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DALLAS: Council for Life hosted the 4th annual Together for Life Pastors’ Breakfast on January 8, 2019, at the Park City Club for over 100 area pastors and ministry leaders. The goal of Together for Life is to bring pastors and ministry leaders together from around the city to encourage, inspire and equip them to "Stand Together for Life" in their churches and communities.

Pastor Chris Simmons of Cornerstone Baptist Church served as emcee of the Breakfast and invited members of the clergy to learn more about Council For Life’s mission and events. Mark Campbell, Founder of The Vox Project, presented a compelling case for why pastors and ministry leaders need to move to action. He encouraged pastors to boldly speak for life – to stand firm and overcome the obstacles that ministry leaders so often face in standing for life, including fear of losing support. Joe Martin, Jr., Founder and Senior Pastor of C3 Trinity Church, shared his personal story and inspired guests with ideas for how they can encourage their church families and ministry participants to make life-affirming choices.  

Pastors' Breakfast Chairs, Antoinette Davis and Elizabeth Tamlyn, dedicated themselves during the months and weeks leading up to the event to securing the gifted speakers and following up with pastors to encourage them to attend. Antoinette and Elizabeth's efforts culminated in making the Pastors' Breakfast a huge success with a wonderful turnout and the encouraging, inspirational messages about Life with which all attendees were equipped upon leaving.

Council For Life’s 2019 President, Cathy Siskenthusiastically shared, “We left with a renewed sense of purpose and understanding that the conversation about LIFE should start in the church and radiate out of Christ’s love and mercy to the community.”

About Council For Life

Council For Life (CFL) exists to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices. Motivated by Christ-like love and responsive compassion, CFL is committed to raising awareness of the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies and to providing financial support to agencies that share their mission. Learn more at councilforlife.org.

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Nearly 900 guests attended Council for Life’s annual Celebrating Life Luncheon on October 29 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. Multi-Grammy award winner, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, husband and father, Steven Curtis Chapman, moved the audience as he candidly shared his story of the experiences that shaped his faith, family and music.

A man of strong faith and an active advocate for life and adoption, Steven explained, “We make our plans, God directs our steps.” Steven graciously played two songs, one of which he was not sure he would ever play again after the tragic death of his adopted daughter, Maria, just days after her 5th birthday. He reminded attendees that, “It is in brokenness that God gives us hope and tells us the most beautiful stories.” 

Amy Mitchell served as the 2018 Luncheon Chair. Heather and Ray Washburne were the Honorary Chair and Susan Blackburn served as Underwriting Chair. Generous underwriters provided seating for students from area high schools and representatives from Council for Life’s 2018 beneficiaries.

A special feature of the luncheon was a video that highlights all the work Council for Life does to support life-affirming programs across North Texas. The video may be viewed here.

Over the past 17 years, Council for Life has donated more than $7 million to nearly 50 beneficiaries. Council for Life’s 2018 President, Diane Beckett, shares, “Council for Life is grateful for the faith-based, compassionate services that these agencies provide and for their commitment to empowering women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices.” 

The proceeds from this year’s luncheon will benefit 13 agencies including:  Aim for Success, Birth Choice of Dallas, Catholic Pro-Life Committee, Heroic Media, Hope Women’s Center, Just Say YES – Youth Equipped to Succeed, LifeTalk Resource Center, Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Prairie, Pregnancy Resource Center of Rockwall and Mesquite, Real Options for Women, Southwest Pregnancy Services, Thrive Women’s Clinic and YoungLives, a ministry of Young Life. Click here to learn more about the specific needs Council for Life funded through the Celebrating Life Luncheon.

About Council for Life

Council for Life (CFL) exists to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices. Motivated by Christ-like love and responsive compassion, CFL is committed to raising awareness of the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies and to providing financial support to agencies that share their mission. Learn more at councilforlife.org.

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DALLAS: Council for Life announces that the featured speaker for the 2018 Celebrating Life Luncheon will be Steven Curtis Chapman, the most awarded artist in Christian music history and Co-Founder of Show Hope, a movement to care for orphans.  Council for Life Board Member Amy Mitchell, a dedicated community leader who champions countless ministries and organizations, will serve as the Luncheon Chairwoman.  Securing Steven Curtis Chapman is a huge win for us.  He is so talented and will deliver an amazing message about the value of every human life, Mitchell said.

Honorary Chairs for this years luncheon are long-time supporters of Council for Life Heather and Ray Washburne.  

The 17th annual Celebrating Life Luncheon will be held on October 29th, 2018 at a new location – the Omni Hotel.  The expansive Dallas Ballroom can easily accommodate what promises to be Council for Lifes largest and most successful event to date.

Council for Life has raised more than $7 million dollars to fund a multitude of agencies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including pregnancy resource centers, adoption agencies, residential maternity care, risk-avoidance education, counseling programs, mentoring, and media outreach.

