Author Archives: Jennifer

Types of Childbirth Ministry

Jan 23, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Types of Childbirth Ministry

A childbirth ministry can be as large or small as your community needs. There are a wide variety of services that can be included depending on the number of volunteers who are committed to your program. Bible Study Although every aspect of a childbirth ministry should be based on biblical principles, a small group BibleRead more …

Designing a Childbirth Ministry

Jan 9, 2017 | Posted by in Ministry | Comments Off on Designing a Childbirth Ministry

Designing a Childbirth Ministry Once you are sure the God is calling you to start a childbirth ministry in your area, you will need to work through some basic organizational planning. This page will help you with the designing work that needs to be completed for your program to be successful. Where Do I Start?Read more …

Pregnancy Devotion | Search my Heart, O God

Jan 6, 2017 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | Search my Heart, O God

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord God was angry when the Israelites, threatenedRead more …

Childbirth Meditation | Aware

Jan 4, 2017 | Posted by in Prayer & Meditation | Comments Off on Childbirth Meditation | Aware

Christian meditation is a tradition of contemplative prayer. The following thoughts and verses are provided for use in your contemplative prayer practice. Mark 8:17-18 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but failRead more …

Christian Childbirth Ministry

Jan 2, 2017 | Posted by in Ministry | Comments Off on Christian Childbirth Ministry

On the most basic level, a childbirth ministry is an outreach of a church to meet the physical and spiritual needs of expectant families. How that actually plays out depends on the number of volunteers in the ministry, the size of the supporting churches and the community at large. The time that a woman spendsRead more …

A Cord of Three Strands | Christian description of the doula

Dec 30, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on A Cord of Three Strands | Christian description of the doula

This is an essay I wrote when I first began to work as a doula. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Labor – a powerful experience. Physical sensations, emotional fluctuations, the wide range of thoughts a woman faces overpower her. SheRead more …

Is childbirth supposed to be painful?

Dec 26, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Is childbirth supposed to be painful?

This article is part of a series of articles sharing the reasoning behind Christian familys’ opinions based on Biblical understanding of issues.  Reasonings are given for both the answers Yes and No. Yes Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.Read more …

Fear or Faith?

Dec 23, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fear or Faith?

This is a conclusion of the essay I shared on Monday.   If faith is our belief put into action, you should have opportunities to demonstrate your faith every day. The battle will be between your fears, worries and anxieties, and your faith. When you react to situations, do you let your actions be determinedRead more …

Faith in God during Labor

Dec 19, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Faith in God during Labor

Here is an essay I wrote many years ago about the intersection of fear and faith — and how it may play a role in pregnancy and childbirth. Have you ever thought about how humans feel emotions? Have you ever considered why it is that certain emotions cause expected responses from your body? For example,Read more …

Examples of wise counsel in pregnancy

Dec 16, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Examples of wise counsel in pregnancy

We are given many examples and proverbs in the Bible dealing with getting advice from others. When seeking God’s will, having a brother or sister in Christ confirm what you believe you understand can be helpful. Likewise, the wise advice of a mature Christian can help you see something you might have overlooked. However theRead more …