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Hearts and Homes for Him

HEARTS AND HOMES FOR HIM by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Adapted from Christian Hospitality Made Easy by Patricia B. Mutch Theme: How to make Christian hospitality a reality and a means of witness among Christian families. Objective: To present a learning activity which (1) clarifies the meaning of…

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Family Fun Trail

FAMILY FUN TRAIL by Bernie & Karen Holford Department of Family Ministries South England Conference Trans-European Division Family Fun Trail is a family enrichment activity that may be done indoors or outdoors weather permitting. The activity may be adapted for whole church groups by clustering members into small “family” groups or devising “superfamilies” comprised of…

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Disability Awareness Seminar

DISABILITY AWARENESS SEMINAR by Bernie & Karen Holford Karen Holford, M. A., is a qualified occupational therapist. Bernie Holford, M.Div., is the Family Ministries Director for the South England Conference, Trans-European Division. They work together as a team and have three children. Theme: How to help congregations become more effective in ministry to those who…

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An Appropriate Church Response to Family Violence and Child Sexual Abuse

AN APPROPRIATE CHURCH RESPONSE TO FAMILY VIOLENCE AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference How to Use This Resource: This collection of resources provides an orientation for denominational leaders, pastors and local church leaders to heighten awareness of the reality and experience of abuse and family…

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Serving Up Milk & Honey: Nurturing Your Child’s Spiritual Development

Theme: Through a clear understandings of both the Christian gospel and the ways children grow spiritually, parents may become more effective in sharing the way of salvation with their children and in acquainting them with the Savior. Setting: This material is designed for several sessions with parents of children from birth through pre-adolescence. Each session…

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Parenting to Empower Children

Theme: While children must first learn to trust their parents, parents must also learn to trust their children. This is the key component of the empowering process. (Balswick & Balswick, 1989, p. 244.) Objective: To identify a parenting path that leads to the empowerment of children in the home setting. How to Use This Resource:…

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Organizing a Caring Parents Group

Why a Caring Parents group? A Caring Parents group can provide a setting for parents to fellowship and support each other and work through common parenting issues. Parents need other parents. The encouragement given them through association and interaction with other parents provides an affirmation of themselves as persons, gives them a sense of belonging…

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The Family Council: Learning Peaceful Cooperation

Theme: The Family Council helps families to respect and appreciate each other as persons equal in the sight of God, to live more happily and productively together, and to carry into the world the value of harmony and peaceful cooperation. How to Use This Program: This program can be used with a group of parents,…

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A New Generation with New Songs

“LET US SING A NEW SONG, NOT WITH OUR LIPS BUT WITH OUR LIVES.”- AUGUSTINE Theme: Parents play an active and important role in the facilitating the character development of their children and socializing them to relate positively to family and friends. Introduction Parenting is one of the most important and challenging tasks God has…

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Families That Stay Together

Introduction for Seminar Leaders Much has been said about the problems families face, and in the l990’s it is no secret that many families are in crisis. This program is designed to promote growth in the relationship between pre-teens/teenagers and their parents. It is a program of enrichment and education, rather than therapy. It has…

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