About

Family Ministries is about people.

The over-arching objective of Family Ministries is to strengthen the family as a discipling center. The family was established by divine creation as the fundamental human institution. It is the primary setting in which values are learned and the capacity for close relationships with God and with other human beings is developed.

Family Ministries is a ministry of grace which acknowledges as normative the biblical teachings relating to the family and holds high God’s ideals for family living. At the same time, it brings an understanding of the brokenness experienced by individuals and families in a fallen world. Thus, Family Ministries seeks to enable families to stretch toward divine ideals, while at the same time ever extending the good news of God’s saving grace and the promise of growth possible through the indwelling Spirit.

Family Ministries focuses on people in relationship. It is a ministry that provides tools for couples, parents and children, single adults, and all members of the wider family circle as they pass through life’s predictable stages and confront unexpected changes in their lives.


Family Ministries is...

The over-arching objective of Family Ministries is to strengthen the family as a discipling center. The family was established by divine creation as the fundamental human institution. It is the primar…

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Meet the Directors

Willie and Elaine Oliver are directors of the Department of Family Ministries for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters since June 2010. An ordained minister…

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Meet the staff

Learn more about our General Conference Family Ministries Staff: Dawn Jacobson-Venn, Administrative Assistant.

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Meet the World Directors

Adventist Family Ministries is a worldwide ministry that is directed by Willie and Elaine Oliver at the General Conference, as well as is represented around the world in the 13 divisions.

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What We Believe

Learn about Our Mission and Vision Statements, Family Ministries Objectives, Responsiblities, and the Theology of Family Ministries.

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History

Organized ministry for families within the Seventh-day Adventist Church began with the establishment of the Home Commission in 1919. Arthur Spalding, an educator and editor whom Ellen G. White had con…

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