Welcome to 40 Days for Life University!

As 40 Days for Life has grown into the largest grassroots pro-life organization in the world, we have received countless requests for more in-depth training to end abortion at the local level.

After conducting 40 Days for Life campaigns in over 1,000 cities in 65 countries with 1 million volunteers, we want to share proven methods to end abortion in 40 Days for Life University. More university courses will be rolled out over time. Currently, we have two courses:


SIDEWALK OUTREACH: The Most Important Conversation in the World
: $29 ($5 if outside the United States)
Eligibility: Pro-lifers at least 18 years old

You can do this! This brand new Sidewalk Outreach training is simple, effective, and doable. This easy training will give you the tools and the confidence to handle the most important conversation in the world. This six-module training course provides you with everything you need to offer help and hope to abortion facility clients. From the spiritual foundations of sidewalk outreach to proven techniques for engaging abortion clients to legal principles, this program will give you confidence as you hit the streets and empower women to choose life.

For more information, watch this short video and check out our FAQ.

You’ll get:

  • 6 video-based training modules
  • A 40 Days for Life t-shirt (United States only)
  • The national bestseller, What to Say When: The Complete New Guide to Discussing Abortion (United States only)
  • 25% off most items at 40daysforlifegear.com


$497 ($297 early-bird pricing by June 7); cost includes fall 2024 and spring 2025 40 Days for Life application fees and 40 Days for Life 365 application fee
Eligibility: 40 Days for Life campaign leaders who:

  • Have led at least two campaigns
  • Pledge to host both the spring and fall campaigns
  • Desire to build a year-round prayer presence in front of the local abortion facility
  • Cover at least 10 hours EVERY day of their 40 Days for Life vigils
  • Commit to start by covering at least one full business day a week with vigil participation as a first step toward the ultimate goal of covering all business hours

40 Days for Life 365 is not for everybody. It’s an intense, year-round, elite training program that aims to cover ALL hours of operation at your local abortion facility with peaceful prayer. We train you…and you do the work recruiting vigil participants.

You’ll get:

  • 4 40 Days for Life 365 video-based training modules
  • Both the fall and the spring 40 Days for Life campaigns
  • Year-round local webpage and vigil scheduling tool
  • All-year access to 40 Days for Life 365 headquarters team coaching and mentoring
  • Opportunity to request headquarters team visits for events all year long
  • Signs and vigil promotional materials (U.S. and Canada only)