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What I Wish My Church Would Ask

Abortion is a very deep and sensitive topic – one that many churches avoid speaking about from the pulpit. However, abortion tends to be a symptom of something much deeper in women, so it is an important topic that should not be overlooked. There are very effective ways to approach this topic along with providing practical resources for those within the church community directly. Betty McDowell, Heartbeat International’s Vice President of Ministry Services, hosts a panel discussion about nurturing and educating church communities while remaining compassionate and helpful.

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See Life 2020

Join Betty McDowell, Heartbeat International’s vice president of Ministry Services, as she interviews Robyn Chambers, executive director of advocacy for children at Focus on the Family about the various pro-life initiatives and some insight into their newest campaign.

See Life 2020 is an online event that will expose the lies and pain of abortion and celebrate the miraculous wonder of life. This digital premiere includes powerful pro-life stories of hope, compelling Christian commentary, and soul-stirring music. PLUS a 4D ultrasound of a baby, offering a window into the reality of life in the womb.

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Text HEARTBEAT to 72000 for updates and encouragement. Save the Date: Sept. 26 • 8PM ET

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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Client Marketing – Expanding Your Reach

Bri Laycock, the Director of Ministry Solutions, reflects on how to better reach potential residents in this informative episode of Pregnancy Help Podcast. Learn about using Google analytics to see who your website is attracting and how using phrases may help improve your search results for clients.  Bri also shares about the important role that the “live chat” function has for Option Line and invites homes to think about how it might be used for outreach. This is a power-packed session with lots of insights on taking your website-based outreach to the next level!

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New teaching tool for pregnancy centers – Heart of a Child

Heart of a Child Ministries was started through the prayer of a seven-year-old child named Grace in 2012. Its goal is to build a culture of love and life through dynamic Celebration of Life live ultrasound presentations for children, teens, and adult groups. They also fundraise for local pregnancy centers through the sale of Pro-life Prayer Pillows.

Nikki shares how she develops relationships with area schools and community groups that allow her to bring this message in both secular and Christian settings, and how these presentations can be done locally in your own area.

Heart of a Child Ministries will be making a video of their presentations this summer that pregnancy centers can use as a teaching tool.

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Unplanned Movie Scholarship

Unplanned Movie Scholarship

Join Heartbeat International’s Sara Littlefield as she interviews star of the movie Unplanned, Ashley Bratcher. They discuss Ashley’s pro-life transformation, what inspired her to start the Unplanned Movie Scholarship to help women choose life and continue to chase their dreams, and how pregnancy help organizations can get involved.

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Men’s Ministry in Pregnancy Help Organizations

Tony Trammell started back in 2003 after seeing a need — a need for men facing unexpected fatherhood to be ministered to within the walls of pregnancy centers. Since then, he has written program curriculum and has mentored hundreds of clients. Tony shares his story along with insight on starting or strengthening your organization’s men’s ministry.

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First Faith

Moving forward through interesting times

This podcast will encourage and inspire you as to how to move forward with your organization through an uncertain time.

In regard to pregnancy help events, do you ever find yourself asking: 

  1. Donors (What’re they thinking?)
  2. Speakers (How can you partner with them? They want to help you.)
  3. Listeners (Encouragement piece)

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Kirk Walden is an advancement specialist with Heartbeat International. He and his wife Jennifer recently launched The Faith Revolution Podcast, a conversation on effectively influencing others with our faith.

Kirk and Jennifer live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee and have five children, a grandson, and a loving hound, Aubie.

Contact Kirk & Jenn

The Faith Revolution Podcast can be found on most podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.


Encouragement in Uncertain Times

Join us as Sue Baumgarten (Lifehouse of Houston) and Emily Prins (Expect Hope) reflect on encouragement, especially during times of challenge and crisis.  This uplifting podcast acknowledges the challenge of uncertainty while inviting leaders to exercise obedience, surrender, and rest as they lead their teams.

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On-going Options Counseling

Kesha Franklin of Lifeline Village discusses how options counseling about parenting and adoption is an on-going part of their maternity home program. Starting from the principle that adoption is a Biblically sound and loving idea, this podcast features thoughts on how to include the adoption conversation into your program.

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