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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 C&C/Youth Workshop – Manni Lee and Tracey Woods
Everyone has a purpose and a calling. God uses your spiritual gifts, your passion, your abilities, your personality, and your experiences to shape your calling. During this workshop, we will help you discover how you are individually shaped and fit in the Body of Christ. We want to equip you to be in your best shape to minister to others and to fulfill your calling.
2016 C&C Workshop – Xian Chang
Are you tired? Are you too busy? God commanded us to remember the Sabbath. It is the longest of the 10 commandments and yet we ignore it. Come take a break with us and with God. Find out why it is necessary to rest, be still, and spend time with God. These practices are imperative elements to knowing God. Learn some practical ways to practice Sabbath that will allow you to hear God, be led by the Spirit, develop a closer relationship with Him, and ultimately allow yourself to love Him and be loved by Him. You may get your Sabbath yet!
2016 C&C Workshop – Ron Walborn
Loss is a reality for every person in this world including believers. We must grieve the painful losses of the past seasons of our lives before we can effectively embrace the present and the future. Grieving is part of God’s healing plan for our lives. Come find out why and how to do it!
In John 8, Jesus encounters a woman trapped in sexual sin and leaders trapped in religious bondage. Jesus teaches us in this passage how to fight the battle for people’s hearts instead of their behavior. When we learn to fight the right battles, true freedom comes to us and everyone we encounter.
“Divine Healing: Giving and Receiving with the Spirit of Christ” is a practical training on how to better position ourselves to both receive and minister healing in the power of Christ.
Emotional wounds and trauma will often result in debilitating lies being attached to those events. Left unchallenged, these lies will destroy any hope people have for joy and effective living. Jesus knows how to confront the embedded lies of our past with His amazing light and truth. Freedom and emotional healing is possible and available in this life, right now.
There are some Christians who act as if the Holy Spirit did not exist before the New Testament and ceased to exist as soon as the New Testament canon was completed. In truth, the Holy Spirit was actively filling and empowering people throughout the Old and New Testament and continues to fill and empower believers in our day. This teaching is designed to open our hearts to a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit in our day.
“Bounded Set vs Centered Set” addresses the danger of replacing our intimacy with God with a religious system of rules and regulations. True freedom and real transformation can only be experienced in a relational Centered Set.
“Modernity and World View” addresses how living in the Modern Era with our penchant toward Western Rationalism has robbed us of our spiritual perception and spiritual power. Recognizing these blind spots is the first step to recovery and toward the development of a learning curve for the supernatural.
2015 Youth Workshop – Henry Wan
I hated everything I saw – my obesity, my narrow eyes, my puny arms, my flat nose. My body was never thin or muscular enough. I disliked how clothes felt on me. My body tormented me and, in response, I tormented it back – calorie restriction, excessive exercise. No matter what I did, I was not happy with what I saw. Dysmorphic body image goes beyond struggling with weight loss and describes a deeper dislike for one’s body no matter how much is done to improve it.
Adolescents care tremendously about how they look because it’s how they show themselves to the world. Since so much depends on image, teens could be absolutely harsh towards what they see in the mirror. In this workshop, I will share about my own struggle with my body and how I reclaimed the Image of God that is within me. This workshop is for those who are interested in exploring the issue of body image and how it could crippling and how confidence can be restored.
2015 Youth Workshop – Miguel Rodriguez
Every day, policy decisions are analyzed, debated and made regarding the public school system, health and safety, and the society that our youth will enter. Far too frequently those decisions are made without any input from the young people and individuals who will have to live with them. Members of the communities most impacted on issues such as immigration reform, anti-war, education reform, sustainable green works have taken to the streets. The questions young believers are struggling with is “Do I take to the streets as well?”
This workshop explores real social-economic issues and helps to develop a better understanding of racism and classicism. We will also explore developing biblical perspectives to approach such issues.
2015 C&C Workshop – Peter Pendell
He is the ultimate Shepherd-Leader, able to confront and encourage, correct and nurture, direct and walk along beside us! That’s a balance that most of us find very difficult to attain. Our tendency is to favor the side of this equation that comes most naturally, but is that the best way to lead? For some of us the hard conversations about conduct and choices seem like just the opposite of the encouraging words we want to speak. Others of us leave people wondering if we really care about them!
How do we reach the balance? Dr. Peter Pendell will help us wrestle with the high calling of “Shepherd Leadership.” Forty years of pastoral ministry provide insight that will be valuable for all who want to lead like Jesus in the home, on the job and in the church.
2015 Youth Workshop – Dan Lee
According to your smartphone or Fitbit, how many steps a day do you average? Walking can be thought of as more than just a function of physical fitness. We are going to step into how your everyday activities, habits and routines have an impact on a healthy (or unhealthy) soul. Why is it so easy to go days, weeks, months at a time without acknowledging Him? Join us as we make strides to learn what it means to have an ongoing – walking – relationship with God.
2015 C&C Workshop – Ellen Hwang
We talk a lot about discipleship and how we are called to make disciples as followers of Christ but what does that look like? Is there a difference between mentoring and discipleship?
Some of us say that we’re not in a place to lead anyone. Who can disciple? Who shouldn’t?
There is also a difference between “second hand spirituality” (trying to walk through someone else’s experience) and being guided by someone through their walk. We’ll look at the biblical foundation for discipleship to draw our key principles and learn how you can be an effective one.
2015 Youth Workshop – Ellen Hwang
We all need someone to walk with us to help us navigate our growing walk with God. Our faith is meant to be lived out in community, not only by ourselves. There may be a time in your life where you feel you don’t know how to get to deeper with God. So if Jesus’s command was for us to go and make disciples, how do we get to a place where we can do that? In order to make disciples, we need to become disciples. Find out why and how.
2015 C&C Workshop – Paul S. Kim
Financial Wellness affects many parts of our lives, find out what the bible says about finances and how it impacts your life. We’ll also learn some practical tools on how to manage your finances. Continue reading
2015 Youth Workshop – Patrick Nam
In this workshop, we will study the subtle way idolatry enters in the church and the lives of believers as we also discuss the theme of Glory. God is to be glorified but when this is focused on things that are NON-GOD, idolatry results. We will try to figure out some pervasive ways idolatry can sneak up on the church and what we can do to fight idolatry.
2015 C&C Workshop – Enoch Liao
Most of the attendees in our NYSC track are from churches with a Chinese heritage. That is, they’re in the “English ministry” in “Chinese churches.” What unique challenges do leaders face when God calls us to join– or more likely– to stay in such a church?