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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to CPC Training “Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter,O hold them back.” Pro. 24:11 1 Preface By: Dorothy Wallis, Executive Director Caring To Love Ministries 2 Introduction The material contained herein is a compilation of the author’s experience and exposure in the area of clients involved with distressed or untimely pregnancies The author gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the sources recognized herein. It is hoped that the material will be used for the furtherance of the gospel and toward and administration of your center. Any reproduction or republication of this material, for interests other than your immediate center, without the expressed, written consent of the author is hereby prohibited. 3 CPC Training Commission We are a group of Christians who are dedicated to solving the abortion problem through the application of biblical truths. The Center is vigorously committed as well to extending the gospel of Jesus Christ to women in crisis pregnancies. In helping women faced with a crisis pregnancy we allow them to see their ultimate worth in the eyes of God and to see the same worth in their unborn child. We accomplish this through service, support, education and counseling, meeting their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. The 21th century saw the emergence of many interdenominational volunteer societies, which contributed greatly to spiritual and social renewal. We are such a society. Behind the statistics on abortions stand the women who seek them. Usually these girls are who are under pressure to abort. This pressure may be the result of difficult circumstances in their lives or it may come from other people, i.e., the husband or 4 lover, parents or friends who insist that an abortion be procured. What Would Jesus Say? Standing before you is a 16- year old girl…maybe she is you daughter, your sister, a neighbor, or a friend or acquaintance. She announces her news: “I am pregnant.” A flood of emotions runs through you, as you learn two things: This young woman has been sexually active, and she is pregnant. 5 What Would Jesus Say? You may feel angry, disappointed, sad, confused and hurt. Perhaps you feel she has betrayed you. How could she do this? Did she think of anyone but herself? And now, amid all these emotions, you must choose a reaction. What do you say? What do you do? 6 What Would Jesus Say? Let’s consider what she is feeling. She is scared, confused, hurt, and ashamed, among other things. She knows she has disappointed may people. She is not married, she no real income, and a new life has just begun within her womb. Perhaps the father of the baby has deserted her. She overwhelmed to the point that she is probably not thinking rationally. 7 What Would Jesus Say? All she knows is that her entire life has just been turned upside down. She had no idea that things would be this complicated. She is afraid of your reaction, but she has nowhere else to turn. She trusts you and she needs you. You want to do the “right” thing. You want to convince her That her baby deserves to live. You also want her to know that sex before marriage is wrong. You think, “I can’t make things too easy for her - she need to learn lesson.” 8 What Would Jesus Say? Now ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?” Would he tell her, right then, of the sins she has committed? Would He condemn her? Or would He reach out to her in mercy and love? I think if Jesus were standing before her, He would take her in His arms and shower her with unconditional love. His hug would convey mercy, love, and forgiveness. This is how you should react 9 What Would Jesus Say? There will be time later to tell her of your disappointment with her lifestyle, but right now she needs to know that you are going to be there for her. A sincere hug can break down even the toughest walls. With a hug, assuring her of your support, you will have helped to open her heart, and it will become easier for you to help her understand why sex outside of marriage is wrong, while conveying to her God’s love and mercy. You need to help her accept responsibility for this beautiful life that God has placed within her. 10 What Would Jesus Say? Remember: Your job is not to condemn her, or to teach her a lesson. Your job is to love her. Because no matter how much love and support you give her, she will still have to endure the consequences of her decision not to save sex for marriage. Any single mother can tell you that. But any mother, single or married, will also tell you that children are a gift from God, and that sometimes it is the children themselves who help to draw their mothers closer to Christ. Children are a blessing. “And a little child shall lead them” Isaiah 11:6 11 A Letter To A Single Christian Dear Child, I know how you desire to give yourself to someone… I see the longing in your heart to have a deep soul relationship with someone… I know that you want to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. I know how you cry out in your pain and loneliness, for when you hurt, I hurt too. 12 Letter To A Single Christian But my beloved child, I’m telling you “No!” Not until you are satisfied, fulfilled, and content with being loved by me alone… with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me…with having an intensely personal relationship with Me alone, discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction and happiness to be found 13 Letter To A Single Christian On your own, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I that I have planned for you. You can never be united with another until you are united with Me, exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing… 14 Letter To A Single Christian one that you cannot even imagine. I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you. You must keep keep watching Me...expecting the greatest things. I want you to keep experiencing the satisfaction that I Am; keep listening and learning the things I tell you. That’s all…don’t be anxious… don’t worry. 15 Letter To A Single Christian You should take your eyes off others and what they have received…just keep looking off and away up to Me… otherwise, you will miss what I want to show you. When you are ready, I’ll surprise you with a love more wonderful that any you would dream up. You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready,(I am working even at this very moment to have both of you ready at the same time)... 16 Letter To A Single Christian until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I prepared for you, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection and love that I offer you with MYSELF…Know that I love you utterly…… I am God…… believe it and be satisfied…… You must always remember, you will never walk alone for I Am with you. 17 This completes Chapter 1 Please proceed to chapter 2 18 Biblical Basis For This Ministry 19 Biblical Basis for this Ministry God’s Desire: I Timothy 2:4- Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. God’s Command: Matthew 28:19,20- Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 20 Biblical Basis for this Ministry God’s Hope: Romans 15:13- Now the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. God’s Strength: Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 21 Biblical Basis for this Ministry God Enables Us: I Timothy 1:12- And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; God’s Assurance: II Timothy 1:7- For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 22 Biblical Basis for this Ministry Obey God: I Samuel 15:22- Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice… Isaiah 6:8- Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send,and who will go for us?” Then said I, Here am I; send me. 23 Put God First 24 Put God First Placing God first in all things will be the MOST important thing you do before entering this ministry. “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 We recommend that each person have at least two intercessors that are faithful to pray for them. