About Anew

Anew Ministry has a BIG vision because we believe we serve a BIG God. The needs are great, but our God is greater. In 2018 in Indiana, there were 4,840 births to teen moms. That is approximately 177 births EVERY DAY. With those statistics in mind, we have to ask the question, “When we ask a young mom to choose life for her child and she does, what kind of life are we asking her to choose?” Anew ministry believes that when a mom chooses life, she should be equipped with all she needs to flourish as an individual and as a mother to her child.

We will do this by partnering with Teen Mother Choices International in offering the Teen Mother Choices program to area churches in NWI. Teen Mother Choices International (TMCI) is a PROVEN training, equipping, and coaching ministry responsible for the Teen Mother Choices Program.

The Problem

Teen pregnancy is strongly linked to adverse childhood experiences, poor health behaviors, lower education and poverty.
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of teen moms will graduate from high school

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of teen moms have repeat teen pregnancies

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of teen moms go on to college

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of teen moms get off public aid and become financially independent

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of teen moms break the cycle of generational teen parenting, poverty, and poor outcomes for their children

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The Solution

Teen Mother Choices (TMC) is a proven program that offers the best pathway to break the cycle of teen pregnancy, childhood adversity, and gerations of poverty.

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of TMC moms graduate from high school

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of TMC moms have a repeat pregnancy while in the program

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of TMC moms go on to college or job-skills training

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of TMC moms get off public aid and become financially independent

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of TMC moms break the cycle of generational teen parenting and become loving, caring, involved moms, giving their children a better future

Every interested person and church must be trained by TMCI to ensure consistency of the program’s mission and values. Upon completion of the training, the TMC Program becomes a certified TMC Licensee. TMCI maintains an ongoing supervisory role with the Licensee to provide support, resources, and new training tools. Our vision is to have 5 more TMC’s in 5 churches across NWI in 5 years. Anew will partner with churches to fund their own TMC program in their local body so generational cycles can be broken, lives be restored, and break the chain of poverty all in and by the local church living out the mission of Jesus to a young mom.

Interested in learning more about how your church can become a part of the generational change in a young moms life? Contact Us!

Anew’s Story

Anew is a 501c3 non for profit that started as a revolutionary idea in the heart and mind of our founder, Janell Rottier when Jesus laid on her heart a brave new vision for what pro-life ministry could look like. She was first convicted of a gap in the pro-life movement while volunteering in pro-life ministries that played the important role of helping young moms choose life. But the questions kept presenting it: What is the next step for this mother and child? Who is there for this mother as she raises her child?

This vision, which started by asking a couple questions, is now a reality through Anew ministry, the guidance of a Board of Directors, countless volunteers, and God continually showing up. These questions began a journey of over 11 years to find answers. It started with a small ministry that sought to meet the needs of young moms through engagement and relationships but it came apparent that there was a need for more. This then led them to the doorstep of Teen Mother Choices International who helps equip local churches and organizations to run a Teen Mother Choices (TMC) program. TMC of Crown Point, IN has now been successfully going for over 5 years. TMC is a ministry that is coming alongside young women once their babies are born. It’s a Christ centered program that recognizes each young woman’s inherent dignity as image bearers of God and the value of their role as mothers and nurturers to their children. This ministry gives each young mom a vision for their life that goes beyond food stamps, WIC, and Section 8 housing and instead gives them the opportunities they need to make possible a life of flourishing independence.

“This is a life-changing program that gets to the hard, everyday messy part of what Jesus has called us to. It’s about taking His word seriously and putting actions to it. It’s watching out for the orphan, the oppressed, the fatherless, and showing them Jesus. It’s ministry. I have never seen the work of the Holy Spirit more clearly than when He works in the lives of a young mom to restore what is lost and redeem what is broken. This should be a part of every Christian’s story: In bringing the wholeness of Christ’s life and death to light. This is what TMC does in the life of every young woman in the program.”

Janell Rottier

Founder of Anew

Last year’s milestones of TMC Crown Point
  • 3 moms receive their high school diploma or equivalent 
  • 2 move into their first place
  • 3 sign up for further education
  • 7 attained sustainable employment
  • 1 graduated nursing school

TMC works. It works because we walk with her. We invest in her. We love her. We see her.

Won’t you partner with us in helping Anew fund more TMC’s in local churches so we can be that change in a young moms life across NWI?

“In Christ you are anew creation; the old has gone and the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17