as well as many other kinds of ministries.
Life choices, that what’s pregnancy care centers are all about.
Women who contact a pregnancy care center (sometimes known as “Pregnancy Care and Counseling Centers” or “Prenatal and Family Counseling Centers”) are looking for answers, a confident caring friend, counsel regarding one of the most important decisions they have ever faced, and—in many cases—inner peace and hope.
A Bible-based Christian care center provides answers to their questions about pregnancy and pro-life counsel regarding that very important decision they are struggling with. But, there is another life choice that many of these women need to make, a personal response that will help them with inner peace and hope—eternal hope.
Helping women with these kinds of choices is a Christ-honoring ministry that began with the early church and God is continuing to use today. It is a ministry that Good Soil is very interested in being a part of, by providing training and resources.
Christian pregnancy care centers — around the world — have used Good Soil training and resources with good success.
Here are some of the resources that we believe will be most helpful for your ministry.
The flexibility of The Story of Hope makes it an ideal choice for use in pregnancy care centers.
The workbook format of The Story of Hope is designed for participants to be actively engaged in personal Bible study, studying Bible texts for themselves and coming to their own conclusions about God and the Bible and their need of Jesus.
The Story of Hope is an excellent study for women and men facing a crisis pregnancy, regardless of their religious backgrounds or what they know about the Bible. Studies begin in Genesis, where they begin learning about the Creator God who made them and loves them. Then, studies continue through the remainder of the Old Testament and to the end of the New Testament. When properly led, the participant will not feel pressured or coerced to “make a decision.” But, she will be given the opportunity to make a faith response to trust Jesus as her Savior.
64 pages with plastic coil binding. Check out the generous quantity prices.
The Story of Hope Workbook - English Version
A time-flexible resource for presenting the Bible’s big redemptive story in as few as fifteen minutes or as long as twenty or more hours. Designed for evangelistic Bible studies, one-on-one or in small groups, but also helpful in teaching God’s redemptive plan to believers. Includes a study of 40 Bible events (20 Old Testament and 20 New Testament) and Bible maps. 64 pages and plastic coil binding. FREE Leader's Guide and FREE Classroom Facilitator Guide available as downloads from this site.
You do not need a lot of training to lead women in a study of The Story of Hope, because the training and content you need are provided for you in this FREE Leader’s Guide. 103 professionally-designed pages of answers to the questions contained in The Story of Hope and suggestions as to how to deal with some of the common questions you may face, as well as many other tips for making your study successful.
Or, if you are a leader of a pregnancy care center, you might want to use The Story of Hope Class Facilitator Guide in training your staff.
The Story of Hope Workbook Leader's Guide (64 Page Coil-Bound Edition) - Download
A leader's guide for The Story of Hope Workbook (64 page coil-bound edition) . FREE DOWNLOAD.
The Way to Joy was designed to teach new believers some of the most essential Biblical truths they need to know and to help them establish basic spiritual disciplines they need to begin to practice, soon after receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. The study includes these ten lessons:
Bible memory verse cards, as well as a Bible reading and prayer journal are included.
64 pages with plastic coil binding. Check out the generous quantity prices.
The Leader’s Guide for The Way to Joy contains 44 pages of helps for you as you disciple someone using this Bible study workbook. It is professionally designed and easy to follow. All of the answers and explanations you will need for leading a basic discipleship study are available to you in the guide.
Or, if you are a leader of a pregnancy care center, you might want to use The Way to Joy Class Facilitator Guide in training your staff. It contains complete lesson plans for 13 class sessions, with a goal of equipping your staff to disciple others using The Way to Joy workbook.
The Way to Joy Leader's Guide (2016 Edition) - Download
For use with the 2016 Edition of The Way to Joy - 64 pages, spiral bound. 44 pages. FREE DOWNLOAD
For gospel presentations, summarizing the Bible’s redemptive story, based on eight key gospel truths that emerge chronologically from Genesis through Revelation.
Reflections unfolds the storyline of the Bible through 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament events—from Genesis through Revelation.
$20 in Quantities of Eight or More - $40 for One Book, $30 each for Two. An excellent gift to give your clients!
Reflections - The Audio Experience
Professional recordings of all 100 narratives from the book, Reflections From God's Story of Hope.
MP3 files on a flash drive
Watch a (2:36) video to see how the Reflections - The Audio Experience audio stories are correlated with the printed and visually illustrated stories in the Reflections from God's Story of Hope coffee table storybook, as well as The Bible's BIG Story Teaching Visuals.
For you to use in your ministry and to encourage those to whom you are ministering to load on their own mobile devices. Great way to teach and review the events of the Bible's BIG Story and the eight chronological Bible concepts.
The Story of Hope Condensed App
Twenty beautifully visualized Bible events (10 Old Testament and 10 New Testament) that summarize the Bible's Big Story of redemption, from Genesis through Revelation.
The Story of Hope App
Mobile app. Forty beautifully visualized Bible events (20 Old Testament and 20 New Testament) that summarize the Bible's Big Story of redemption, from Genesis through Revelation.
The Roots of Faith App
One hundred beautifully visualized Bible events (50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament) that summarize the Bible's Big Story of redemption, from Genesis through Revelation.
The top ten takeaways from Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship training:
Good Soil Basic Seminar
Two Days in May or October
Good Soil Trainer Certification
A Third Day in May or October
Gaining Ground with Good Soil
Want to understand more about Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship? This is the place to start! NEW Visually Enhanced 2016 Edition - An evangelism and discipleship training narrative that is a scaled-down version of the Good Soil E&D seminar in a narrative format. Full color throughout.
Gaining Ground with Good Soil is an evangelism and discipleship training narrative—a scaled-down version of the Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar in a narrative format. The principles gained from this book are applicable for anyone wishing to serve God through Biblical evangelism and discipleship, but is especially instructive and helpful for ministry leaders, such as leaders of pregnancy care centers.
The realistic, but fictional narrative, around which the book is developed, tells the story of a couple of missionaries who were frustrated and discouraged—to the point of almost giving up—because of their lack of success in evangelism and discipleship on their field. But, the “Good Soil” principles they learned from Bible study revolutionized their ministries. It will help you think through a theology of evangelism and discipleship and help you to present the gospel so that men and women will clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and firmly hold on to it.
Free instructional resources for individual and group study are also available for download. www.GoodSoil.com/FREE
If you are a pregnancy care center leader, with a USA shipping address, and will commit to reading this book, we will send you a FREE (and postage-free) copy of Gaining Ground with Good Soil.
Evelyn Stone is Life Matters Worldwide's international training consultant. She founded New Life Prenatal Center in Lima, Peru, and has traveled to India, Liberia, Kenya, and the Philippines to conduct pregnancy care center training seminars, as well as in many Latin American countries – where most of her ministry is.
Evelyn also trains missionaries how to establish pro-life ministries on their fields of service. She uses and promotes Good Soil E&D training materials and ministry resources.
Good Soil Training and Resource Catalog
This downloadable PDF catalog is a quick reference to the many resources offered here at Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship.
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