When you reach the family, you reach the world.

The HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University equips parents and youth with the tools necessary to build God-honoring families. Under the leadership of two experts in family ministry—Jim Burns, Ph.D., president of HomeWord, executive director of the APU HomeWord Center for Youth and Family, and renowned author and speaker; and Doug Fields, senior director for the center, writer, speaker, pastor, and leadership mentor—the center provides biblically-based resources, seminars, and conferences related to marriage, parenting, youth ministry, leadership, and more. Working alongside churches throughout Southern California and across the U.S., their goal is to help families nationwide have healthy relationships, from this generation to the next. Learn more and view available resources at homeword.com.

Annual and Regional Conferences

  • Refreshing Your Marriage
  • This annual conference offers you and your spouse the opportunity to improve your relationship, whether you are newlyweds or have been married for decades.

Seminars

Newsletters

Sign up for any of HomeWord’s free newsletters on the HomeWord website: Weekly Update for Families, Weekly Update for Church Leaders, Daily Devotional (weekdays), HomeWord Ministry Updates, Weekly Culture Update, and the monthly Good Advice Parent Newsletter.

Meet Our Team

  • Jim Burns, Ph.D.
    Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Learn more about Jim »
  • Doug Fields, M.Div.
    Doug Fields is the senior director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University and the author/co-author of 50+ books. Learn more about Doug »