Family Ministries

Family Ministries


Barry van Iderstein
(916) 886-5654
(Beginning Nov. 1, 2021)

Family Ministry is not only a program of events but a plan for the whole church program with sensitivity to the variety of family configurations that make up a local congregation.

The Family Ministries Department provides resources for those working to strengthen families in Northern. Pastors and local family ministry leaders can get help with ideas for family ministry events or promoting a family ministry event at their church.

"One well-ordered, well-disciplined family tells more in behalf of Christianity than all the sermons that can be preached." E G White, The Adventist Home, p 32.

General Conference Family Ministries Website

At this site you will find resources and ideas to help launch and maintain an effective family ministries program, the mission and philosophy of Adventist Family Ministries, and position statements pertaining to family issues. You will also find trustworthy and biblical answers to many questions regarding family life and links to other helpful websites.

North American Division Family Ministries Website

At this link, you can find a Directory of Counselors and other resources provided by the North American Division.

If you are interested in starting a ministry for Family Ministry in your Northern California Conference church, please fill out the following form to receive a free copy of a Quick Start Guide for Family Ministries.