Psalm 20:7...

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."

Proverbs 16:3...

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."


Starting a life team in your church


Adapted from Amy Scherschligt's webinar presentation, April 19, 2018

I am Amy Scherschligt. I lead a Life Team at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, CA. The ministry began with two women and at first, focused on participation in the local 40 Days for Life campaign (An organized peaceful prayer and fasting vigil held outside abortion clinics all around the world held twice a year for 40 days) and supporting the pregnancy center. By God's grace more women and men joined to form a team called Choose Life.


A Call to Prayer

by Rev. Lowell Avery

"In Jesus Christ our LORD . . . we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him."                                                                                          --Ephesians 3:11-12


Have you noticed this?
We Presbyterians are very mindful of trying to pray humbly and in keeping with God's will. But do you realize that boldness in prayer is an important part of humbly doing God's will? The humble Christian is committed to listening to the Holy Spirit speak through the Scriptures, and then following where the Spirit leads. In Ephesians 3.11f, the Spirit says that through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord we have boldness and confident access to God.

So how do we get bold?


Webinars to equip you


The PASTOR'S ROLE as Catalyst for the LIFE TEAM

Are you a pastor with a desire to champion human life in your church but your schedule is already overshelming? Are you a church member who senses God is calling you to start a life team ministry in your congregation, but you don't know how to approach your pastor about it? This webinar is for you!

Join PPL for this Zoom webinar on

May 17, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern


Pastor of Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church

Rev. Lowell Avery


Executive Director of Churches for Life

Mrs. Carol Fouse 

Discuss tips for pastors who want to inspire and support LIfe Team Leaders in churches. Lay leaders will find help in knowing how to talk with their pastor about their God-given passion to start a life team ministry.

Click for how to join the Webinar

Resources on PPL's website

  • Bible studies
  • Bulletin inserts
  • Worship outlines
  • Children's sermons
  • Sermon samples
  • Issues Education
  • Prayer Calendar
  • Adoption resources
  • Abortion Recovery
  • End of Life Resources

PPL Summer Activities and Events


Presbyterians Protecting Life 2018 Exhibits and Events

PPL will be building relationships and equipping Presbyterians to be champions of human life at Presbyterian and Ecumenical events this summer. Please introduce yourself to us if you attend any of these activities!

PPL Summer Events

52 worship slides


Recommended by PPL:

Breakpoint: Alfie Evans–The British Government Oversteps Its Bounds
Plus: Dealing with the Moral Failure of Pastors; Why We “Do” Worldview


This is Me - Hope Church, Memphis, TN

This video has had over 18K views on Facebook.  Hope Church will be the location of the EPC General Assembly in June. PPL will be there with a lunch forum and exhibit. I can hardly waith! After watching this video you will understand my eagerness!


To Do This Month:

1. Attend PPL's May 17th Webinar.

2. Pray specifically & boldly for God to call & equip leaders of life teams (perhaps YOU).

3. Click on at least one resource link in this newsletter or visit PPL's website resources.

4. Make a donation to PPL--we cannot equip Presbyterians to be champions of human life without your help!


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