Pastor Pledge to Prevent Abortions
Are you willing to explain to your church body on a regular (at least once a year) basis how your church will handle an unplanned pregnancy in the youth group? Can you commit that those plans will include:
- Following the example of Jesus and approaching her with grace and friendship?
- Celebrating the life in her womb, despite that sin might have led to the pregnancy?
- Not kicking the pregnant girl out of the church for being pregnant?
- Teaching your students and this young lady how to deal with shame through forgiveness?
- Showing love through concrete acts of kindness, like a baby shower thrown by her small group if she's in one?
- Connecting the pregnant girl to a local Pregnancy Resource Center?
If so, please fill out the information below. Some of the information will be public, including the location of the church in the embedded map, and some will be for our private knowledge. The answers that will be public will be clearly marked as "public" in the wording of the question.
Where are you located?
(e.g., Atlanta, Ga., USA or Paris, France)
Do you function as the lead pastor or parish priest of your church?
If no, please forward this pledge for your lead pastor or parish priest to take.
Name of your church (Public)
Your first name (Public)
Your last name (Public)
Full church address (Public. All of the address on one line, separated only by spaces. No commas. Example: "1500 Fake Address St. Charlotte NC 28296")
What denomination is your church?
Protestant - Baptist
Protestant - Lutheran
Protestant - Methodist
Protestant - Presbyterian
Protestant - Reformed
Protestant - Pentecostal
Protestant - Non-Denominational
Protestant - Other
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
What other pro-life activities has your church done in the last two years?
An entire sermon was preached on abortion
Abortion was brought up as an example in a sermon about a different topic or passage
The church has officially partnered with a local Pregnancy Resource Center
The church has officially partnered with a pro-life organization that is not a Pregnancy Resource Center
There is an official pro-life group or chapter in our church
Our church has promoted pro-life activities during the announcements portion of a service
Our church has done a baby bottle fundraiser or some other kind of fundraiser for a pro-life group
Our church regularly gives to a local Pregnancy Resource Center as a part of our missions giving
Our church regularly gives to a pro-life organization that is not a Pregnancy Resource Center as a part of our missions giving
Our church has participated in 40 Days for Life
Our church has hosted some kind of training in pro-life apologetics or advocacy
Our church has featured a pro-life speaker other than a church staff member
How did you hear about this pledge?
Someone on our staff or in our congregation personally told me about it
From an Equal Rights Institute email
I read about it online
I heard about it on a podcast
I read about it in a book
I would like to be contacted about local resources that may be useful to us in the case that an unplanned pregnancy happens in the church, as well as any local post-abortion healing programs.
Yes, call me.
Yes, email me.
Can you list any local organizations and resources that you would already be comfortable referring pregnant women to?
Has your church supported adoption? If so, how?
Do you have an educated guess on how many adoptive families are in your congregation?
Do you want to be added to ERI's mailing list?
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