The theme for the 2023 Care Net National Conference””held August 29 through September 1 in Mobile, Alabama””is “Abundantly More,” based on Ephesians 3:20.

It’s a fitting theme for an organization that seeks to foster a holistic Pro Abundant Life movement.


 

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” “”Ephesians 3:20

 


Care Net Hosts “Abundantly More” National Conference

“Being Pro Abundant Life requires embracing and promoting marriage, encouraging responsible fatherhood, and consistently sharing the transformative message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” says Roland Warren, President and CEO of Care Net. “Being Pro Abundant Life means providing compassion, hope, and help to those facing pregnancy decisions so they are empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families.”

This year’s National Conference theme is also an exhortation that there is more work to be done in the wake of 2022’s historic Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, according to Kay Sanford, Care Net’s Conference Director.

“In a ‘post-Roe’ world, the need for pregnancy centers is even more important””everything from how we reach and serve clients considering abortion to how we interact with volunteers and donors has been affected,” Sanford said.

The Care Net National Conference, held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, features keynote speakers Dr. William Lile and Roland Warren. Natalie Grant, a contemporary Christian music artist, will be the musical guest. The conference also includes over one hundred breakout session speakers.

Dr. Lile, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, is licensed to practice medicine in both Florida and Alabama and has served as an instructor with both the University of Florida and Florida State Medical School OB/GYN residency programs.

Dr. Lile has a passion for educating the church about the personhood of the unborn.

“All patients have rights,” he said on his website, ProLife Doc. “Pre-born babies are patients, too! They deserve proper care and legal protection, just like the rest of us. It is crucial that we work to advocate for their right to life and dignity, as they are the most vulnerable patients of all.”

Roland Warren, an alumnus of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of the foremost leaders in today’s pro-life movement. After 20 years in the corporate world (with IBM, Pepsi, and Goldman Sachs), Roland spent 11 years as president of National Fatherhood Initiative before joining Care Net in 2012 as president and CEO. He is the author of two books, Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys, and Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid.

The Care Net National Conference will give pro-life advocates an opportunity to network, fellowship, and enhance their important work,” Sanford said.

“It is such a joy to connect with people on the front lines; to pray with them, to pour into them, to give them the opportunity to connect with other like-minded folks,” she said. “The ‘post-Roe’ world is not a dystopian nightmare like some abortion advocates would have you believe. It’s filled with loving, kind, and caring individuals whose desire is to see others live abundant lives.”