A Letter to My Younger Self: Be Brave, Be Obedient

Brenda Newport attended a volunteer training for a pregnancy center many years ago with no intention of later becoming the Executive Director. Now, it has become a family business! Brenda was honored at Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference with a Servant Leader Award, and also was the recipient of the Andy Merritt Scholarship. She shares the lessons she has learned over the years about saying “yes” to God’s plan, even when she had no idea where to start!

Read her letter here: www.heartbeatservices.org/letter-to-myself-obedience

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We Are Messengers – A Message From the Heartbeat Conference

Darren Mulligan of the Christian music group, We Are Messengers gives his personal insight into the work of the pregnancy help movement, and shares encouragement for those serving in this ministry. Join Darren Mulligan and Betty McDowell as they share stories and celebrate Heartbeat International’s 50th birthday!

Check out We Are Messengers here: https://wearemessengersmusic.com/pages/about-us

Reflections on Milestones

Betty McDowell shares a story from her own family’s past, and how it ties in to our 50th anniversary here at Heartbeat International. Listen in on this reflection that was recorded during our 2021 Annual Conference in Columbus, OH!

Read about this year’s conference here: https://www.heartbeatservices.org/training/conference


Succession Planning

Join us as Emily Prins (Expect Hope) interviews Mary Peterson on the topic of Succession Planning.  Their conversation features lessons learned on helping staff with the transition, encouraging Board in their authority, and dealing with the personal aspects of a change in role.  Creating a culture of leadership development and thinking about growing a resilient organization were two central themes!

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A Little Acknowledgement Goes a Long Way

Betty McDowell, Vice President of Ministry Services at Heartbeat International shares her “PegTalk” from the 2014 Annual Conference in Charleston, SC. Listen in to a sample of what you will hear at this year’s Annual Conference! Visit www.heartbeatservices.org to find out more.

30 Years of Lessons Learned

Kirk Walden, Advancement Specialist with Heartbeat International, joins Christine Grimmett to describe the crucial moments in his time in ministry that led him to where he is now. He expands on his recent Pregnancy Help News article in sharing stories of those lessons learned over his 30 years in the pregnancy help movement.

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Online Ultrasound Training for the Pregnancy Help Community

Heartbeat International’s Online Academy is releasing an updated online ultrasound training program. Christine Grimmett speaks with Christa Brown, Director of Medical Impact, and Tammy Stearns, Ultrasound Consultant, about this updated training material, what new features it includes for sonographers, and other ultrasound training opportunities available from Heartbeat.

Heartbeat’s Medical Impact team is ready to connect if you have questions! Contact them at medical@heartbeatinternational.org.

Interested in signing up? Click here to pre-register! 

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WiLD Leadership Development

A WiLD Heartbeat Experience

Dr. Rob McKenna, Founder and CEO of WiLD, and Dr. Daniel Hallak, Chief Commercial Officer. Rob and Daniel share why the “Whole Intentional Leader Development ” is important and can transform your faith, job, and personal goals taking you to the next level! Join them in-person for Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference or online for the next session of the Leader Development Program.

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Breaking the shackles of shame

Breaking the Shackles of Shame

With a deep passion for working with women, Dinah Monahan gives some basic pointers on overcoming the lies of shame so as to live in the truth.  She touches on the “fingerprints of shame” that appear in the lives of shame-bound women and discusses the path of surrender by daily Giving God Your Worst.  Dinah closes by introducing some of the free materials that she has made available with hopes that those in the pregnancy help movement can bring healing to shame in their own lives and in the lives of their clients.

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A Why to Live For – You Were Made to Count

What is that one thing that makes your heart ache? What comes to mind when you hear the words, “calling” and “destiny”? Betty McDowell is joined by Dave Rodriguez, author of “A Why to Live For” and presenter at our upcoming Annual Conference for this episode, where they talk about the story behind Dave’s book, and how you can take steps to discover and follow your own destiny in life.

Many people spend a lifetime trying to discover their place in this world. I created Destinyworks to guide people like you to discover your destiny! – Dave Rodriguez.  Start the journey.