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Loneliness in Crisis

LONELINESS IN CRISIS by Larry Yeagley Larry Yeagley pastors churches in the Michigan Conference of the Lake Union, NAD. He has served as a chaplain at Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He has authored several books on recovery from grief and loss. I learned to ride my sister’s bicycle when I was…

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Life After Loss

LIFE AFTER LOSS A Seminar on How to Adjust to Loss by Larry Yeagley Pastor, North American Division Theme: Some families experience grief for a season of their lives. This seminar takes a look at the variety of losses experienced by people, typical reactions to those losses, ways we can regain equilibrium after loss, how…

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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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Many, Yet One Family

MANY, YET ONE FAMILY by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Through Christ we can find oneness in our families both at home and at church. Theme Text: John 17: 1, 2, 6, 20-26 Hymn: The Church Has One Foundation Presentation Notes: The notes presented in this section do…

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The Mission of Fellowship

THE MISSION OF FELLOWSHIP by Gottfried Oosterwal Adapted with permission from a message delivered at PMC, Andrews University Theme: Our families and our churches as families, when we allow God’s Spirit to minister through us, have the opportunity and privilege of carrying out the fellowship aspect of mission. Theme Text: Phil. 1:5; 1 John 1:7…

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A New Design for Relational Power

A NEW DESIGN FOR RELATIONAL POWER by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Healthy Christian relationships exhibit mutual caring, support, and respect for human equality and dignity. The gospel overcomes dominance and control in relationships through the principle of mutual submission to one another in Christ. Theme Text: Philippians…

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Family Sermon Resources

THE ART OF BEING WITH by Larry Yeagley Pastor of Charlotte S.D.A. Church and Marshall S.D.A. Church in Michigan, North American Division Theme: Though we may experience grief for a reason in our lives, Jesus heals our brokenness so that we can be instruments of healing to others Theme Text: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Presentation Notes:…

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