COLLEGE & CAREER WORKSHOPS
Can You Hear Me Now?
The powerful and life-giving exchange of listening to one another seems to be lost in the noise of our modern hyper-speed culture and lifestyle. Yet listening at the heart level is one of the most tangible ways to express Christ-like love to others. Listening to another’s soul is a gift that can be both healing and transformative. In this workshop, the facilitators will teach and model how to share and listen well, providing practical skills to connect at a deeper level. This workshop is for those who desire greater richness in their relationships, including though not limited to dating and married couples. Requirement: willingness to be vulnerable, empathetic and engage in an experiential exercise done in pairs.
Making Sense of It All
Human beings are “meaning makers.” We are constantly trying to make sense of and find purpose in the events occurring around us: a cancer diagnosis, the loss of a job, an abusive relationship, working long hours, unfulfilled longings, the effects of terrorism, and so on. We are constantly asking ourselves, consciously or unconsciously, “What is the point? What’s the purpose? What does it all mean? The answers we give ourselves will determine how we respond and will lead us down a certain path. This workshop is about perspective, identity, and calling, and seeks to help us live with a “God’s story” mentality.
One way in which God desires us to love others is to help free those who are oppressed and powerless. What role can Christians play in ending human trafficking and other forms of injustice in the world? This workshop will show us that the answer to physical brokenness and spiritual brokenness lie in the same place: the Good News of Jesus Christ. We will address what God says about justice and practical ways to live this out as individuals and churches. We will talk about the overall concept of justice and use anti-human trafficking ministries as a concrete example of what it looks like to fight injustice in a Gospel-centered way.
The Mess of Community - Loving God by Loving Our Neighbor
This will be a Biblical exploration of Matthew 22.36-40, along with a look at how Christians have done community in various times and places through history. Its goal will be to understand some principles for Christian community embedded in the Greatest Commandment. The group will be discussion driven so please come with a desire to be challenged about your local community, bounce ideas off me, and when necessary, be critical. Hopefully, God willing, we just might find ourselves in an experience of community that doesn't end when our hour is up.
Music: A Sweet Expression of God’s Love for Us and Our Love for God
Worship through music is one way in which we experience intimacy with God. In this workshop, we will explore questions such as ‘What is worship? And why has music been a common expression of it? How and why does God use music to minister to us?’ We’ll also have a little time of musical worship together to help us tangibly experience what we talk about and share together. If you are seeking greater intimacy with God, this workshop may be for you!
Alone/Together: Being Loved and Loving
The central theme of our faith is that "God so loved the world that He gave His only son..." We are a people called by and to - love. The challenge is how to receive this enormous gift of love? How can our inward and public lives reflect and be shaped by this love? No matter where you are on your spiritual journey - the Father has more jewels for you to explore! Let's take a step together and see what He has for us next!
Prayer - Our Link to God
This workshop will enable us to understand what prayer is, what the purpose, and to whom we should pray to, also, and when and what to pray for. Is prayer a necessary activity we should incorporate in our Christian walk with God? What role does prayer play in our spiritual relation with God?
Managing Expectations for Marriage
Hoping to get married one day? This workshop will offer wisdom in advance to those still single. It’s easy to view marriage as a romantic fairytale, but we really need to hear the truth and go in with realistic expectations. This workshop will discuss common experiences of unmet expectations in marriage, which can lead to disappointment, frustration and even disillusionment. At the same time, there are basic expectations that spouses need to agree on in order to protect the union. This workshop will provide wisdom along the way as you date and eventually pursue a fulfilling, grace-filled marriage!