I. A Commitment first to the gospel.
Our first allegiance is to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. This message in its most basic form is that the Lord is holy and because man is sinful, he is under the righteous wrath of God. Jesus died in the place of sinners and whoever believes in him, walking in repentance of their, is reconciled to the Father with the promise of eternal life. It is by grace alone that one is saved. Because we are first committed to this message we seek to share it with all who do not believe, whether they be pro-life or pro-choice (Lev. 19:6, Rom. 3:23; 6:23, 2 Cor 5:21, Mark 1:15, John 3:16, Eph. 2:8-9).
II. The overflow of our love for Christ is a hatred for, and a commitment to expose, that which is evil.
The Psalmist exhorts us, “O you who love the Lord, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10). We acknowledge that the murder of unborn children and the lies used to entice women to abort are rooted in the very character of Satan himself (John 8:44). Because God is our Father, we hate the Devil’s works and through this ministry are obeying Paul’s exhortation to “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11).
III. We are motivated by love for our neighbor.
We are committed to speak for our “unborn neighbors” who cannot speak for themselves. Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Further, we are convinced that they way in which we can most love those pursuing abortions is to persuade them not to go through with it. To those who do have abortions, we will promote gospel-centered counseling because we believe in the healing power of the gospel and the sufficiency of the cross.
IV. From our gospel conviction, we are committed to speaking winsomely for life.
We want to call women and men pursuing abortion to true hope in the gospel. As we peacefully walk with women, we desire to listen and share truth. We want to prove ourselves trustworthy as we offer practical help through our local churches.
V. We are committed to making the right choice easier for women through the support of gospel-centered local churches, as well as pregnancy resource centers and other services.
Some women may feel that abortion is their only option. Our ministry exists to show these women that there is help available through the ministry of local churches in their communities. Our churches are eager to welcome these women, meeting their needs in any way possible. We are thankful for many other ministries and organizations we can connect these women with as well.
VI. We are committed to prayer.
Jesus said, “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24). We will exercise belief in the sincerity of Christ’s offer and be like the persistent widow, asking God relentlessly for effectiveness in this ministry. We will continue to ask until he gives us what we are asking for. Specifically, we will ask that 1) the lives of many children would be spared, 2) women and men would find hope in the gospel, and 3) abortion clinics across the country would close their doors.