Family planning is a sensitive issue about which Christians may have very different views. This study may help you to think more about your beliefs, and what your attitude should be towards others who may have opposite views.

Read Philippians 2: 1-4 together.

1. What can you do when Christians within the church disagree about important matters? Maybe family planning is one such matter.

2. In making a decision to limit the number of children within your own family – whose interests are you thinking of?

3. If Christians are to serve each other – what should our attitude be towards those we serve? How could these attitudes be used within a clinic or family planning programme?

As you finish your discussion time, read verses 5 – 11 together. This is part of an ancient Christian hymn, which helps us to learn from Christ’s humility and example.

May all we do in our work be to God’s glory.