Life Ministry

Life Ministry

What is FT4Life?

FT4Life team members are blessed to be trained and certified by Lutherans for Life, a service organization of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, our national church body. The life team is a group of gospel-motivated voices for the sanctity of human life from conception to God’s appointed time for death. We endeavor to bring light and understanding to tough issues of our day in a caring, nonjudgmental way, offering beauty and hope through God’s forgiveness and love.

Surrendering the Secret

Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

New group starting soon for this 8-week program.  If you or someone you know has suffered from an abortion, please contact Colleen Schoch (716-517-1705) or

Take a courageous step and find the healing that your soul has been longing for. Confidential and Free

God Knew Your Name is a beautiful song written by James Likens, a former parish pastor of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LC-MS). The song was originally written for the film, “LIFE: It’s a Class Project”, which was produced by The President’s Commission on the Sanctity of Life of the LC-MS and deals with abortion, euthanasia and casual sex. 

Pastor Likens currently owns JDL Productions and Grandpa Jim Publishing and has written over 50 songs based on historic events in the Bible.  FT4Life has chosen God Knew Your Name as our theme song, and Pastor Likens has graciously given us permission to share it with you.  We pray you are blessed by God Knew Your Name:

Answering THE Question for today’s generation: Why should we be 4 life?

Our God is the GOD OF LIFE and He created humankind in His own image. As handmade, original works of art, our bodies, souls, and lives have inherent and eternal value. Y4LIFE seeks to equip high school and college-aged youth to be Gospel-motivated voices 4 Life, publicly and privately answering the question: Why should I be 4 Life? Through service, education, worship, and celebration, youth are encouraged to engage in life-affirming activities and become Leaders 4 Life in their schools, communities, nation, and world! You can learn more at

The CompassCare Connection

CompassCare operates professional medical offices in Buffalo and Rochester, with staff dedicated to serving women facing unplanned pregnancies by transforming their fear into confidence, all while sharing the Gospel message. So far in 2021, CompassCare has saved 396 babies, and 227 people have received Christ as their Lord and Savior! Now that’s something to celebrate! For more information, click here.

If you know someone who is struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, please refer them to or call their office at 716-800-2306 (Buffalo) or 585-232-2350 (Rochester).

40 Days for Life Update

Members of First Trinity and FT4Life participated in this year’s 40 Days for Life Campaign in September/October, and we are happy to report that 40 Days for Life National has saved 20,000 lives since 2007, and this fall’s campaign saved 500 lives nationally! These are lives that we know for certain were saved; the actual number is most likely much greater!  

From the Lutherans for Life website: 

“In this day and age of soundbites and cliche phrases, we communicate clearly that death is not an acceptable, God-pleasing way to deal with the problems of life, and that that there is a better way…the Gospel: Lutherans For Life (LFL) applies the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to sanctity of life issues, making Jesus known as the Son of God and Savior of all, who can help and make a difference in people’s lives. 

The life issues of our time are much more than controversial political issues. They are grave spiritual issues, for they assault the Creator of Life and insult the Lord of Life.

Our work equips Lutherans to be positive, life-affirming voices that uphold the truth of the God-given value of human life, both in local congregations and in society.”

For more information, please visit the Lutherans for Life website.