Vision & Mission
To train, equip, and support local communities across the United States and the world in “sidewalk advocacy”: to be the hands and feet of Christ, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to all present at the abortion center, thereby eliminating demand and ending abortion.
Spirit of the Program
Sidewalk Advocates for Life takes a peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding approach to reaching out to those servicing the abortion center. We seek to be the hands and feet of Christ and to ‘stand in the gap’ for those who, ironically, may feel they have no choice. While we provide crisis intervention on the sidewalk to women in unplanned pregnancies headed into the abortion center, we recognize that our outreach can only go so far: we must offer her real, ongoing help or crisis management. Our interaction never ends without offering her life-affirming alternatives such as help from the local pregnancy resource center(s) and other organizations in her local community.
main elements of the program
• Sidewalk Advocacy – Sidewalk advocacy refers to crisis intervention in front of the abortion center. It involves actively encouraging a woman to choose life, empowering her to leave the abortion center, and ministering to all present to bring about a conversion of heart from a culture of death to a culture of life, thereby ending abortion. Traditionally known as “sidewalk counseling,” sidewalk advocacy is a re-branded term that emphasizes the peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding methods of this ministry with love as its centerpiece.
• Prayer – Prayer provides the foundation for everything we do, for apart from God we can do nothing (cf. John 15:5). We encourage the local program to match prayer partners to Sidewalk Advocates, and for Sidewalk Advocates to counsel together in pairs. Additionally, we encourage the local community to come together periodically for prayer and fellowship to discuss ways to grow and celebrate all that God is doing through the local program.
• Community Support – We bring together the Body of Christ, cross-denominationally, to pray for and support the local sidewalk advocacy program. Community members are invited to become Sidewalk Advocates by attending a local sidewalk advocacy training. Additionally, we encourage the local community to come together periodically for prayer and fellowship to discuss ways to grow and celebrate all that God is doing through the local program.