One of our goals is to promote opportunities for gospel ministry in RVA. So often when we think of missions work our minds drift to some foreign local or the one-week trip we went on last summer. That’s not a bad thing. God commands us to make disciples of all nations. What we have to remember is that missions works starts with serving our local community.
As Richmond grows in ethnic diversity, we are increasingly able to teach men and women from every nation how to follow Jesus right here in our own backyard. We gather on Sunday to be equipped for ministry in our local community and scatter during the week to do ministry in our local community. That’s one of the reasons we keep our eyes open for volunteer positions within local, gospel-centered organizations like the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond. Listen to how one of our members, Rebekah, describes her experience at the PRC.
“Volunteering at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond was much more than I expected. It was an opportunity to stand for the sanctity of life, and it was much more. It was the privilege of sharing the gospel with each young woman who came in for a pregnancy test. It was the opportunity to talk about wise choices and planning for the future and relationships with those clients who had negative tests. It was mentoring and discipleship of young moms and post abortive women. It was talking about good relationships and strong marriages and godly parenting. It was praying with clients and PRC staff and seeing God at work all over the place. It was exciting and challenging. It was an experience I will never forget and one to which I hope to return someday.”
The PRC recently announced the following volunteer training classes for men and women on their website:
We are currently looking for women and men who hold a biblical worldview of life and have a desire to compassionately serve people who may be unprepared for pregnancy. If this sounds like you, please contact us about a Volunteer Training packet. Fall Training begins soon and this is required to serve as a Client Advocate at the PRC. You will learn about the foundational principles and purpose of the organization, essential communication skills, the crisis cycle and how it impacts what we do, and much more.
Equipped to Serve (6 sessions)
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) and Thursday, September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd (9:30 am – 12:00 pm) OR (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Registration Deadline: September 8th
For more information about any of these upcoming training opportunities and to register for classes, please contact Rebecca Jones at the PRC of Metro Richmond (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 673-2020.