Author Archives: a

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

C&C Workshop — David Herling

The Holy Spirit is one of the most important people in the New Testament, and the key to understanding the New Testament church, so why do we talk about him so rarely? Have you ever wondered why Jesus would say that we are better off with the Holy Spirit than we would be with him physically here among us (John 16:7)? This workshop is an introduction not to a topic but to a Person, one who lives in the heart of every believer! What are spiritual gifts? How do I use my spiritual gifts responsibly? Includes both practical theology and application.

Continue reading

An Introduction to Interpreting Dreams

C&C Workshop — Liz Lezon

Have you ever experienced a dream so vivid, you thought it was real? Or had one years ago you could never forget? Did you know that God communicates to us through dreams? Join us to learn what the Bible says about dreams and how these keys can unlock your understanding on He longs to speak to us today!

Continue reading

A good Offense is a good Defense

C&C Workshop — Miguel Rodriguez

This workshop will cover how we can use biblical evidence to defend our beliefs in the face of secular arguments. We will explore what you believe and how to use the Bible to answer difficult questions. The workshop will cover a form of Christian theology that aims to present historical, reasoned, and evidential bases for Christianity, defending it against common objections.

Continue reading

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Youth Workshop — David Herling

The New Testament church experienced healing, prophecy, miracles, and more, all tied to the mysterious and wonderful Person of the Holy Spirit. Today, the Holy Spirit still lives inside the hearts of believers, and this workshop is an introduction to him! Come to learn about what the Holy Spirit is doing today, come to learn about spiritual gifts and the power of God, but most of all come to meet the Person whom Jesus sent to live in your heart!

Continue reading

Who Am I?

Youth Workshop — Josh Kim

Our identity is the foundation of our lives. What we think about ourselves and what God thinks about us ultimately shape who we become and what we do. As second-generational (or even third-generational) Asian-Americans, identity can be somewhat challenging growing up bi-culturally. On top of that, we also face the challenge of living out our Kingdom identity and culture in the world. This seminar will practically help out how we can discover our identity from a cultural perspective, kingdom perspective, and calling/destiny perspective.

Continue reading

God, is that you? Learning to Hear the Voice of God

Youth Workshop — Ellen Hwang

Ever wonder if when you’re trying to hear what God saying is really from God or just in your head? If you’re looking for a formula, you can forget it because there isn’t one. God speaks to each person in different ways because He has created each one of us to be unique. We’ll learn how you can figure out what your ways are so as you grow in your relationship with Him, you’ll be able to discern what’s from Him and what’s not.

Continue reading

Creativity Isn’t a Talent

Youth Workshop — Sam Won

Creativity is more than just art or the performing arts. It’s the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination. Too often creativity is considered to be a talent or an ability, but as children of God, it’s a birthright. Having been created in the image of the Creator, it is only natural for us to create. This means that creativity isn’t a skill set, but a mindset. Dive deeper into your identity and learn more about the value of creating. It isn’t limited to just some of God’s children, but all.

Continue reading

Battling Anxiety & Depression

Youth Workshop — Elissa Lin Rathe

It’s not unusual for us to experience feeling down at times or discouraged, especially with all the pressures and expectations surrounding us. However, for many, this is something more serious than just an occasional sadness. Are you or know someone who is overly worried about things that others around you don’t seem to be? Before you go diagnosing or self-diagnosing, let’s learn what the real signs are and what we can do about helping someone or ourselves who may be struggling these ways. In this workshop, we will tackle anxiety and depression from Biblical and psychological perspectives. We’ll also gain a better understanding of the nature and causes of anxiety and depression, and what the Bible says how we can battle against them. Practical and scriptural steps will be delineated to help us fight against these common issues.

Continue reading

Songwriting For Everyone

Youth Workshop — Deborah & Jesse Du

The Psalms call us to “sing to the Lord a new song,” and whether or not you consider yourself musical, we miss out on a unique way to experience God by neglecting this call. This songwriting workshop is to empower the voice in you to declare God’s goodness in fresh ways, whether you’ve never tried writing a song or have written many before. There will be different exercises and activities based on skill level, so everyone is invited!
Continue reading

Meaningful Evangelism

Youth Workshop — Miguel Rodriguez

“Folks don’t care what you know, unless they know that you care”. This statement holds true to any interpersonal relationship. Most times folks are not sure how to talk about Jesus and salvation with people do to fear and no real game plan. This workshop helps to build on a set of ideas and talking points when sharing the gospel. Sharing the gospel is more than standing on a street corner, its being able to use any situation and use that as an avenue to talk about salvation through Jesus.
Continue reading

