The Association of Christian Birth Professionals is a faith-based organization, committed to advancing the integrity of our Christian faith with professional excellence through education, community, and service. We are committed to serving the broad range of healthcare and support professionals who work with families during pregnancy and the childbearing years.
Within the framework of a Christian worldview, we offer continuing education opportunities, a nurturing peer community to develop birth workers’ skills, competence, and professionalism, and occasions for respite and refreshment to promote our members’ personal and spiritual well-being, and to prevent professional burnout.
In this way, we seek to improve family and maternal health throughout the United States and around the world.
Those who choose to join ACBP are not required to profess our Statement of Faith as their personal beliefs. Instead, prospective members are asked to acknowledge our Statement of Faith, thereby recognizing that the Association is an openly Christian organization, with a mission, values, and interests based on those beliefs.
As a faith-based education and community organization, the Association of Christian Birth Professionals encourages cross-cultural competence and professional excellence. However, our members are autonomous professionals, and within the parameters of our stated values and beliefs, the Association does not presume to dictate to our members what clientele that they must or may not serve, or to demand the use or non-use of specific verbiage.
Exodus 1: 15-20
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.