OUR PURPOSE To show the practical love of Jesus Christ through serving and helping others. To further the gospel of Jesus Christ by defending the sanctity of human life as decreed by the Holy Scriptures.
To defend the dignity of women, children and motherhood, the value of fatherhood and a Godly standard of sexual purity, marriage and family.
To bring glory to God by seeking and applying His wisdom and His ways for addressing the ever-changing life issues within our society and culture.
OUR VISION To be an instrument used by local churches to equip the saints for works of ministry, helping to bring unity and like-mindedness to the church in our area for the cause and glory of Christ.
To be a witness of Christian unity by the partnering of three local churches to direct and support WhyLifeMinistries.
To present a biblical world view that will be a unified basis for responding to issues that the church is facing and will continue to face in the 21st century.
OUR MISSION To be a viable presence of the love and compassion of Christ Jesus towards mankind, both for those within His church and those outside.
To clearly, boldly and intentionally proclaim God’s truth to the church and the community—the truth as it relates to human life and the truth as it relates to eternal life.
To uphold the sanctity of human life by sharing Christ’s love with those facing a pregnancy-related crisis through spiritual, physical and emotional support and by the proclaiming the gospel of Christ as the source of all life.
To counsel and educate, based on biblical principles, women and men with life-giving and compassionate alternatives to abortion and to offer loving support and practical help throughout a woman’s pregnancy and after she gives birth.
To minister to women and men who are hurting from the trauma of abortion and are in need of reconciliation and healing through God’s forgiveness.
To educate the church and community, especially high school and junior high school students, about the issues of sexuality,pregnancy and abstinence from all sexual activity until marriage.
OUR HISTORY In 1985, three women, Melanie Becker, Diane Morgan and Sharon Neubauer, started a crisis pregnancy center in Alden and named it the Alden Pregnancy Information Center, more commonly known as APIC. They opened the very first office in a small room offered to them by Alden Mennonite Church in their building on Two Rod Road. In 1986, APIC was incorporated and moved to a larger facility in the Village of Alden.