and a folder. A group of women felt their hearts nudged to plan a beautiful event with a life-affirming message in Dallas. They labeled a folder and began gathering ideas for speakers and venues. They started talking to friends, and the Lord’s plans became apparent. Eleven friends founded Council for Life. A circle of eleven women began to grow an organization.
Council for Life exists to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices. Council for Life is motivated by Christ-like love and responsive compassion. CFL is committed to raising public awareness of the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies and providing financial support to agencies that share our mission.
Since 2001, Council for Life has grown to over 1140 members and raised more than $10 million for life-affirming causes. Council for Life provides a nexus between the resources and needs as they relate to unplanned pregnancies. We have funded 57 agencies that benefit women, men, and youth through pregnancy resource centers, adoption and foster care, maternity homes, youth mentoring, parenting and life skills education, post-abortion counseling, sexual risk avoidance, parents who have chosen to carry their unborn child after receiving a life-limiting diagnosis and targeted media outreach campaigns.
Our mission is to educate and equip women, men, and youth to make life-affirming decisions. We celebrate Life in all we do.
The annual, sold-out Celebrating Life Luncheon raises hundreds of thousands of dollars that benefit life-affirming agencies around the DFW Metroplex. Other smaller events help to spread a message of hope, dignity and grace.
Speakers, often sharing for the first time publicly, describe beauty born from their brokenness. Guests hear the Truth, often for the first time, that:
Every human being is an image bearer of our Creator.
Life is precious.
Redemption and renewal are possible.
God loves the broken.
These truths empower people to seek healing. Council for Life is an organization marked by redemption and fueled by hope. Through story, we have changed the tone and countenance of pro-life in Dallas. It’s women and men; it’s compassionate; it’s winsome; it’s life giving; it’s not political. We believe every life is a gift. Stand with us.