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19 Begin the day with prayer. Make sure to put God first and give Him the day for His will and purposes. “Clothe yourself with the full armor of God, including the cloak of humility.” Ephesians 6 25 Put God First Be willing to be a servant. “And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…” Matthew 20:27-28 Give all the glory to God for success. Ask God for His wisdom and discernment. Speak the truth in love. “…and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 Be submissive to authority. Be in unity through Jesus Christ. “Do all things without murmuring and disputing…” Philippians 2:14 26 Warfare Prayers 27 Putting on the Armor of God Before starting your day, you should always begin with prayer, making sure to put God first and giving Him this day. In working in any ministry one should be equipped with the armor of God. 28 Putting on the Armor of God Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication for all saints… 29 Prepare To Be A Servant 30 Prepare To Be A Servant Willing to Be a Servant: Mark 9:35 – And He sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them. If any men desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. I Corinthians 7:22 – For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. 31 Prepare To Be A Servant Be Led By the Holy Spirit: Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Galatians 6:8 – For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap like everlasting. 32 Prepare To Be A Servant Take On the Nature of Christ: Mark 1:41 – And Jesus moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him I will; be thou clean. Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you which also was in Christ Jesus 33 Prepare To Be A Servant Give All the Glory to God: Galatians 5:26 – Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. I Corinthians 1:29, 30 – That no flesh should glory in His presence. He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 34 Prepare To Be A Servant Praying Always: I Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing. Ephesians 6:18 – Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; James 5:16 - …The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 35 Prepare To Be A Servant Prepare For Spiritual Warfare Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication for all saints… 36 Prepare To Be A Servant Seek Wisdom and Discernment: Proverbs 4:7 – Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 9:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Isaiah 11:2 -- …and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord… 37 Prepare To Be A Servant Speak the Truth: John 8:32 - …and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Psalms 117:2 – For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. 38 Prepare To Be A Servant Be Submissive to Authority: Hebrews 13:17 – Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourself for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you. Ephesians 6:5 – Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ… 39 Prepare To Be A Servant Be in Unity Through Jesus: I Corinthians 1:10 – Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Philippians :14 – Do all things without murmurings and disputing… Ephesians 4:3,6, 13 – Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. One God and Father of all who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ… 40 The Clinic’s Purpose To Speak God’s Truth in Love Just what is the clinic’s purpose for being here? Many would say to give free pregnancy tests, or to provide to those in need of support. In order to answer that question, one has to give a deeper reason. Is it for profit? No, because the services are free and the clinic is a not-for-profit organization. There are several reasons, but one of the main reasons is this, to “speak God’s truth in love”. That is one of the main reasons the clinic exists. 41 The Clinic’s Purpose James 3:5-6, 8-10 – So also, the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell…but no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth came both blessing and cursing. My brethren these things ought not to be this way. Oh that little thing called the tongue. It can produce both blessing and cursing. When speaking God’s truth in love, remember that you are in a position to speak life or death with your words 42 The Purpose of Training To Serve, Not Control Matthew 20:28 –“…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” The purpose of this training is to remind us of what we are here to do, to “serve” those in a crisis pregnancy, not to “control” them by making them do what we think they should do. Jesus served and ministered to a world that was hurting. Yet He never forced Himself upon anyone, He simply told the truth and urged them to repent. (See Matthew 4:17) Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.” 43 This completes Chapter 2 Please proceed to chapter 3 44 The CounselorClient Relationship 45 Who Is She? Women from all ethnic, religious, social, and educational backgrounds have crisis pregnancies. ANY woman in her childbearing years may face an unwanted pregnancy. However, some patterns may be seen. There are a number of factors contributing to the increase in pregnancy among young unmarried women. 46 Who Is She? Her Background Studies have shown that communication with her parents is a key factor determining whether a woman becomes sexually active. The role of fathers is important in the psychosexual development of their daughters. Over 75% of unwed pregnant women have a bad father image. The role of mothers in communicating with their daughters and providing role models for them may be even more important. One study showed that the strongest predictor of sexual activity is a girl’s relationship with her mother. 47 Who Is She? She is likely to come from a single parent home. Recent statistics show that between 40-50% of all children in the U.S. are living in single parent homes. That percentage continues to rise. This affects their relationship with parental figures. She may be from a family where both parents work outside of the home, leaving her unsupervised with lonely hours to fill. She may be a victim of incest or sexual abuse. At least one out of every ten women in the U.S. has been sexually abused or assaulted. Often she reacts by becoming promiscuous, since she sees herself as “damaged goods”. 48 Who Is She? The three most common categories that most women will share are ones you will need to use to help you minister to the abortion vulnerable client. Because every woman that comes into the clinic is considered valued by God, she is a: V – Very scared individual, who has I – Immense pressures, But has P – Positive strengths 49 Who Is She? Very scared – What is she feeling? Immense pressures – What is causing her feelings? Positive strengths – How can I use them to give her hope? 50 She is Very Scared Worthless (low self-esteem)-Usually she suffers from a poor self-image before becoming pregnant, but pregnancy intensifies these feelings. Confusion-She is able to be objective and often acts out of fear or in impulse. Anger-It can be directed at herself, her sexual partner, and/or her parents. Many young women are angry at a loss of childhood dependence. Guilt-She is usually ambivalent about her sexual activity, vacillating between feeling guilty and justifying her behavior. Joy-Almost every woman believe...
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