A distinctively reformed and presbyterian voice for life​​​​​​​
By R. David Aldridge
If you just found out that not only are you pregnant but that it is very likely that your baby will have Down Syndrome, my heart goes out to you. You are facing something we did not face. We learned of James' additional chromosome the day he was born. Had we known months before that James was to have Down Syndrome, I am sure a flood and fury of thoughts would have raged in our hearts and minds. What would we have done? Probably the same thing—have James. But I know for sure that we would have been on the torment rack, second-guessing ourselves. Maybe that is where you are.

As the Board of Directors of Presbyterians Pro-Life listens for God's voice and looks for evidence of his leading into the future, we build our ministry on a biblical foundation. In Part 2 of this 1995 document, we review the church's involvement in issues of life and consider our response in light of the role of the Holy Spirit, and the doctrine of the Church. 
We Claim the Gift of the Holy Spirit
The church has always proclaimed that we are enabled to live as faithful disciples of Christ by the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are no longer dependent upon our own powers, or captive to our own desires and wills, but rather we are enabled to live by God's will and to walk in his ways by the Spirit of Christ living in us.
"Moving beyond statements and politics to being a pro-life church "was the topic addressed by PPL's Executive Director, Marie Bowen, at a PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) General Assembly Seminar. In her presentation, Bowen pointed to the common biblical foundation shared by PPL and the PCA that guides us to value every human life, born and unborn. She cast a vision for equipping leaders for life ministry in congregations. The need is great, but so are the gifts and resources that God has given the church for meeting those very points of need where human life is threatened in both congregation and community.
National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC) members present popular workshops annually at the National Right to Life Convention. Marie Bowen, PPL's Executive Director, participated in two of those workshops last month in Milwaukee, WS.
Kirk van der Swaagh, a pastor in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, presented with Bowen in a workshop titled "How to overcome apathy and opposition in all denominations." His tips are helpful for pro-life Presbyterians who often encounter apathy when advocating for the unborn in pro-life denominations and direct opposition in the Presbyterian Church (USA) which condones and supports abortion.
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The illustration at left is from a series of weekly worship images available from Presbyterians Pro-Life. The images are available in png and jpeg formats and as Powerpoint slides. You can download the pictures from our Facebook page or request the Powerpoint slides by email. The slideshow is an inspiring screensaver too!
A gospel-centered, disability-focused, church-based ministry in the PCA . . .
Engaging disability’s mission is to engage people touched by disability with the gospel, for their salvation and spiritual growth, and to equip churches to enfold them into all areas of congregational life and ministry. 
Email to request information.

Steve Siler is the talented founder, producer, and creative director behind this Christian ministry that uses the power of songs and stories as a bridge to hope and healing for those facing life’s most difficult issues.
Mercy Great Enough offers hope, connection, and healing for women and men who have carried secret guilt and shame over an abortion decision in their past. The project assures the listener that nothing can separate us from the love of God. The message is that you are not alone. Mercy and forgiveness are real, and freedom is possible.
The full-length project contains thirteen songs, two spoken word pieces and comes with a devotional guide. Lyrics are included.

Other CD projects centered on affirming life:
Dignity - music and devotional book for busy caregivers
Chaos of the heart - award winning project focused on suicide grief
Whole in the sight of God - ministering to those loving special needs children

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

And he is the head of the body, the church."

Colossians 1:15-18

Please continue to support PPL financially so that we can follow God’s call in strength with tools and personnel we need for the task.

Yours in Christ for life,

Marie Bowen
Executive Director


Pray with PPL
God answers prayer.

PPL is seeking Christians who will commit to PPL's ministry of prayer called Life Support.

I Corinthians 11&12

Pray, asking God to call many gifted leaders to the work of protecting and promoting the flourishing of human life--unborn and born, old and young, able and less able--that all may have life and have it abundantly.


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