Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice

July  19-21, 2018

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary - Andrews University

Keynote Speakers 2018

John Mathews

Ben Maxson


WELCOME to the sixth annual Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP). Historically since 1975, a family strengthening event has been held on the campus of Andrews University, originally sponsored by the School of Education, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, the Departments of Family Ministries at the General Conference and the North American Division of Family Ministries, or a combination of these entities. The purpose has always been to celebrate the education of our constituencies about the importance of ministry to families in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

This year's conference promises to be an excellent one with outstanding plenary and keynote speakers, offerings of research and practice workshops. 

The success of this event is due to the collaborative efforts of the Department of Discipleship & Religious Education at the Seminary, the Departments of Behavioral Science and Social Work at Andrews University, the Family Ministries Departments at the General Conference and the North American Division, and AdventSource. Thus, it attracts faculty and students throughout the campus community, family ministry leaders, church members from Lake Union, the NAD, and throughout the world. If you are in any of these groups, we believe your ministry will be enriched as you participate in the various presentations on ministry to families.

Our prayer is that you will experience the loving embrace of Jesus Christ while you are here. Enjoy the learning, soak in the fellowship, savor the food, and share your experience. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, please let us know.

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