Welcome to the website of the Family Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

We were created to connect with God and each other in healthy, loving relationships. However, after the fall, relationships were infected with power-struggles, selfishness and shame.

All of life is relationships. Relationships are a powerful vehicle for the transmission of God’s extravagant love and grace or for the transmission of destructive generational trauma.

God intended the family system to be the incubator for the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational development of the next generation. A family cannot be healthier than the marriage, thus, the core of this incubator is the marital relationship or the caretakers of the family.

Spiritually and emotionally attuned parents can create healthy home environments that will empower their offspring to develop healthy perceptions of God, self and others which will help them construct and sustain spiritual, emotional and mental resilience.

As our families, communities and nation face unprecedented social and mental health challenges, we see providential opportunities to strengthen our family and community while we share Christ–as the ultimate relationship that heals, redeems and empowers broken sinners to display His contagious, healing love!

We invite you to join our NAD Family Ministries Department initiative Connect2Live, because our temporal and eternal lives depend on it.

Blessings and Victories in Jesus,
Dr. César & Carolann De León
Directors of Family Ministries
North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

A Word For Your Family

We have heard it said, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” but that is far from the truth.

Words do hurt, but words can also heal. Words can tear down, and words can build up. Words can create conflict, but words can also bring peace.

King Solomon wrote, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” Proverbs 25:11 (ESV)

By clicking here, you can see and download 52 words that will encourage you, inspire you, and make you think. Common, everyday words, but with a biblical message. They are words we often use without a second thought, and words about which we must think carefully. You can share them with others or show them in your church.

A Word for Your Family is presented by Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra, the Family Ministries Directors of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Watch each word, write it down, meditate on it, and use the lessons to strengthen your family life!

Our Values

Mission Statement: Our mission of evangelism is to provide resources, training, and networking opportunities that will instill hope and bring wholeness to families within the territory of the North American Division.

Vision Statement: Reaching Families for Eternity

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