We are diligently working on providing resources for you and your children to use at home.

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Workshop Descriptions

Dr. Carlton Oler | Building Healthy Relationships with Your Kids

This is a workshop for parent’s and other primary care providers to gain insights and strategies on how to build healthy relationships with their kids. Some topics to be addressed include building self-worth (in Christ) in children, parental factors that affect healthy relationships in children, and basic needs of children.

Dan and Lois Serns | Creative Family Worship

Years ago a Valuegenesis Study was done among our Adventist young people and showed the number one factor for keeping our kids in the church with a vibrant relationship with God was having consistent, interesting, creative family worship. We decided we were going to do that as a family. Our kids are grown now and tell us "That's the best thing you did for us growing up." 

So whether you have small children or any age all the way up to teenagers, we'd like to share some tips on how to make Family Worship fun and exciting! 

Dr. Mariellen Reiber | Praying for Your Kids

In this workshop we will address some of the most frequently expressed concerns shared by various family members which result in requests for intervention and/or intercessory prayer. We will discuss encouraging stories of God's intervention and explore how to pray more effectively for incredible answers to prayer. There will be an opportunity for those who wish to stay and pray together for our children and families.

Monica Barlow | Talking to My Best Friend!

Whether it's singing, making crafts, or drawing, kids will be experiencing many different ways to learn how to connect with their best friend, Jesus. There are more than 100 creative ways for kids to pray, but they'll only have time to explore a few in this dynamic, hands on workshop!

Monica Barlow | I Can Plan Worship Too!

Kids are never too young to start sharing valuable perspectives on worship. In this workshop they will be learning the basics of family worship before engaging in a think-tank. Once they've come up with their own ideas, the kids will be given a chance to put them into practice. 

Presenter Bios

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Dr. Carlton Oler | 

Dr. Carlton Oler is a Licensed Psychologist and Board-Certified Professional Christian Counselor. He has 40 years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of psychology in many parts of the United States. He has also preached and conducted 100s of mental health and relationship seminars in multiple cities around the country. For recreation, Dr. Oler enjoys 5K racing, playing word games, and keeping up with the latest holistic health advances.

Dan and Lois Serns | 

Dan and Lois have 3 grown children/spouses who are all active in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They have partnered in ministry, speaking all over the world, on strengthening families. 


Dr. Mariellen Reiber | 

Mariellen Reiber is a licensed clinical Psychologist. While serving as a faculty member of the West Coast Masterson Institute, she trained postgraduate professionals  in various areas of mental health and clinical practice. She was behavioral medicine director of the Family Medicine Residency when affiliated with Loma Linda University in Hanford, CA. She trained family practice resident physicians in behavioral medicine, leadership, team building, patient-centered communication, mental health, whole person care, spirituality, and medical humanities,  She has provided psychotherapy services in private practice for adolescents, adults and couples. 

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Monica Barlow | 

Monica Barlow is crazy for Jesus. Her husband and her have been reaching kids for Jesus for over thirty years. From Camp Meetings, Sabbath Schools, youth groups, Vacation Bible Schools, and oversea missions God has led them to teach youth that God loves them no matter what.

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