Young Adults and Ministry Involvement

Young Adults and Ministry Involvement

A trend in the Christian community for the past several decades has been a drop in church attendance as children and youth turn into young adults.  In the past, these young adults would return to church once they became older and started having families of their own.  A Barna study recently released shows us that…

The SLED Test: An Argument for the Value of Life

The SLED Test:  An Argument for the Value of Life

The value of the unborn is the cornerstone of the pro-life movement.  We believe that life inside of the womb is just as valuable as life outside of the womb.  Nothing spells this out more plainly than the SLED argument.  For years, those who are pro-life have been using the SLED test to articulate the…

The Rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released their 2018 sexually transmitted disease report with alarming results.  Diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing at rapid rates.  It is clear that our societal efforts to promote education and prevention are not having the desired effect on reducing the rate…

Getting Churches Involved in the Pro-Life Movement

Getting Churches Involved in the Pro-Life Movement

As an important part of their communities, churches are some of the most integral supports for pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers. Here are some ways your church can go above and beyond as a part of the pro-life movement. Caring Network is a pro-life pregnancy center ministry in the Chicagoland area that has been providing…

5 Ways Men Can Support Pregnancy Centers

5 Ways Men Can Support Pregnancy Centers

Perhaps you are looking into ways to become involved at a local pro-life pregnancy center, but as a man, you aren’t sure what opportunities are available.  Pro-life ministries need people of all different backgrounds and experiences to help them succeed.  There are several ways for men to support pregnancy centers. Caring Network is a pro-life…

Abortion Law Changes: Putting People at Risk

Abortion Law Changes:  Putting People at Risk

With this year’s changes in the Illinois abortion legislation, the question remains as to who actually benefits. Although the law is touted as a way to promote access to “women’s health,” it has lessened the restrictions on abortion clinics and providers. It has also removed the rights of babies both inside and outside of the…

Demonstrating Pro-Life Values through Pregnancy and Beyond

Demonstrating Pro-Life Values through Pregnancy and Beyond

In our current cultural climate, there are those who are skeptical of pregnancy resource centers.  One of the common criticisms is a perceived lack of concern for the women facing unexpected pregnancy themselves.  It has been said that pregnancy centers only care for the baby, and do nothing to help their clients succeed once the…

Pro-Life Matters: Teaching Your Kids

Pro-Life Matters: Teaching Your Kids

Before I fully understood the pro-life movement, I was trekking half a mile on an early June morning with hundreds of others in support of our local pregnancy center. Every year, my parents asked our church to help them raise funds for the walk. My family firmly believed in supporting the pregnancy center as it…

Volunteering: What Does it Take to be Successful?

Volunteering: What Does it Take to be Successful?

During my first month volunteering as a receptionist with Caring Network, it has been a mixture of quiet shifts and one bustling with clients. Yet, I have learned that busyness isn’t the marker of success in a volunteer position. It is about much more than just the job description or the amount of work. It…