Who should serve as a Liaison or Advocate?
WHO SHOULD SERVE AS A LIAISON OR CHURCH ADVOCATE?
WHO SHOULD SERVE A NONPROFIT PREGNANCY CENTER AS A CHURCH LIAISON OR ADVOCATE?
Balations 6:1-2 “ye who are spiritual” are commanded to “restore” those caught up in a sin.
When Jesus taught about reconciliation, he didn’t say to the learned Pharisees and Sadducees that they were to do the work of His hands. No, He spoke to the unlearned fishermen, carpenters, and other rough men called His Disciples.
Speaking to them, He talked about giving us, believers and followers of Jesus Christ, the “ministry of reconciliation!”
The pregnancy center you serve offers after-abortion recovery support groups for women who have been through an abortion.
As a church liaison, your role will not be to a recovery leader, but instead, to be a catalyzer to know how to identify, how to connect with and invite members of your church members who need recovery into the recovery available at the pregnancy center.
WHO SHOULD BE THE ONE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED?
It is you and me who know that we have been called, comforted, and sent out by Jesus Christ to do the work, His work, of healing the broken-hearted and setting at liberty those that are bound.
As a volunteer at a church, your role will be to ensure that this work of reconciliation is promoted and imparted to the members of the church you serve. Remember, as a volunteer in any capacity, you will be in contact with all sorts of individuals. Your role is to comfort, empower, invite and even walk beside them as they go to the recovery support group.
DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED?
Good! Join the crowd. None of us, not one, is able to say “I have the answer!” In fact, that is for the good of those we serve. But you and I are qualified, even credentialed by God our Father through the work of Jesus Christ.
DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DEGREE TO VOLUNTEER?
Do you know that around the world, there are literally thousands of Christian women and men serving as lay volunteers in crisis pregnancy centers, church-based support groups, even public support groups and few have a degree, even fewer still have formal training in counseling or social work.
What makes you ABLE TO HELP OTHERS is to be called by God, enabled by God, and led by God in all you say or do.
The question is do you believe that HE is able to enable you?
Remember and think about this often:
Read Galatians 6:1-2.
“6 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.In this verse, who is to restore the hurting one?”