Family Ministries

 
Pr. Aki Pawa
Family Life  Director
Email: aki.pawa@yahoo.com

 

The objective of family ministries is to strengthen marriage and the family. The family was established by divine creation with marriage at its centre. As the primary setting in which values are learned and the capacity for close relationships with God and others is developed, its health is vital to the Church’s disciple-making mission.

Family ministries upholds the biblical teaching related to the family and lifts up God’s ideal for family living. At the same time, it brings an understanding of the brokenness experienced by individuals and families in the fallen world. The Department facilitates understanding, unity, and love at home and in the family of God. It fosters reconciliation between the generations promised in the Elijah message of Malachi 4; 5, 6 and extends hope and support to those who have been hurt by abuse, family dysfunction, and broken relationships. Relational growth opportunities are provided through family education and enrichment.
Individuals, married couples, and families are helped to avail themselves of professional counseling when necessary.

Thus in conjunction with the objection, the department of family life ministries of Western Highlands Mission embarks on addressing the following areas;

 

1. Young People

  • Sex Education
  • Courtship and Premarital Counseling
  • Recreation  and Socializing
  • YouthProgram
  • Teen  Pregnancy
  •  Schooldropouts
  •  Unemployment
  • Orphanages

 

2. Marriage couple

  • Polygamy
  •  Unfaithfulness
  • Communication
  • Power struggle
  • Sharing Responsibilities
  • Widows
  • Divorces and Remarriages

 

3. Human Sexuality

  • Sex knowledge
  • Cultural hindrance
  • Sex play
  • Pornography
  •  Multiple Sex Partner
  • Sexual transmitted Diseases
  • Sexual Satisfaction
  • Monotonous  Sex

 

4. Family Resource Management

  • Unplanned financial uses
  • Budget Priorities
  • Livingwithin Means
  • Time management

 

5. Mid-life crises

  • Loneliness
  • Menopause
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Changes in physical statures
  • Parents with grown up children
  • Changes in relationship with a spouse and children

“God designs that the families of earth shall be a symbol of the family in heaven. Christian homes, established and conducted in accordance with God’s plan, are among His most effective agencies for the formation of Christian character and for the advancement of His Work.” – 6T 430