Introduction to Spiritual Warfare

Youth Workshop — Tom Hui

Reality tends to be a limiting factor in our lives within the confines of our 3-dimensional world. This is even more prevalent within the spiritual realm, especially with the things that are unseen (most of the time, unless we pay close attention). Ephesians 6 says that our battle isn’t against people but against the forces and authorities of darkness in the spiritual world. In this workshop, we’ll dive into those things that are unseen within the spiritual realm that will equip us to win the spiritual daily battles we face in our lives.
Continue reading

Intimacy, Love and Dating

Youth Workshop — Hoon Kim

God is love, love is good and God designed humanity for love. However, in a fallen world where hearts are prone to temptation and idolatry, the pursuit and expression of love can often get messy, even when we start off with the best intentions. This workshop will take a candid look at heart issues and discuss practical steps to determine whether you really are ready for romance. We will cover common myths such as the “dot theory of dating” and how to honor God with our hearts and relationships.
Continue reading

Experiencing God Through Prayer

Youth Workshop — Jasmine Flores

How many times have you tried to pray on your own and just given up? When you pray with others does it feel like you’re just saying what ‘sounds good?’ Does prayer really make a difference? It does! In fact, you can experience God in prayer and you can pray prayers that make an impact. Come to this workshop to find out how!

Continue reading

Revival & Reconciliation

C&C Workshop — Daniel Park

Revival is used in many contexts today. But what does it mean for us? For Christians, Revival is not an event, nor just a movement. It’s the Holy Spirit working to bring to life what is dead. After living for too long in spiritual decline and indifference, we need the Holy Spirit to awaken our stagnant lives and churches!
History shows that revival has awakened the Body of Christ and brought restoration between generations (Malachi 4:6), leaving a deep impression on communities, changing lives, healing relationships and restoring families. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss and identify the barriers, opportunities, and results of restoring revival.

Continue reading

Pushing Through In The Desert

C&C Workshop — Tom Hui

If you’re human, you have been through dry, parched, and dying seasons in your physical, mental and spiritual parts of life. This workshop seeks to help you interactively discover and make an edifying decision that successfully pushes you through the parched seasons of life and into deeper spiritual maturity and a more intimate relationship with God.
Continue reading

Inner Healing / Healing of Emotional Wounds

C&C Workshop — Heidi Bastaros

Can Jesus visit our most painful memories that have caused hang ups in our lives and bring true healing? In this workshop we will explore what inner healing (also known as the healing of memories) is all about. We will learn how we can use this helpful tool to minister healing and freedom from past hurts to the body of Christ so that we can truly proclaim that it is for freedom that we have been set free. Continue reading

Discerning God’s Voice and Will

C&C Workshop — Hoon Kim

God intended life to be lived in dependence and relationship with Himself. The Fall of Genesis 3 broke this fellowship, but God, through the Good News of Jesus, made a way for us to know Him, hear Him, and be led by Him.This workshop focuses on the practice of knowing and discerning His will and voice in our lives through practical and heart-based applications. The goal of this workshop is to be able to deepen our intimacy with God and make wise, better decisions for our lives. Continue reading

Awkward Me – Why do people scare me?

2016 Youth Workshop – Henry Wan

It’s normal to worry about how other people see us. Sometimes, teenagers could experience a heightened sense of self-awareness when around other people causing them to act unlike themselves and feel uncomfortable being in their own skin. In this workshop, we will look at why social situations sometimes make us feel awkward and discuss strategies in how to be okay with being ourselves.
Continue reading

God’s Story: Finding the Gospel in Media

2016 Youth Workshop – Dan Lee

When was the last time you you heard a really great story? Maybe you couldn’t put down that novel you recently finished. Perhaps you loved that movie that you saw last weekend. The stories that engage us as we read, watch, and hear not only tell us about ourselves, they tell us about our Maker. Movies, TV shows, books and other forms of media – in addition to being entertaining – can be analyzed to potentially strengthen our relationship with Christ.
Continue reading

Spiritual Growth After High School

2016 Youth Workshop – Enoch Liao

Whether you’re a Christian or not, you may be interested to learn about the types of challenges a person will face after finishing high school. As many youth pursue college, the opportunities for personal growth also come with challenges to faith and spiritual growth. In this workshop we highlight some of the common challenges people face as they transition from high school age to college age. This workshop aims to help prepare people to grow spiritually in the post-high school life. This workshop is not limited to just seniors but will be most relevant to those who are.
Continue reading

The Image of Justice

2016 Youth Workshop – Robert Calabretta

Without a proper framework for justice and social issues, we can easily become inconsistent with what we say vs. what we actually believe. In this workshop we want to consider what God says about Himself and how we are created in His image, and how those two things change everything about how we understand justice and social issues going on around us.

Continue reading