Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice Virtual 2022

Date & Location: July 21-23, 2022. Virtual event.

Description: The 2022 Adventist Conference on Family Research theme is, "Life in the Blender: Cultivating Resilience in Families."

Event Participation: Each registrant must have their own individual email address to participate in this event. You will be sent an email one day prior to the event with your log-in information.

Who Should Attend: Family Ministries leaders from local churches, conferences, union conferences and divisions, other professionals who work with families, seminary students, graduate students, pastors and lay persons who have an interest in improving their own marriages and families are invited to participate.

Featured Speakers: Ron Deal, LMFT; Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang; and Dr. Elizabeth Talbot.


Thursday, July 21, 2022

4:00 pm-5:30 pm - Keynote Address - Ron Deal - Complixity & Amiguity: Understanding Stepfamilies

7:00 pm-8:30 pm - Plenary Session - Ron Deal followed by moderated panel
Ministering to Blended Families 101: What Every Church Can Do

Friday, July 22, 2022
11:00 am-12:00 pm - Plenary Session - Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang
Igniting Resiliency in Families: Wisdom from the World's First Resiliency Capital for Overcoming What Life Throws Your Way - Part 1

2:00 pm-3:30 pm - Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang
Igniting Resiliency in Families: Wisdom from the World's First Resiliency Capital for Overcoming What Life Throws Your Way - Part 2

4:00 pm-5:00 pm - Breakout 1

5:30 pm-6:30 pm - Breakout 2

8:00 pm-9:00 pm - General Session - Dr. Elizabeth Talbot
God's Presence With Us When the Unexpected Happens

Sabbath, July 23, 2022
11:00 am-12:00 pm - Worship - Dr. Elizabeth Talbot
Gods Presence with us in Every Stage

12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Meet and Greet with Dr. Willie and Elaine Oliver

2:30 pm-2:30 pm - Breakout 3

3:00 pm-4:00 pm - Breakout 4

4:30 pm-6:00 pm - Closing Session - Panel Discussion

All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.




Registration Fees:  The registration is per person.

You may register for free through July 19, 2022

$10 for Up To Six CEUs now through July 19, 2022

To Guarantee Your Place: Please register as soon as possible. You may register online or call AdventSource at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource will process registrations for this event through July 19, 2022. All major credit cards accepted.

Paying by check? 1) Please complete each online registration page with your personal information and registration details. You will be prompted to create an AdventSource account if you do not already have one. If you need to register another person simply click on "add a person" to complete their registration. 2) Please mail the completed registration page with you check or money order, paying the exact registration fee, made payable to AdventSource to the address listed below. No partial event registration payments will be accepted. 3) In order to receive a discounted rate your payment envelope must be postmarked with the date that rate ends.

Special Note: Failure to provide the completed registration page with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your registration. If AdventSource is not able to get complete information within three business days of receipt, your registration check or money order will be returned.

AdventSource Event Registration
5120 Prescott Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68506-5433

Mail-in Registrations: All registrations must be received by noon Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted for this event. Please substitute someone to participate in you place if you will not be able to enjoy this event.


Online Event Check-in: Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 3:30-4:00 pm.

Additional Questions: You may contact Brad Forbes (402) 486-8810 or Email for additional





  • 5120 Prescott Ave
  • Lincoln NE 68506
  • United States