Benefits of association with Life Matters Worldwide

Association strengthens partnerships between like-minded PCCs. Interaction and networking are facilitated through the Summit (an annual conference), the prayer calendar, and social networks. Association fees help Life Matters Worldwide provide ongoing education and support for PCCs.

The purpose of Life Matters Worldwide is to establish and help sustain PCCs as effective gospel outreaches. We seek to strengthen partnerships between PCCs and churches. 

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to, a person who cares on the other end of the line. We'd like to do that for you, as with have done for other centers. Here are a few examples:

Board training, volunteer training, center consultation, and order processing are important services we offer in the U.S. and internationally. Associates have access to free phone consultation. Excellence and Multi-Satellite level associates also receive free access to training webinars as they become available.

This manual developed by Life Matters Worldwide serves as an in-depth assessment tool and includes sample policies and procedures, job descriptions, surveys, evaluations, and other resources to ensure your center meets high standards that enhance effective operations and Gospel ministry. It is provided to Life Matters Worldwide associates. See the explanation of fees and benefits for details.

Centers associated with Life Matters Worldwide are listed in the 'Need Help?' section of our website. A direct link to your website and contact information is included. We also place your center on a Google map, making it easy for viewers to locate it.

Life Matters Worldwide publishes a prayer calendar for associated centers and ministries which is made available by post, email, and on our website. Prayer requests from associated centers are noted in the calendar, which is sent to more than 1300 prayer partners all over the country. We solicit prayer requests from you every other month.

In addition to discounts from Life Matters Worldwide on The Summit and materials from our store, association with LMW may entitle your center to discounts from other pro-life organizations, including insurance agencies. Contact those organizations for information.

Ascent is a one-day event designed to give PCCs staff, volunteers, and board members a spiritual and emotional lift. Learn about our next one here.

Coming soon! We'll have a new section here offering information and consultation on planned giving for your center. Watch this space!

How to become an associated PCC

1. Review the benefits of association, association fee levels, our Statement of Faith, and Standards of Operation to determine whether association with Life Matters is a good fit for your pregnancy care center.

2. Discuss association with your PCC's board, if necessary. 

3. Complete the appropriate application for association:

These forms may be completed on your computer. We suggest you download and save the one you need, complete and save the document, and then attach it in an email to Life Matters.

4. Pay the applicable association fee. The enrollment period for 2021 is December 1 through February 28; call for pricing after March 1. Receive early-bird pricing of $10 off if paid by January 31. Print an invoice, if needed.

5. Activate discounts for your center (Excellence or Multi-Satellite levels only) by registering at store.lifemattersww.org (if you haven't already). Contact Life Matters Worldwide to ensure we've given your account the Associate role.

Explanation of fees & benefits by level

Full benefits will be applied upon approval of application by Life Matters Worldwide.

  • Access to electronic version of Standards for Excellence manual using a special permission login at lifemattersww.org
  • Free phone consultations for staff and board 
  • Prayer support through our prayer calendar
  • Posting on our 'Need Help?' web page and Google map
  • Affiliation with a family of like-minded PCCs

Starter Level is available for one year only to those who've not been associates previously. Renewing associates must pay the Excellence Level or Multi-Satellite Level fee.

  • Free current edition of Standards for Excellence manual on flash drive for all first-time associates (hard copies available at 50% discount)
  • Complete updates for all renewing associates
  • Access for every member of your staff to online version of Standards for Excellence via special login
  • Free phone consultations for staff and board
  • Free access to educational/training webinars related to PCC operations
  • Prayer support through our Prayer Calendar 
  • Posting on our 'Need Help?' web page and Google map 
  • 15% discount on catalog orders
  • 15% discount on registrations for the annual Summit 
  • Affiliation with a team of like-minded PCCs

Full benefits will be applied upon approval of application by Life Matters Worldwide.

$175 FOR ONE OR TWO SATELLITES; $225 FOR THREE OR MORE SATELLITES:

  • Free current edition of the Standards for Excellence manual (one flash drive for each center) for all first-time associates. Hard copies of the manual are also available at a 50% discount.
  • All other benefits of the levels above

Full benefits will be applied upon approval of application by Life Matters Worldwide.

Quick access to application forms

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