Seventh Day Adventist Church

04. Family Ministries

The objective of family ministries is to strengthen marriage and the family. The family was established by divine creation with marriage at its center. As the primary setting in which values are learned and the capacity for close relationships with God and others is developed, its health is vital to the Church’s disciple-making mission. Family ministries uphold the biblical teaching related to the family and lifts up God’s ideals for family living. At the same time, it brings an understanding of the brokenness experienced by individuals and families in a fallen world. The department facilitates understanding, unity, and love at home and in the family of God. It fosters reconciliation between the generations promised in the Elijah message of Malachi 4:5-6 and extends hope and support to those who have been hurt by abuse, family dysfunction, and broken relationships.

Hebrews 10:24 – 25 (KJV) 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

The Families Ministries seeks to achieve the above-mentioned biblical principles by:

  • Encouraging the strengthening of family bonds through the biblical lessons
  • Providing tools (workshops, training etc) to help families to grow in love and good works as desired by God