Show and Tell: Answering the World with the Hope of the Gospel - Geoff Ng
Arguing. Finger-pointing. Judging. This is the picture that many people have of Christians today. We are constantly faced with a variety of tough questions from all kinds of people about what it means to live for Jesus, not just at home or in church, but out in the world. We struggle to find answers and maybe even begin to doubt. In this workshop, we'll take a look at some of the things that make it hard to be bold about our faith and some of the hard issues that the world is asking us about (racism, homosexuality, poverty, abortion, politics, war - just to name a few). We'll see, by examining Jesus and his disciples, how we might respond and, ultimately, how we are called to bring hope to an dying world.
Keeping It Real: A Senior's Transition to College - Kevin Wong and Lilian Ng
A transparent, honest look on the challenges, real-life struggles, and stumbling blocks students will face upon entering college. We hope to provide practical solutions to difficult decisions, share our own personal battles with dark waters and questionable grey areas, and affirm, through scripture, the grace, love and redemptive power of Christ, our Lord.
Sex and Dating (not in that order) - Peter Ong
This workshop will discuss the biblical view of sex and dating and how we are to respond to this overwhelming culture of sexuality. This workshop will go through the issue of temptation, the purpose of our sexuality and for us to reclaim the humanity and the beautiful biblical expression of what dating is. This workshop is explicit and not for the faint of heart.
On the Move Via Hiking – Pastor Doug Bolan
Once again we’re heading outside to the marked trails (you’ll need proper foot-wear to partake in a serious hike) to illustrate some important aspects of living the life JESUS had in mind. This workshop is for those who war really serious about intentionally living for God and seeing their lives count for Him, for the Body of Christ and for those outside the Family. This workshop will also serve to encourage participants personally. Workshopees will be instructed and exhorted on practical principles that can be carried out in their day-to-day living, in their real world, when they return from TECBC.
Prayer - Symphony Chau and Maggie Liang
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NASB) says "pray without ceasing". The spiritual discipline of prayer allows us as followers of Christ to gain direct access to talking with God. Whether you pray once a day or all the time, there are always new things to learn about prayer and going deeper in the ways we pray. This workshop will walk not only through foundational concepts regarding prayer, but what it means to pray without ceasing -- looking at praying boldly and how that leads to furthering our faith in Christ.
Small Group Leadership Dynamics - Cristobal Tong
Have you ever led a small group or want to lead one? Do you think you're incapable or not fit to lead? You'd be surprised that some of the greatest leaders in our time, never seem qualified or did they expect to lead. This is no different in scripture, Jesus tells us in Luke 9:48 "Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest." In this workshop, we will look at our unique leadership traits and see how we can lead with the gifts God has given us.
God's Story - Finding the Gospel in Media - 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 we love to read, watch and hear over and over again not only tell us something 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.
Going Deeper with God - Jesse Eng and Megin Eng
Have you ever felt your relationship with God isn't going anywhere? Are you confused about what to do during your devotional/quiet time? How do you apply the Bible to your everyday life? Or, perhaps, have you heard others describe their own personal experiences with seeing God work in their lives and growing into a more intimate relationship with Him and thought 'Why hasn't that happened in my life? I want God to be more REAL to me.' In this workshop we will try to answer these questions as well as discuss how God draws us near and how we can pursue the depth of relationship with Him that so many of us long for, yet may struggle to find.
Spiritual Gifts – Pastor Joshua Ong
Leadership, Discernment, Mercy, Hospitality, Celibacy????? Ever want to serve God, yet don't know what your spiritual gifts are? This workshop will help you discover what your spiritual gifts are and how to use them in the church!
Dating - Peter Liu and Rachel Liu
Our perceptions of dating are shaped by the media, our peers, and our own desires. But what does dating mean to us as children of God? How can we approach dating as believers in a perfectly loving, good, powerful, and trustworthy God who has an incredible master plan and an ultimate beautiful story? And how do we live out the values God has given us even as broken and sinful people? This workshop is open and welcome to all, including those who are dating, not dating, wanting to date, or waiting to date. There will be some time for gender specific discussion.
Unity in the Body of Christ - Fran Yee
"I don't need you!" That is not so. How many times do people try to do their own thing or do things their own way when they need to work together, even in the Christian circle. We should be all united like we are all different pieces to one puzzle, different instruments in one band, different actors in one show, different parts to one body. Together we will work along side each other and put this to practice as we learn to work together in unity in the body of Christ. Warning: This is not your knowledge gaining workshop. Active participation is required.