Workshops (with descriptions)

W01  Irreconcilable Differences?

Wars have scarred people between nations and even the church is not spared from segregation according to ethnic or racial groupings.

Where do we begin as we think through these issues of international and racial reconciliation?

 

 

W02  Earth: 39°C!

Since the beginning of creation, man has been called and entrusted to “rule over the earth”. So many issues are pressing; deforestation, nuclear energy, recycling, and environmental pollution.

What does it mean for us to take up the call again to be stewards of the environment?

 

 

W03  God@jobstreet.com

Many tend to live life in a mechanical way- from birth to school to university, and then to work.

How does God view our work and how do we live out our calling/ vocation in our chosen careers?

 

 

W04  Corruption: Unstoppable?!

Corruption permeates every level of society, from bribes on street corners to multimillion dollar kickbacks at government level.

What is the Christian responsibility as part of society?

 

 

W05  Family: Renovation in Progress

We live in the midst of a troubled society and families are not exempt from brokenness.

How can we become agents of healing in our own families and raise up godly families of our own in such times?

 

 

W06  Politics: Voices of Hope

The very shape of a country’s economy, morality and quality of life is in the hands of those in power.

What will it look like if Christians were to engage in this area and what will it cost?

 

 

W07  Beyond borders, Within our shores

Student work is a vast mission field.

How can we seize the opportunities to be involved in countries that do not have a student movement as well as international students in our midst?

 

 

W08  Misunderstood: Healing Conversations

Some people don’t feel welcome in church and we turn away those whom we are fearful and prejudiced towards.

How can we become aware of our own prejudices have healing conversations with them?

 

 

W09  Depression & Suicide: A Way Out

Depression and suicide are issues that the church is struggling to address.

How do we cope with this and is there a way out?

 

 

W10  Friendly Connections: No ‘Likes’?

Making and sustaining meaningful friendships in this smartphone generation.

What is the meaning of true friendship and has it really changed in this digital age?

 

 

W11  A Different Way to Live: Simply

The desire to possess more and affluence as something to strive for have also affected Christians.

How then do we live a simple life and make an impact in this materialistic world?

 

 

W12  University: Engaging Dialogues & Conversations

Christian students should see, and seize, opportunities to engage the university at all levels, from the administration to their peers.

How do we be conversant in this wide range of areas either as individuals or as a CF?

 

 

W13   The Leadership Vacuum

Good transitions of leadership; to arrest the mentality where there is only one decision maker; and to take up the challenge to be leaders as well as to encourage ownership.

How do we address these critical leadership issues of our time?

 

 

W14  Deconstructing the Digital Domain

Technology is vibrant and many facetted.

Is there a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to use technology and what are some guiding principles that will help us use technology in the right way?

 

 

W15   2G, 3G, 4G: Leave no Gap

Each generation is shaped by their times and hence differences exists.

How have these differences caused a gap between the generations and how can we be a blessing to the older generation?

 

 

W16   Oases in the Midst of Noise

Discover a fresh perspective of connecting to God as we live in a busy and chaotic life.

How can we become good stewards of time and cultivating a healthy inner life?

 

 

W17   God-Wrestlers: Journey to Adulthood

As we grow in our relationship with God, there are moments where we find ourselves wrestling with the disconnection of where we are and spiritual ideals. How can we learn to wrestle through issues and allowing God to be real in our struggles?

 

 

W18   Dangerous ‘Ignorance’

We live in an increasingly post-modern world and its values are affecting us including how we view evangelism.

How do we respond to the call to journey with people of other faiths at the same time not lose the urgency of reaching out?