Your Conversation Navigator
This guide will help you navigate conversation with pointers of what to say and how to say it. But it is up to you to work it into a natural dialogue.
Conversations require at least two people. That means you have two different stories, possibly two different worldviews, and plenty of opportunities for confusion. But meaningful dialogue is still possible. Our team creates it every day, and so can you.
Click through the navigator below. Then hit “continue” to start the conversation.
Know the Case and Your Place
Keep these in mind.
Good navigation requires good tools. To call others to action, start with pictures of the victims you want to help.
Say, “You and I might have a lot to say about abortion, but this isn’t our story. It’s really about the actual people killed by abortion. They can’t speak, but they can tell their stories visually. I’d like to show them to you.”
Discuss Your End Goal
To activate your church body, start a local outreach team from within the church. But don’t ask your busy church leader to do the hard work. Instead, ask for their blessing and support as you do the heavy lifting.
Say, “I want to begin an outreach team to change how people think and feel about abortion. This will allow us to save babies and help their parents even while abortion remains legal. Do you have any concerns about me recruiting and leading a team from within the church?”
Follow Their Ideas
Sometimes you will have to take a detour. When leaders are uncomfortable with outreach, you need to explore why this is the case. Take the time to understand and respond to their concerns.
Here are some common ones you may hear.
Watch Out for Pitfalls
Once you get into a conversation about launching pro-life outreach, there are some common objections you might face.