Resource Book

For almost 30 years Adventist Family Ministries has published an annual Family Ministries Planbook with materials and programming ideas to assist church leaders in their work on behalf of families in their local churches and communities. Beginning with the 2021 edition, this resource will be rebranded as the Family Ministries Resource Book.

Planbook 2020: Making Disciples

It was soon after the resurrection and just before returning to the Father that Jesus gave His disciples their marching orders as His representatives. This strategic focus is known in theological circles as the great commission.

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Planbook 2019: Strengthening Disciples

To be sure, God tells us to expect trials, and it is in our response to those trials that gives evidence that we are growing and being strengthened as true disciples of Jesus Christ. The believer who expects his or her life to be easy—especially in family relationships—is in for a major shock. Jesus warned…

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Planbook 2018: Discipleship and Service

The viability of every disciple, to be sure, is predicated on connection with Jesus. The agricultural metaphor is poignant, purposeful, and persistent. To be disciples of Jesus we MUST abide in Him, and in turn, He abides in us. This points to a relationship that is dynamic, energetic, and vibrant. A relationship that is ALIVE!

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Planbook 2017: Growing Disciples

Growing Disciples is the Family Ministries theme for this year. This comprehensive notion must become one of the central activities promoted and advocated by our corporate church, and by every local congregation and family within our ranks. After all, Christian existence is dynamic, and must be progressing every day to a closer and more meaningful…

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Planbook 2016: Healthy Families for Eternity

Solomon, through inspiration, offers a collection of wise sayings for people interested in living a life without regrets and unnecessary pain. He counsels: “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. My son, if sinners entice you,…

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Planbook 2015: Building Family Memories

A few months ago we celebrated 30 years of being married to each other. Thirty years is a long time. However, it seems like it was just yesterday we were exchanging marriage vows on a sunny afternoon in August at the Seventh-day Adventist Village Church in South Lancaster, Massachusetts, in the United States of America.

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