Pro life Evangelical Church action plan: What do we need to do? First some information: 1) The Guttmacher study of teenagers sexual behaviour states “While not all youth and young adults are sexually active at such a young age, in 2009, almost half (46%) of all youth aged 15 to 19 years and nine out of ten young adults reported that they had had sexual intercourse at least once in their lives. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cphorsphc-respcacsp/2011/ According to self-reports to the 2009/2010 CCHS, two-thirds of 15- to 24-year-olds had had sexual intercourse at least once; a third of the age group had first done so when they were younger than 17. Stats Canada http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012001 2) Youth are more likely to talk to their peers about their unplanned pregnancy. In another section of the Guttmacher research,when asking the question Who did you talk to about your pregnancy?” revealed that “Seventy-six percent of respondents had felt comfortable telling their friends about their pregnancy; however, 28% said that it had negatively affected their relationship with one or more friends. Those who had desired pregnancy were more likely than those whose pregnancy had been unintended to have felt comfortable telling their friends about it (87% vs. 65%). http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/or_teen_preg_survey.html   We are developing a 5 phase program: 1)  Teach the youth/young adults and children.      A)  Elementary grade Sunday School material developed by Whole Life Curriculum           A simple age appropriate program to inform children that God created life. That all life           even in the womb, is God breathed.   www.wholelifecurriculum.com          B)  An excellent, thought provoking series for the junior - senior high school students.           Principles and Choices is a revolutionary new high school program that helps students           master the principles of logic, ethics, and justice that inspire them to live with purpose,           moral integrity, and care for human life.           The program gives students a strong philosophical education in ten core principles that           ground Church teachings on respect for human life, social justice, and many other           contemporary issues.           Principles and Choices is designed for maximum flexibility. It can be taught in classrooms           as a supplemental unit for a core curriculum subject such as philosophy, religion,           social studies, or health. Yet it’s also adaptable for campus ministry programs,           church youth groups, and even adult religious education.           www.principlesandchoices.com 2) Educate the adults            A series of short 2 to 4 minute videos to be played during the service building on the idea      of the sanctity of life. Starting with Genesis and God’s statement that we are      “made in His image” bringing people to an understanding that God made ALL life special,      sacred and beautiful.       Providing the adults with information on resources in your city to give better solutions for      teenagers and young adults facing an unwanted pregnancy.      See the video tab for selection of available videos. (Available as budget allows) 3)  Action:       Politically “We need a law” and adoption reform.             Support the incremental abortion legislation directives of “We need a Law          Personally             Each believer can:       Speak to your personal medical practitioners and inform them respectfully about       your concerns about abortion. Provide them with research to prove your point.    Be informed using our information on the science of the beginning of human life  When God brings a young mom or couple across your path you can behave like the Good Samaritan and take them to the resources they need - in this case a local pregnancy care center. Contact your provincial Medical association and firmly request that the abortion be delisted       as a required service. Send copies of appropriate research and follow up to check up on them.        4)  Provide a pastoral brief: a short synopsis of the issue with citations for further study.      Helping busy pastors keep up with complex social issues 5)   Prayer. A requirement of using our resources are that you have a       prayer team in place, praying for the congregation and your city.      “To solve abortion problems we need strategy based on principles, and we need tactics based from analysis of the specific situation”.      David Burns Abortion Law: A Theological Perspective.      
As expected, teenagers who had not intended their pregnancy were more likely to have considered abortion (47%) than were those who had wanted to conceive (20%). Most of the teenagers had had some experience with abortion. Ten percent had had an abortion, and 60% had friends who had had an abortion Young women who had not intended to become pregnant were more likely than those who had desired pregnancy to have friends who had had an abortion (75% vs. 43%). Among those with friends who had had an abortion, 46% approved of that decision. http://www.guttmacher.org 
Abortion Statistics: The statistics for 2004 and later are incomplete. There is no requirement for abortion providers to pass on any information regarding number of abortions performed, reasons for having an abortion, gestational age, etc. in Canada. See this article for more details. Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador North West Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territories  
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Abortion has a long history. I know that we can sometimes lose our perspective in the middle of a heated battle. However, Satan has tried to attack children for millennia. He truly is a thief that comes to “kill, steal and destroy” However, our Father has also raised up people to fight this battle over the centuries. Our brothers and sister in the faith have gone before us into the fray. God has raised up men and women all through history, to fight for justice in their generation. People like Martin Luther, John and Charles Wesley, Elizabeth Fry and Annie Turner Wittenmyer. Now in this century, is God the Father watching to see if we will “keep the way of the Lord” Will we fight to preserve and cherish life in our generation.? With that amazing cloud of witnesses cheering us onward, we all need to take heart.  As you read the pastoral brief you will see examples of our long history to protect the life that God gave to us. These early Christian leaders had to struggle with the same issues, backlash,fears and persecution that you may face. How do we win?  (See our time-line) As we compare the modern abortion debate versus how slavery was fought in England. We can see a time-line of God planned preparation. Before William Wilberforce began to fight against slavery, there were decades of preaching and teaching by the likes of John Wesley and George Whitfield. Hymns were written by John Newton and William Cowper to encourage moral thinking. Once the people were starting to respond He then had William Wilberforce enter politics, miraculously. William’s fight was taken up by the people, Christians and non Christians. There were protests, people stopped buying sugar, which is what most of the slaves were forced to produce. Even with all this it still took 20 years of political fighting to stop the slave trade. To win, we have to have the same drive and God given determination, as our brothers and sister in the late 1700’s. We need committed prayer, godly preaching, solidly committed Christians ready to act over a long time frame. Once that is in place, then seek God for political leadership to end this horrible practice.   To stop abortion, we need to change culture.