Proceeds from the Celebrating Life Luncheon will benefit 13 agencies on the “frontline,” actively furthering Council for Life’s mission of empowering women, men, and youth to make life-affirming choices. “We are humbled to partner with these highly-qualified, life-saving organizations,” said Diane Beckett, president of Council for Life.

To learn more about this year's beneficiaries, visit: https://councilforlife.org/2018-beneficiaries
For tickets and underwriting opportunities please visit: https://councilforlife.org/register-for-2018-celebrating-life-luncheon

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DALLAS: Council for Life announces that the featured speaker for the 2018 Celebrating Life Luncheon will be Steven Curtis Chapman, the most awarded artist in Christian music history and Co-Founder of Show Hope, a movement to care for orphans.  Council for Life Board Member Amy Mitchell, a dedicated community leader who champions countless ministries and organizations, will serve as the Luncheon Chairwoman.  Securing Steven Curtis Chapman is a huge win for us.  He is so talented and will deliver an amazing message about the value of every human life, Mitchell said.

Honorary Chairs for this years luncheon are long-time supporters of Council for Life Heather and Ray Washburne.  

The 17th annual Celebrating Life Luncheon will be held on October 29th, 2018 at a new location – the Omni Hotel.  The expansive Dallas Ballroom can easily accommodate what promises to be Council for Lifes largest and most successful event to date.

Council for Life has raised more than $7 million dollars to fund a multitude of agencies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including pregnancy resource centers, adoption agencies, residential maternity care, risk-avoidance education, counseling programs, mentoring, and media outreach.

Proceeds from the Celebrating Life Luncheon will benefit 13 agencies on the “frontline,” actively furthering Council for Life’s mission of empowering women, men, and youth to make life-affirming choices. “We are humbled to partner with these highly-qualified, life-saving organizations,” said Diane Beckett, president of Council for Life.

To learn more about this year's beneficiaries, visit: https://councilforlife.org/2018-beneficiaries
For tickets and underwriting opportunities please visit: https://councilforlife.org/register-for-2018-celebrating-life-luncheon

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DALLAS: Council for Life announces that the featured speaker for the 2018 Celebrating Life Luncheon will be Steven Curtis Chapman, the most awarded artist in Christian music history and Co-Founder of Show Hope, a movement to care for orphans.  Council for Life Board Member Amy Mitchell, a dedicated community leader who champions countless ministries and organizations, will serve as the Luncheon Chairwoman.  Securing Steven Curtis Chapman is a huge win for us.  He is so talented and will deliver an amazing message about the value of every human life, Mitchell said.

Honorary Chairs for this years luncheon are long-time supporters of Council for Life Heather and Ray Washburne.  

The 17th annual Celebrating Life Luncheon will be held on October 29th, 2018 at a new location – the Omni Hotel.  The expansive Dallas Ballroom can easily accommodate what promises to be Council for Lifes largest and most successful event to date.

Council for Life has raised more than $7 million dollars to fund a multitude of agencies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including pregnancy resource centers, adoption agencies, residential maternity care, risk-avoidance education, counseling programs, mentoring, and media outreach.

Proceeds from the Celebrating Life Luncheon will benefit 13 agencies on the “frontline,” actively furthering Council for Life’s mission of empowering women, men, and youth to make life-affirming choices. “We are humbled to partner with these highly-qualified, life-saving organizations,” said Diane Beckett, president of Council for Life.

To learn more about this year's beneficiaries, visit: https://councilforlife.org/2018-beneficiaries
For tickets and underwriting opportunities please visit: https://councilforlife.org/register-for-2018-celebrating-life-luncheon

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DALLAS: Council for Life announces that the featured speaker for the 2018 Celebrating Life Luncheon will be Steven Curtis Chapman, the most awarded artist in Christian music history and Co-Founder of Show Hope, a movement to care for orphans.  Council for Life Board Member Amy Mitchell, a dedicated community leader who champions countless ministries and organizations, will serve as the Luncheon Chairwoman.  Securing Steven Curtis Chapman is a huge win for us.  He is so talented and will deliver an amazing message about the value of every human life, Mitchell said.

Honorary Chairs for this years luncheon are long-time supporters of Council for Life Heather and Ray Washburne.  

The 17th annual Celebrating Life Luncheon will be held on October 29th, 2018 at a new location – the Omni Hotel.  The expansive Dallas Ballroom can easily accommodate what promises to be Council for Lifes largest and most successful event to date.

Council for Life has raised more than $7 million dollars to fund a multitude of agencies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including pregnancy resource centers, adoption agencies, residential maternity care, risk-avoidance education, counseling programs, mentoring, and media outreach.

Proceeds from the Celebrating Life Luncheon will benefit 13 agencies on the “frontline,” actively furthering Council for Life’s mission of empowering women, men, and youth to make life-affirming choices. “We are humbled to partner with these highly-qualified, life-saving organizations,” said Diane Beckett, president of Council for Life.

To learn more about this year's beneficiaries, visit: https://councilforlife.org/2018-beneficiaries
For tickets and underwriting opportunities please visit: https://councilforlife.org/register-for-2018-celebrating-life-luncheon