The Centre presently offers 9 seminars related to Family Life.  All of these are offered to equip students with the knowledge skills & tools necessary to mentor families.  

An introduction to the biblical foundations of marriage and family life. The seminars focuses on the following major categories: biblical family foundations, God’s design for marriage, developing marriage seminars, godly parenting patterns, developing parenting seminars, introduction to family systems, Christian family counseling principles, and the role of the family in ministry. This seminars is essential preparation for those wishing to work in YWAM family ministries and is often offered in conjunction with the Family Ministry School (CNH 223/224). Individual segments of the seminars can be taken separately or the entire seminar can be completed at one time. Students may not receive U of N credit simultaneously for the Family Ministry School (CNH 223/224) and the Foundations for Family Life Seminars I (FAM 121).          


Students will receive practical training and experience in developing various family life seminars, and will role play, prepare dramas, and develop presentations based on the material learned in FAM 121. They will also participate on teams that are conducting family life seminars and camps. Students may not receive U of N credit simultaneously for the Family Ministry School (CNH 223 & 224) and the Foundations for Family Life Seminars II (FAM 122).


(Old name – Marriage & Relationship Workshop I, II, III, IV)

This workshop is based on David and Vera Mace's revolutionary, pioneering work, developed by Keith and Marilynn Hamilton. During the four weeks of this seminar, participants will experience the Level 1 workshop (Marriage Enrichment for couples or Relationship Enrichment for singles) and also be trained in a Level 2 workshop as facilitators. They will study, practice, and prepare materials for teaching and be trained to become instructors. In addition, they will have opportunity to practice teaching levels 1 and 2. Persons completing the seminar will be certified as instructors of REAPP workshops.