Let us help you get started in the right direction.
Sign up to receive the CLR monthly newsletter, Life Light, or the weekly email blast, LifeWire, to stay current on the issues.
Get to know the issues by exploring our website – a good place to start is Pro-Life 101.
Download and fill out your own version of the Christian Medical Directive Statement available for free from CLR.
Encourage others to attend the annual CLR National Convention and coordinate carpooling and lodging to make it possible.
Learn what is happening at our daughter ministry, New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers, by receiving their quarterly newsletter, Growing Branches.
Subscribe (free) to Clearly Caring, the educational publication of CLR to dive deeper into the issues.
Email or call the national office of CLR with your life- or family-related question.
Participate in annual fundraising activities at CLR, such as the Golf Outing and Wine Tasting events.
Is something interesting going on in your community related to life and family issues? Send the story to CLR.
Talk to God to thank him for blessings and to seek his guidance as you strive to do his will as they relate to life and family issues.
Add Witness Wear to your wardrobe that positively and Biblically proclaims the pro-life and pro-family message.
Bring a homebound person into your circle of influence, remembering them with visits, greeting cards, and perhaps errand running for them.
Volunteer your time at a local nursing home or hospice, providing comfort and sharing God’s Word with others.
Offer free babysitting for a young couple so they can attend a church function or have a “date night” to strengthen their marriage.
You may wish to be more politically or legislatively proactive. Get involved with your local National Right to Life affiliate.
Write a letter to the editor or in a blog that positively and Biblically defends life and family in a manner that seeks to build a bridge to share Jesus.
Health care professionals can offer blood pressure screening at the church or serve as a Parish Nurse in the congregation or for area congregations.
Provide some relief time for a caregiver who is otherwise tied close to home caring for a disabled or aging loved one.
A Life and Family Service focuses a congregation’s attention on the challenges and opportunities we have to serve God and others on life and family issues.
Consider a single Bible Study or a series of classes on life and family issues that people face with instruction in God’s will on those issues.
Coordinate a remote video session with CLR to provide expert instruction on life and family issues.
Keep members of the congregation informed about activities and opportunities at the local pregnancy care center.
Reprint articles from our e-newsletters, LifeWire and Life Light, in the church newsletter or as a bulletin insert to educate the congregation.
Educate members of the congregation by regularly posting articles and pictures to a bulletin board supporting God’s will on life and family issues.
Share material from CLR through pamphlet racks and information kiosks in the church or community.
Sponsor an annual event in which you encourage people to sign up to receive information from CLR and support its ministry.
Sponsor the “Change for Life” baby bottle project to support New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers through loose change donations.
Add special CLR offering envelopes to the annual envelope box order for your congregation.
Encourage a ladies’ or men’s group, the Sunday School, or Vacation Bible School to donate to the work of CLR.
Offer to purchase a life-related gift (such as a Children’s Bible) to hand out to parents of newly-baptized children in your congregation.
Conduct a diaper drive for a local pregnancy care center or New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers. First, consult an organization for the most needed sizes. A baby shower collection of formula and other baby necessities is another idea.
Promote an annual door offering at church for the support of CLR.
Create greeting cards for new mothers and as encouragement for the ailing and lonely. This could also be extended to encourage students and soldiers away from home.
Plan a community blood drive through your congregation to help the local blood bank and create more exposure in the community for the congregation.
Create an informational display about the ministry of CLR.
Gather a group together and sponsor a local billboard display to go up for a key month of the year. CLR can help with the design.
Host a pro-life or pro-family movie night at the church for the community. Assure you have the license to do so and make it a fun evening. Include popcorn too.
Coordinate a life and family poster contest with students in the elementary school which can be posted around the church during a key month of the year.
Coordinate a life and family essay contest with some of the older children in the school. Publish the best essays in the newsletter or post them around the church.
Bring in a guest preacher or presenter from CLR, New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers, or a CLR affiliate.
Start a pregnancy care center in your community. It is an ambitious undertaking but if the need is there, work on finding the resources.
Begin a “Home for Mothers” ministry in your community. It could be program- and visitation-based or even facility-based.
Consider helping a local CLR-affiliated pregnancy center with your time, talents, or monetary assistance. For example, offer your help to repair, clean, or organize things, or help with office work at the center.
Offer to do a positive pro-life or pro-family message. Study your topic and consult with the CLR office for advice and resources.
If you own a Thrivent insurance or investment product you can designate “Choice Dollars” to support CLR.
If your employer participates in a matching gifts program or an annual giving campaign, consider designating CLR with your tax-deductible support. United Way, TRUist, and America’s Charities are some of the workplace giving options available.
Consider an asset gift like a portion of land, stocks or bonds, a collectible, or a building. Be sure it is suitable to be resold. You enjoy a tax deduction while providing help.
Remember a loved one’s special event (birthday, baptism, etc.) or honor a loved one who has departed this life with a gift to CLR.
Consider CLR when determining your estate and planned giving options (such as a charitable gift annuity, will, and bequests, beneficiary designation in an insurance policy, or an IRA gift).
Become a regular donor of CLR.