Interpersonal Relationships

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  • Out of Sadness, Connect with Others – Come Home, My Child Movie Reflection - Come Home, My Child (2023), directed by director Jasmine Chinghui Lee, is a film with rare depth. As a professional counselor and an educator in intergenerational and intercultural relationships, Dr. Agnes Ip shares three aspects from the perspective of grief processing and community connection.
  • Small Group: A Place for Building Friendship and Growing Together – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Church” Series - Presence would like to come alongside brothers and sisters by equipping them with practical training, so that they can incorporate elements that impact lives into their small groups. May believers experience more spiritual friendship among Christian friends and the joy of growing together.
  • Stressed about the holidays? -“Heart-to-Heart: Loving Family” Series - As the end of the year approaches, holidays come one after another, inevitably creating busyness. Some people may feel stressed out. Are you stressed about the holidays? How do you cope with it?
  • A Stunning artwork: Grounded in Love – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving God” Series - This painting is an entry from Anissa and her daughter for the "God’s Heart to My Heart Scripture Creative Expression Contest" held by Presence last year. It records an incident that led to a major change in Anissa's spiritual life. Have you ever experienced spiritual transformation? Are there any Bible verses that have impacted your life, giving you strength, comfort, joy and hope? Do you hope to turn it into a piece of artwork in order to share the love of the Lord and testify to His power?
  • He is Not Far from Any One of Us – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving God” Series - During this Easter season, as we reflect upon the high price that Jesus had paid to be near to us, how then can we be too busy or not interested in spending time with the Lord? Let us draw near to our Heavenly Father today, for truly, “he is not far from any one of us.”
  • “The Most” of Small Group Life – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Church” Series - This year, Presence will launch a small group facilitator skills training to train some mature brothers and sisters on how to encourage discussion and cultivate a positive, safe environment for group members to share their thoughts and needs in life. We conducted a survey to explore what parts of a small group are “the most” in different situations. May it also give you an opportunity to look into small group life as we begin this new year…
  • Faith and Career (Part 1) – Being a Light in the Workplace – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Community” Series - Today’s society often leads us to believe that being a Christian in the workplace is not allowed unless you are working in ministry. However, what one believes and values determines their work ethic, decision making, conversations and relationships on a day-to-day basis. Wherever God has placed us vocationally is where we can serve and be a light for Him… 
  • New Year Blessings – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Family” Series - This year’s Lunar New Year comes exceptionally early. We have just stepped into a new year, and now it’s time to celebrate the Spring Festival. During the Lunar New Year, Chinese people in different parts of the world will follow the traditions they remember and celebrate. When we say “New Year Blessings” to each other at church, have you ever considered what “blessings” we are talking about? At the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit, let us look at some greetings in Christ.
  • What can you do if your child is addicted to video games? – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Family” Series - Watching your child play video games all day will inevitably make you feel anxious and worried that your child may fall into internet addiction. At the “Walking with Children Who Are Addicted to Screens and Video Games” Seminar, Dr. Agnes Ip pointed out ways to help parents deal with this challenge.
  • Tips for Bringing up Active, Creative and Independent Kids – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Family” Series - Knowing the detrimental effects screen time can have on young kids, parents often wonder how to engage their children’s attention in healthier ways. Being busy parents, it’s hard to know how to encourage kids to play and grow. As a stay-at-home mom, I have struggled with this question and sought many ways to encourage active, creative and independent play in my children.