The goal of the Family Ministries Department is to help grow and strengthen families in their relationships to God and each other.
Resilience. It’s something needed in the time in which we’re living. Strong families. Families who worship together. Pray together.
The General Conference Family Ministries Department is offering a free resource for 2022 that’s filled with sermons, seminars, power points, children’s stories, and leadership resources which have all been created by Adventist leaders from around the world.
You can download the resource along with presentation files HERE.
It’s a great resource for creating a family-focused theme for the year.
Single Parenting is Not for Wimps
An afternoon for single parents and their kids! To play. Learn. Create memories. Enjoy adventures. Single parents will have the opportunity to connect and join Elder Tracy Wood to learn how to do “parenting strong” and will find encouragement in worship and interactive activities while their kids enjoy adventures of their own before families explore together for the rest of the afternoon.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Refreshing Mountain, Stevens (Lancaster area), Pa.
Cost of $25.00 per family includes time for parents to learn practical resources and encouragement in parenting solo while kids enjoy learning about reptiles and amphibians and go on a scavenger hunt. Then parents and kids will have the opportunity to go on their own fun adventures and create memories with a climbing wall and GIANT swing plus more! Each parent will also receive a copy of either “Solo Moms” or “Solo Dads” by Pam Consuegra.
Pastor Tracy Wood knows what it is to parent solo. He parented his two boys as a single dad through grade school and into high school.
Pastor Tracy began his career as an engineer before sensing a call to become a pastor. He went back to college and completed a theology degree and then pastored for six years in the Oregon Conference. Pastor Tracy moved to Michigan where he earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Adventist Theological Seminary.
While studying at the seminary Pastor Tracy went through a separation that eventually led to divorce. He left ministry as an occupation and served as a lay-youth leader for five years while single-parenting his two sons.
In 2005 Tracy accepted a call back into ministry and served in the youth department of the Oregon Conference. In 2015 he accepted a call to serve at the North American Division in Youth & Young Adult Ministries and currently serves as the director.
In 2019 Pastor Tracy graduated again from the Adventist Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree in youth and young adult leadership development.
Pastor Tracy is married to Angelina and they enjoy flower gardening, backyard birding, reading books together, and spending time with family and friends.
Growing Unshakeable Families One-day Conference
Join us for a jam-packed day of worship and breakouts designed to equip families with practical information and resources for growing strong families, staying connected, and preparing for eternity.
Sabbath, September 24, 2022
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Grace Outlet Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sinking Spring (Reading), Pa.
Watch for more information and details on speakers/topics along with registration!
Women’s Ministries Director
Family Ministries Director
Families are important to Tamyra Horst who believes the home is the most important “mission field” we each impact. She’s written the books, “Praying Like Crazy for Your Kids” and “Praying Like Crazy for Your Husband,” from her own passion and experience as a mom and wife, intentionally praying for her family. “Ratty Bathrobes, Cranky Kids, and Other Romantic Moments” was written from her commitment to making time for your relationship with your spouse. She longs to see families of all shapes and sizes–large, small, single parents, two parents, step-families, singles, children, grandchildren, grandparents raising grandkids, etc.–experience deepening relationships with each other and with God.