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Pro life Evangelical Church action plan: What do we need to do? First some information: 1) The Guttmacher study of teenagers sexual behaviour states “While not all youth and young adults are sexually active at such a young age, in 2009, almost half (46%) of all youth aged 15 to 19 years and nine out of ten young adults reported that they had had sexual intercourse at least once in their lives. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cphorsphc-respcacsp/2011/ cphorsphc-respcacsp-06-eng.php According to self-reports to the 2009/2010 CCHS, two-thirds of 15- to 24-year-olds had had sexual intercourse at least once; a third of the age group had first done so when they were younger than 17. Stats Canada http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012001/ article/11632-eng.htm 2) Youth are more likely to talk to their peers about their unplanned pregnancy. In another section of the Guttmacher research,when asking the question Who did you talk to about your pregnancy?” revealed that “Seventy-six percent of respondents had felt comfortable telling their friends about their pregnancy; however, 28% said that it had negatively affected their relationship with one or more friends. Those who had desired pregnancy were more likely than those whose pregnancy had been unintended to have felt comfortable telling their friends about it (87% vs. 65%). http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/or_teen_preg_survey.html   We are developing a 5 phase program: 1)  Teach the youth/young adults and children.           A)  Elementary grade Sunday School material            developed by Whole Life Curriculum            A simple age appropriate program to inform            children that God created life. That all life            even in the womb, is God breathed.              www.wholelifecurriculum.com          B)  An excellent, thought provoking series for the junior           - senior high school students.           Principles and Choices is a revolutionary new high           school program that helps students           master the principles of logic, ethics, and justice           that inspire them to live with purpose,           moral integrity, and care for human life.           The program gives students a strong philosophical           education in ten core principles that ground Church           teachings on respect for human life, social justice,           and many other contemporary issues.           Principles and Choices is designed for maximum           flexibility. It can be taught in classrooms           as a supplemental unit for a core curriculum subject           such as philosophy, religion,           social studies, or health. Yet it’s also adaptable for           campus ministry programs,           church youth groups, and even adult religious education.           www.principlesandchoices.com 2) Educate the adults             A series of short 1 ½ to 3 minute videos to be played during      the service building on the idea of the sanctity of life.      Starting with Genesis and God’s statement that we are      “made in His image” bringing people to an understanding that      God made ALL life special, sacred and beautiful.       Providing the adults with information on resources in your city      to give better solutions for teenagers and young adults facing      an unwanted pregnancy.      See the video tab for selection of available videos.      (Available as budget allows) 3) Action            Politically “We need a law” and adoption reform.             Support the incremental abortion legislation directives of      “We need a Law        Personally           Each believer can:      o  Speak to your personal medical practitioners and inform them respectfully about your concerns about abortion. Provide them with research to prove your point. o Be informed using our information on the science of the beginning of human life o When God brings a young mom or couple across your path you can behave like the Good Samaritan and take them to the resources they need - in this case a local pregnancy care center. o Contact your provincial Medical association and       firmly request that the abortion be delisted       as a required service. Send copies of appropriate       research and follow up to check up on them.       4)  Provide a pastoral brief: a short synopsis of the issue with      citations for further study.      Helping busy pastors keep up with complex social issues 5)  Prayer. A requirement of using our resources are that you      have a prayer team in place, praying for the congregation      and your city.      “To solve abortion problems we need strategy based on       principles, and we need tactics based from analysis of       the specific situation”.       David Burns Abortion Law: A Theological Perspective.      
Abortion Statistics: The statistics for 2004 and later are incomplete. There is no requirement for abortion providers to pass on any information regarding number of abortions performed, reasons for having an abortion, gestational age, etc. in Canada. See this article for more details. Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador North West Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territories  
     As we act on what God speaks to us about, we change. As we change and those we pray for change, culture changes.                        Because WE ARE CULTURE.                  All rights reserved We R Culture 2016
Abortion has a long history. I know that we can sometimes lose our perspective in the middle of a heated battle. However, Satan has tried to attack children for millennia. He truly is a thief that comes to “kill, steal and destroy” However, our Father has also raised up people to fight this battle over the centuries. Our brothers and sister in the faith have gone before us into the fray. God has raised up men and women all through history, to fight for justice in their generation. People like Martin Luther, John and Charles Wesley, Elizabeth Fry and Annie Turner Wittenmyer. Now in this century, is God the Father watching to see if we will “keep the way of the Lord” Will we fight to preserve and cherish life in our generation.? With that amazing cloud of witnesses cheering us onward, we all need to take heart.  As you read the pastoral brief you will see examples of our long history to protect the life that God gave to us. These early Christian leaders had to struggle with the same issues, backlash,fears and persecution that you may face. How do we win?  (See our time-line) As we compare the modern abortion debate versus how slavery was fought in England. We can see a time-line of God planned preparation. Before William Wilberforce began to fight against slavery, there were decades of preaching and teaching by the likes of John Wesley and George Whitfield. Hymns were written by John Newton and William Cowper to encourage moral thinking. Once the people were starting to respond He then had William Wilberforce enter politics, miraculously. William’s fight was taken up by the people, Christians and non Christians. There were protests, people stopped buying sugar, which is what most of the slaves were forced to produce. Even with all this it still took 20 years of political fighting to stop the slave trade. To win, we have to have the same drive and God given determination, as our brothers and sister in the late 1700’s. We need committed prayer, godly preaching, solidly committed Christians ready to act over a long time frame. Once that is in place, then seek God for political leadership to end this horrible practice.   To stop abortion, we need to change culture.
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