraising, and other topics.
Care Net and EvanTell will co-host a "National Care for Life Forum" at the conference to discuss strategies to advance the Gospel and the life-saving work of pregnancy centers.
A forum for African American pastors on opening pregnancy centers in underserved areas provides an opportunity to reach a segment of the population with the highest abortion rates.
Attendees will have a chance to tour a local Dallas pregnancy center opened by Pastor Tony Evans and Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, they will see a screening of "Maafa 21," a chilling documentary on the eugenics movement and abortion, and participate in an event to launch a new program to mentor and dialogue with Generation Y pregnancy center leaders.
Related web sites:
Care Net – https://www.care-net.org
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