He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11
As you look out beyond the pulpit, a sea of faces look back at you. Among them is a teen girl who has found herself pregnant, struggling over the next steps to take. There is a wife, who just told her husband they are having another child the same year their current youngest heads off to college. A young couple is celebrating their first pregnancy and the wife is terrified because she grew up in foster homes without any understanding of what a stable family life looks like.
Ministry Leaders, these women need support. They need those who are willing to walk through this journey with them, to guide and teach them in preparation for the days to come.
You can help make a change in our communities, impact the lives of these families, and establish a new legacy for generations to come.
Start a YouMom Group In Your Church – Choose to start a group for Teen Moms, Expectant Mothers, Mommy & Me Classes, or any combination that best fits the needs of your community.
Financially Support a YouMom Group in an Economically Disadvantaged Area – We have churches who are actively serving the community needs in which they are located, but they can use additional financial support to help these mothers with additional education, supplies, and resources to ensure the success of the program and the families being served.
Volunteer at Local YouMom Groups – In addition to financial support, YouMom groups are blessed by men and women who are willing to volunteer their time and talents. Simple gestures like providing a meal, ensure our mothers leave with a nourished body. They also need mentoring and assistance in setting up budgets, meal planning, navigating services, and parental advice. Volunteering is a wonderful way for your Small Groups, Life Groups, and Women’s Ministries to walk alongside these growing families in practical ways.
Host a YouMoms Fundraiser Event – We have members of our YouMom team who are available to speak at your Church, Fundraising Dinners, Women’s Ministry Brunches. These events are a wonderful avenue for not only taking up an offering for the YouMom Ministry, but also inviting the church body to step in to our volunteer team.