Voice for Life Training

When you join the S4u Network, you gain access to a video training series and study guide that will thoroughly train your team to sidewalk counsel in a manner that is gospel-centered, winsome, and compelled by love.

Speaking With Advisors And Pastors About S4U And Creating This Training


S4U’s vision as an organization is to see churches championing life everywhere where there is an abortion clinic nationwide. As part of that larger picture, our vision for this project is to better equip Network Churches for sidewalk counseling by giving them training that will thoroughly prepare them for this challenging mission before they embark.


Just as we train missionaries before they go out on the mission field, sidewalk counselors should be trained before they begin active ministry as well. This training course allows us to be more consistent, thorough, and effective in our leadership as we train and equip churches across North America for pro-life ministry.

Over 4 weeks, 8 weeks, or a weekend workshop, this course brings together the core team at a Network Church, giving them the opportunity to learn, discuss, and pray together. It also continues to serve them when they bring on new members of their church to their ministry team.

This allows more churches to be confident in sending out a team for sidewalk counseling, because they know their team has completed a gospel-saturated, structured training program that has prepared them to engage well.


Voice For Life Course Organization

8 Sections of Material

Churches have three options for their training to communicate the 8 sections of material: 4 sessions every other week (2.5 hours long), 8 sessions every week (1-1.5 hrs long), or a weekend workshop led in-person or virtually by Speak for the Unborn staff.

20-45 Minute Video Per Week

The group watches a training video, followed by a discussion based upon the study guide, ending in a time of intentional prayer.


In addition to six training videos, two sessions also include live Q&A and ministry plan customization with Speak for the Unborn staff. Since no sidewalk counseling situation is the same, we work with you (and continue to work with you for the long term) to ensure that we come up with the best possible plan for your unique situation.

1. Overview and Why S4U

Tells the story of our ministry, answers the questions, "Why church-based pro-life ministry?" and "Why sidewalk counseling?," and explains the pillars of S4U's methodology (gospel-centered, winsome, and compelled by love).

2. Foundational Guidelines

Live session with S4U staff to discuss Network Church responsibilities and to begin customizing your church's ministry plan.

3. Making A Plan, Establishing Relationships, Gathering Materials

Covers the logistical aspects of starting a ministry team, going to the sidewalk, and connecting with the community.

4. Praying the Bible for Sidewalk Counseling

Dr. Donald Whitney, author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible, teaches you how to pray the Bible for sidewalk counseling.

5. Engaging On The Sidewalk: Abortion-Minded Women

Specifically addresses what and how to speak with the mother going into the abortion clinic within different time constraints.

6. Engaging On The Sidewalk: Abortion-Minded Friends And Family

Discusses what and how to speak with the companions of the mothers going into the abortion clinic.

7. Engaging On The Sidewalk: Abortion-Choice Advocates And Clinic Staff

Addresses what and how to speak with abortion-choice advocates and abortion clinic staff, when given the opportunity.

8. Q&A Session with the Executive Director

Allows you to ask our Executive Director, Laurelen Muller, any questions about S4U, sidewalk counseling, or church-based pro-life ministry. 

How to Get the Training

If you’re interested in the Voice for Life Video Training Series, please let us know below and we’ll connect with you.

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