Category Archives: Heartbeat Academy

Equipping Fathers – Major League Dad



Beth Diemert, Director of Affiliate Services at Heartbeat International interviews Gary Freeman, founder of Major League Dad. Although his father was a pastor, Gary found himself at a point in college where he wanted nothing to do with God. Football took the lead in his life for a while, but Gary shares how he was led not only to find his faith again, but also to start a ministry focused on helping men become better husbands and fathers. Beth and Gary cover marriage, fatherhood, mental health, and reaching men through the work of pregnancy centers.

Click here to find out more about Major League Dad! www.majorleaguedad.org

Room to Grow



As Heartbeat International celebrates 50 years of life-saving ministry, Betty McDowell and Jor-El Godsey talk about three big goals for the next half century for Pregnancy Help Organizations. Focusing on a recent article and white paper, they break down the number of PHOs based on states and counties, looking at new and innovative ways that we can bring help where it is most needed.

Read “3 Goals for the Next 50 Years of Pregnancy Help” here: 3 Goals

Heartbeat affiliates can view the entire “Room to Grow” white paper here: PHC’s: Room to Grow
Not an affiliate? Email support@heartbeatinternational.org

This episode is sponsored by: Life Launch


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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The LOVE Approach Book

The L.O.V.E. Approach for Everyone



Cindi Boston-Bilotta interviews Dr. Peggy Hartshorn about her latest book, The L.O.V.E. Approach.

In 1994, Dr. Hartshorn developed The L.O.V.E. Approach manual to explain how Christ-centered pregnancy help center volunteers can build relationships with women facing difficult pregnancies and help them resolve issues and problems in a life-affirming way. It has been in continuous use around the world, taught by Heartbeat International since then (person to person and now on-line).

It was originally inspired by the lessons she learned from painful experience, the hard way, as a young wife, mother, and passionate Christian volunteer, almost 50 years ago.

In this narrative version of the L.O.V.E. Approach, she offers the four steps to you and the larger Christian community in the expectation that you will also find them powerful in your own relationships and ministries.

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When Rapid Growth is Required for Pregnancy Help Organizations



As states pass various laws regarding abortion, pregnancy centers need to be ready for a possible influx in clients. Heartbeat International Vice Presidents, Cindi Boston and Betty McDowell, offer key tips for rapid growth and information on what to expect.

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The Relational Impact of Trauma



This session explorers how trauma affects relationships, including relationships with staff in the home, other moms in the home, and in some cases our clients children. To purchase the episode in its entirety, go to heartbeatservices.org/resources.


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5 Action Items Following Pregnancy Center Service Report



In this podcast, Kirk Walden gives you 5 things you can do to help the Pregnancy Center Service Report achieve maximum impact for the pregnancy help community.

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