"What I like most about Making Life Disciples is that it equips the church to take an active but loving role in addressing what is arguably the greatest moral atrocity of our time. Instead of hiding a perceived 'crises' with an abortion, men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy are compelled by grace and loving support to choose life and come into the light. Further, the 'crises' becomes an on-ramp and opportunity for the gospel and discipleship." — Kent Hughes, Distinguished Chair of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, PA
"Making Life Disciples is a tremendous discipleship tool for churches hoping to equip their people to reach and care for those considering, or who have gone through, abortion. One of the great values of this curriculum — especially for those serving in an urban context — is its focus on loving and caring for those facing abortion and its effect. Law change through politics is good, but heart change through the Gospel is better; I’m thankful to have a resource that embodies this reality.” — Jamaal Williams, Lead Pastor, Sojourn Community Church Midtown, Louisville, KY
“I have never heard a more compelling vision for a Pro-Abundant Life approach to children than the one featured in Making Life Disciples. Finally there is an effort that avoids the old pro-choice and anti-abortion rhetoric to give Christians an approach that emphasizes all the things we care about: women and mothers, children, fathers, marriage, the local church, and Christian discipleship. I pray this material changes the way we think about life and leads us to commit ourselves to an expansion vision for both protecting and nurturing it.” — Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC and a council member of The Gospel Coalition.
"Human beings are uniquely endowed with the image of God. This means that every life, for all of life is to be honored, cherished, and loved. Today, with the abortion rate still staggeringly high, the Church stands in a place designed by God, ready and able to apply the good news of the gospel to every unplanned pregnancy. Making Life Disciples is a resource that equips the Church to be effective ambassadors of Christ to those who desperately need to experience the grace of God.”— Dr. Alex Early, Preaching & Theology Pastor, Redemption Church, (Seattle, Washington) & Author of The Reckless Love of God
“I just finished leading nine other women at my church through the Making Life Disciples curriculum. It is clear and comprehensive with beautiful materials and videos. What an excellent resource to bring hope and healing and the Gospel to people in our own church and beyond! I had never facilitated a group through any training before but Care-Net laid it all out for me. It was easy to prepare for each session. We learned skills that we can use in our everyday life as well as with women and men in a pregnancy decision. We feel empowered to truly be a resource for our church. What a beautiful way to fulfill our role as servant-leaders for Christ's church.”— Amy Scherschligt , Life Team Leader, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church (EPC) in (Sacramento, CA)
"One of the most attractive features of the Making Life Disciples curriculum is that it supports not only life, but abundant life. By promoting the things that help children truly thrive-the Gospel, marriage, fatherhood, and family- it advances a holistic support system that is robust and sustainable. It bears the very fragrance of Christ, who not only imparts life but welcomes us into His family."— John Muhlfeld, Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), Harleysville, PA
"It's very important that people in our churches know where to go when they are in trouble.... People in churches know where ministries are: if they are hungry, there's a food pantry. If they need a job, they know where the job links are. There ought to be a place in every church where, when a woman discovers she is pregnant that she knows exactly where to go in that local church. And for that need to be met with love, compassion, hope, and sensitivity."— Dr. Tony Evans, Popular Author and Speaker, and Founder and Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX
"I love that Care Net, an organization that does such important work with Pregnancy Resource Centers across the country, is also helping churches to provide relational care to men and women facing pregnancy decisions with their Making Life Disciples program. Their ethos is very similar to ours at ERI, and particularly our challenge for pastors and priests to make a public commitment on behalf of the whole church that they will treat women who become pregnant with grace and compassion instead of shame and rejection. I'm so happy to work alongside the wonderful team at Care Net toward the same goal." - Josh Brahm, President of the Equal Rights Institute