In late June, RETA Advancement Director Rod, started feeling there was a need to provide training for our local pastors and church leaders (and eventually whole congregations) dealing with pro-life issues - how to speak with those in unplanned pregnancy situations, post-abortive women and men, about what’s happening at Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health and how to reply to common pro-abortion talking points. Over the next month, three separate people approached Rod, asking if RETA provided such a training. (All right, God. I get it.)
After gauging interest from our supporting churches, RETA staff members Roxana, Jeff, Tonya, Melody and Rod sat down to work through what such a training could look like. They then mapped it out and reached out to local churches to invite their leaders and spouses to attend the training, which is scheduled later this fall.
We believe that through the training, church leaders and spouses will come away equipped and confident about dealing with pro-life issues with their congregants. It’s so important that they know how to communicate effectively in these scenarios and when/how to make a positive hand-off to an organization like RETA.
Our goal is to refine the training and open it up to more people. Eventually, we’d like to create an 8-week small group curriculum for churches to be able to use to equip their members. Please pray for wisdom and great attendance as we proceed. Also, if you’re a church leader reading this and you’re interested in attending, please call our office at 574-522-3888 and ask for Rod.