So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4 – 11:13
A recent survey found that 70% of women who have an abortion identify as Christian. Over 40 percent of women who have had an abortion say they were frequent churchgoers at the time they ended their pregnancies and about a half of them say they kept their abortions hidden from church members. Researcher George Barna found that 64 percent of American men and 20 percent of women view pornography at least monthly. And for Christian men, that number is 55 percent. More than half of Christian men in America routinely expose themselves to sexually explicit lies that shape the way they see sex, love, marriage, and women. George Barna concludes, "Every day, the church is becoming more like the world it allegedly seeks to change."
We believe that it is the role of the Church of Jesus Christ to be the primary means for the restoration of the sacredness of human life. This is true because the Church has been commissioned and empowered to proclaim the transforming Gospel of Christ as the only hope for deliverance from sin, death, and condemnation. Christ designed the Church to penetrate like yeast into every corner of a culture. Para-church organizations alone cannot sufficiently influence all levels of our culture in the way that the Church as a whole can and must.
For this reason the CPC of Greater Phoenix is launching Church Equip, in order to come alongside the Church and help equip, exhort and encourage her to boldly speak out in a prophetic voice on behalf of the sanctity of life. Our vision is to see the Church engaged in restoring the sanctity of human life to the church, community and culture. The goal of Church Equip is to equip, exhort and encourage the Church to embrace and live out the Biblical Sanctity of Human Life worldview.
Church Equip provides the Church with speakers, presentations and resources. Our resources address:
- The Life-Giving Church
- Sanctity of Human Life
- Biblical Sexual Integrity
- Marriage and Family
- Life-Affirming Values
Seminars and Training
Want a seminar on Biblical Sexual Integrity for your youth group? Or a teaching on Sanctity of Human LIfe for a weekend retreat? Or a multi-week in-depth training for your staff on philosophical and practical answers to our changing cultural mores? We can do that! Our trained experts present engaging, relevant Bible based materials at no charge to you. We will adapt our presentation to meet your specific needs, and provide the teaching ourselves, or support you as you do it. We offer
- Parent Seminars
- Men's Seminars
- Women's Seminars
- Singles Seminars
- The Life-Giving Church - a comprehensive series on the Sanctity of Human Life, available in a variety of formats including:
- A ten-session comprehensive teaching
- A two-day weekend seminar
The fight against the scourge of abortion begins in the hearts and minds of God's people, and our ChurchEquip program is designed to help the church put Romans 12:2 into action: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Our resources include:
- Training the Trainer: We can provide you materials and support to allow you to incorporate these teachings into the everyday life of your church.
- Web-Based Resources Include:
- Downloadable videos
- Downloadable printed materials
- Links to resources.
To learn more about Church Equip, contact Alan at email@example.com.
Recovery and Restoration Programs
The long-term effects of abortion and abuse are hidden wounds that hamper spiritual growth and emotional health, often leading to destructive and sinful life choices. Our Post-Abortion Recovery ministry (PACE) and Mending the Soul (MTS) groups apply Biblical truth to the brokenness of heart and soul, with the goal of bringing people to a place of forgiveness and restoration in Christ. To learn more about these programs, please fill out the form below, and one of our facilitators will be in touch. All inquiries are completely confidential.