3. Who should serve?

WHO SHOULD SERVE AS A CLIENT ADVOCATE?

Let's find out!

WHO SHOULD SERVE A NONPROFIT PREGNANCY CENTER?

The “higher educated” secular world has for about the last one hundred years has regulated the work of the church of Jesus Christ into the hands of licensed practitioners of psychology and psychiatry.

The conceptual idea has been for more than a century, to degrade Christianity and elevate man’s wisdom.

Yet, the truth is that until the introduction of psycho-babble in the late 1800’s, the work of helping those suffering from their past hurts was the work of none other than the ministers of Jesus Christ.

When you turn back to the Bible for guidance, you find that “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!”

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 client advocate, your role will be to ensure that this healing work is promoted and imparted to the clients you serve.


BUT I DON’T THINK I AM 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.

BUT WHAT IF I HAVEN’T BEEN FORMALLY EDUCATED OR HAVE A DEGREE!


Do you know that around the world, there are literally thousands of Christian women and men serving as lay counselors 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?”

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