Cloverdale Center for Youth and Family Ministry


The American family, like the American landscape, has undergone many changes in recent decades. God’s plan for marriage – one man and one woman married for a lifetime – is being strongly challenged by special interest groups across our country.

Every family faces problems today because families are made up of people and people are not perfect. There are no perfect marriages, no perfect children, no perfect families. But there are millions of strong Christian marriages and millions of healthy Christian families all around us. Let’s study their example and share their successes with the youth of our land so they can build lasting marriages and families.

There is much to be done to properly train the coming generations to build families based on God’s blueprint – the Bible. With God’s book as our foundation and with meaningful family research to inform us, we at the Cloverdale Center for Youth and Family Ministry are determined to prevent deterioration of marriages and families in the 21st century. Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it (Psalm 127:1).


Our purpose is to strengthen families for life by:

  • Research- Learning what makes families successful
  • Education– Sharing that knowledge with others
  • Service- Serving families in the community.


  • Learn what makes families strong
  • Strengthen families
  • Enrich marriages
  • Educate through classes, seminars, written materials