An idea for your church


Looking for something new, fresh, and hot? How about doing something practical, instead? How about changing lives forever?

This is worth looking into:

METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — Last weekend an Atlanta pastor made a promise that stunned his congregation and most of the people who heard it.

In a speech that discussed abortion, the President, and the sanctity of life, the most provocative statement from Pastor Vic Pentz of Peachtree Presbyterian Church came towards sermon’s end:

“I make a promise to you now and I don’t want you to keep this a secret,” the pastor pronounced, “the Peachtree Presbyterian Church will care for any newborn baby you bring to this church.

“We will be the family to find a home for that child, and there’s no limit on this. You can tell your friends, you can tell your family, you can tell the whole world …”

Reflected Pentz a week later, “I seem to have touched a nerve by saying that to the congregation.”

Honestly, this is what the church has always done. This is what the church in many parts of the world does today. Wouldn’t it be amazing if your church issued the same challenge?

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3 responses to “An idea for your church”

  1. Marty Estes Avatar

    And you know why it touched a nerve? We’re all too ready to put our name on a petition or say we want something to end but putting actions to those words is another matter entirely. I really hope his church follows through with this.

  2. Aaron Avatar

    Great to see somebody stateside doing this! There’s a great project in J’burg, South Africa — they have a box in a wall that parents can anonymously drop off their newborn, staffed 24/7.

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