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An Affirmation of Marriage

Issues related to marriage can be seen in their true light only as they are viewed against the background of the divine ideal for marriage. Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus Christ to be both monogamous and heterosexual, a lifelong union of loving companionship between a man and a woman. In…

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Newsletter – Women and Family Department Visitation

On March 22-25, 2012, the Women and Family Department of the Mongolia Mission Field (MMF) visited Hentii church, which is 300 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar. The purpose of the visit was to conduct relationship training for couples and to help introduce our church to the spouses who are non-believers. During the first day, a seminar…

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Fun & Easy Family Worship Memories

Make up a tune for a favorite Bible passage and sing it around the dinner table every day for a week. Think about choosing 52 passages from a modern version to commit to memory this year, adding a new song to your family repertoire each week. Read Matthew 8:1-3 and try to imagine the scene.…

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FM Old News 2011-1

FAMILY MINISTRIES NEWS Olivers Recipients of Family Ministries Distinguished Service Award The NAD Family Ministries Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Willie and Elaine Oliver at the Family Celebration Sabbath, held at Andrews University on Sabbath, July 16. Presenting the award were the current NAD Family Ministries directors, Claudio and Pamela Consuegra. The award…

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Family Celebration Sabbath 2011

SAVE THE DATE: Family Celebration Sabbath 2012 ~ July 20 – 22, 2012 Family educators, church leaders, faculty, staff and students from across the globe gathered at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary for the annual Family Celebration Sabbath 2011. The opening session was a reception sponsored by AdventSource – complete with tasty food, lively conversation,…

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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 family…

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Speaking Together in Love

SPEAKING TOGETHER IN LOVE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Communicating in potential conflict situations without shaming others. Target Audience: Multigenerational activity for the entire church. The following may provide program ideas for Sabbath School, AY meeting, prayer meeting, Friday evening service or a special event for Sabbath…

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A Prescription for Optimum Health

A PRESCRIPTION FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH by Kathleen H. Liwidjaja-Kuntaraf Director, Health-Temperance Asia Pacific Division Theme: This seminar presents the eight laws of health and suggests how families can be more in harmony with them. Setting: The program is designed to be used in a variety of ways. The material is suitable for family camp, for…

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The Power of Encouragement

THE POWER OF ENCOURAGEMENT by Bernie and Karen Holford Family Ministries Directors South England Conference with Karen M. Flowers Theme: People and families need encouragement. God’s grace is a mighty fountain of encouragement meant to be shared. Christians are chosen and privileged to pass it on wherever their lives touch the lives of others. Setting:…

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Making Christian Values Winsome

MAKING CHRISTIAN VALUES WINSOME by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Teaching Christian values in the home setting. Objective: To present a learning activity which identifies a core of Christian values, enables participants to discover their own value systems, and shares ideas for helping youth adopt Christian values. How…

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