Friday, February 10, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Baptist Church at the Mall
1010 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801
The evening features Praise and Worship, workshops and keynote speaker. The event is FREE to attend, however, you will still need to register so we can plan for seating.
4:30 Food Trucks
6:00 - 6:05 Welcome and Introduction
6:05 - 6:25 Praise and Worship
6:25 - 6:55 Speaker
7:05 - 7:45 Workshop 1 *
7:55 - 8:35 Workshop 2
8:45 - 9:00 Closing prayer and remarks
*Youth session with the Silver Ring Thing, doors open at 6:00, program from 6:30 - 9:00.
Divine Design - presented by Mary Lou Hendry. What does God have to say about abortion? We will discuss scripture and how it relates to the issue of life and abortion.
Adoption - presented by Leesa Elliott and Judy Hatfield Come learn how to be a witness for adoption in your family, church, and community.
Pro-life Legislative Updates - presented by Senator Kelli Stargel and Chad Davis Esq. What current laws are affecting life issues in our state and community? Come to learn the current state of affairs for life issues in our legal system. Learn how you can make a difference.
The War on Life - presented by Kate McDonald. A look into the mind and heart of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. It continues with the legacy that Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood has left our society.
A Worldview of Life - presented by John Stemberger. Being pro-life must be about all of life, and so it must include an overall philosophy of life that protects and promotes the conditions for life—an individual’s whole life, as well as their life together in community. This workshop will discuss the principles behind a pro-life worldview and offer some strategies for applying those principles today.
The Hidden Truth: Deception in Women's Health Care - presented by Dr. John Littell. This workshop is tailored for both women and men. A season doctor combines facts on fetal development and advice relevant to women and their families that will encourage them to make informed decisions about future health care.
Post Abortion Recovery - presented by Barb Gosa. At least one in three women has had an abortion. Our community and our churches are filled with women and men who need healing. This workshop will teach how to recognize post abortion symptoms and outline strategies and studies that lead to recovery.
Building Bridges: Engaging the African American Church for Life - presented by Pastor Harold Lewis. This workshop will help you gain knowledge on how to equip your center to develop the resources and strategies needed to successfully reach and serve the African American churches.
The Silver Ring Thing - presented by Jason Burtt. Silver Ring Thing is a ministry that reaches teens with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inspires them to live a pure life and boldly proclaims that sex outside of marriage is apart from God's design. Come hear Jason Burtt, the National Director of this amazing program, share a special message for our youth, ages 12-18. The Youth Program will take place from 6:30 - 8:30. Parents are invited to their own session for The Silver Ring Thing. This will be offered only during the first Breakout session from 7:05-7:45.