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Start an FM Program – More Ideas for Family Ministries

MORE IDEAS FOR FAMILY MINISTRIES GIVE A FAMILY STRENGTHENING EMPHASIS TO EXISTING CHURCH ACTIVITIES Without adding new programs to an often already overcrowded church calendar, a family strengthening emphasis can be given to existing church services, programs and activities. Sabbath School * Include occasional features in adult, children and youth divisions which deal with specific…

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Start an FM Program – Meeting Some Myths

MEETING SOME MYTHS Those working in family ministries may encounter some of the following myths: If you’re a good Christian your family life will be all right. Being a Christian does not exempt one from the difficulties and problems of family life. A good Christian experience does not necessarily provide or substitute for the education…

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Start an FM Program – An Affirmation of the Family – Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Family

BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILY Biblical study and theological reflection on family relationships leads to the formulation of several propositions: 1. God is a relational being who has made human beings for relationships (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:18; Eph. 1:4-6; Rev. 4:11). God is often revealed in Scripture in family terms. From the relationship of God…

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Start an FM Program – A Theological Rationale for Family Ministries

A THEOLOGICAL RATIONALE FOR FAMILY MINISTRIES As God’s ambassadors in His mission of reconciling all things unto Himself in Christ, we in the Seventh-day Adventist Church face a unique and demanding challenge. In a society characterized by broken and alienated relationships we must become living and trustworthy expressions of God’s love. This challenge requires a…

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Start an FM Program – Families are Important

FAMILIES ARE IMPORTANT Family plays an important role in the lives of believers. Beginning with Adam, all human beings have come into this world with certain needs that can be satisfied only in intimate relationships with other people. The first man, fresh from the creative fingers of God, with a Creator to worship, a beautiful…

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Start a FM Program – Families are important

FAMILIES ARE IMPORTANT Family plays an important role in the lives of believers. Beginning with Adam, all human beings have come into this world with certain needs that can be satisfied only in intimate relationships with other people. The first man, fresh from the creative fingers of God, with a Creator to worship, a beautiful…

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Start a FM Program – Four Reasons for Family Ministries

FOUR REASONS FOR FAMILY MINISTRIES I. FAMILY MINISTRY HELPS FAMILIES FACE CHALLENGES Families face great challenges today. Family Ministries can help. The Divine ideals for marriage and family living are scarcely evident in our time. Great crises face many families today. In fact, some suggest that doomsday is near for marriage as an institution. They…

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Start a FM Program – The Special Needs of Families

THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF FAMILIES VARIED FAMILY SITUATIONS Family ministry seeks to reach every kind of household. The stereotype of the “ideal” family and household-father, mother, children together-is no longer typical. In the United States, for instance, such families now comprise only about one-third of all households. Two out of every five of U.S. households…

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