Seventh-day Adventists recognise families are the building blocks of community, the church and society. We believe God created families to nurture warm, meaningful and loving relationships, and to discover what it is to love and be loved. In families, children develop beliefs, values, and attitudes which translate into behavioural patterns that shape their future , and the future of their community.
Seventh-day Adventists recognise the diversity of families:
- Families come from different cultures and backgrounds.
- They also come in different forms - small nuclear families and larger extended families, single parents, and couples with no children.
- Also included in family are those who choose to be single, or who are separated, divorced or widowed.
The Seventh-dayAdventistChurch seeks to support individuals, couples and families across all stages of the life-cycle.This includes:
- enriching marriages
- educating and resourcing parents
- supporting those who are single
- educating and supporting families to help ensure families are a safe environment, especially for children.
National Christian Family Conference
This is a 2 day conference held every year, usually in June or July. The topics vary and each year has a different theme, all to do with marriage/family/parenting and the many aspects of those topics.
The topic for 2016 is Forgiveness with Everett Worthington and Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton as the presenters. July 18 & 19, 2016 in the Clinical Education Centre, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW. Download the application form.