Youth

Blog Posts

  • Gen Z in Germany (2) – Family Life of the Youth - The second part of our Gen Z in Germany series covers what family life looks like for Gen Z in this European country.
  • The Joy of Reading: A Mother’s Tips – “U Read, I Read” Series - Do you remember reading or listening to stories growing up? Kids, especially, delight in a good story because they are exciting, interesting, give us something to solve, and are just fun. We as humans need stories not only to entertain ...
  • Gen Z in Germany (1) – Stresses of the Youth - This is the beginning of our series on Gen Z in Germany after Dr. Agnes interviewed German-Chinese high school students Youshi and Anzhuo. They helped to give us a picture of the stress youth in Germany experience today and how they as Christians cope with that stress.
  • Hearing From Second Generation Leaders - At last year’s Walking Along with Second Generation Leaders Conference, Dr. Agnes Ip shared about how RE: NEW has helped first-generation and second-generation leaders work together to serve today’s youth. We also invited youth pastor Andrew Wong and intergenerational pastor Leona Wong to share about their experiences and perspectives.
  • Dinner Table Devotions Book Review – “U Read, I Read” Series - Oftentimes getting started reading a whole book together as parents and kids can feel daunting. Dinner Table Devotions is a great book to help your family start building that habit of reading together each day and encouraging one another in your faith.
  • Faith and Career (Part 2): Trusting God’s plans – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Community” Series - In Part 1 of our Faith and Career series we talked about what it looks like to be a light for Christ in the workplace and how we can maintain our identity in Christ even in a secular work environment. At RE:NEW’s Career Panel Discussion back in November 2021, Jeff Chan, Youth Pastor of the First Evangelical Community Church in Cerritos, shared some ways young people can discover the kind of job God may be calling them to pursue…
  • Education and Career in an Unpredictable World – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Community” Series - Since the pandemic started, youth and young adults entering their fields of study and potential career paths have had to endure unprecedented changes on a global scale. RE:NEW hosted a Career Panel Discussion in November 2021 to address this issue. We heard from five successful professionals in various industries and their views on the role of education in landing the right job.
  • Book Review: If You Want To Walk On Water – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Family” Series - “If You Want To Walk On Water, You’ve Got To Get Out of The Boat” is the first book recommended in our RE:NEW “Heart to Heart: U Read, I Read” blog. This book review challenges both parents and youth to step out in faith as Peter did. No matter what age we are, what occupation or cultural background we come from, God always calls us to live a life wholly trusting in Him. We hope as parents and youth read this book and discuss the reflection questions together, they can challenge and encourage one another to live more boldly for Christ.
  • Breaking Through the Generational Barrier – “Heart-to-Heart: Loving Church” Series - Has a conversation with your children ever ended badly because of a misunderstanding? Do you find it hard to make sense of the things that your children value, their lifestyle, and how they use their time? Have they ever said anything that hurt your feelings? Do you feel that no matter how hard you love them, there is still a barrier? You are not alone if you can somehow identify with these questions because generational communication is not always smooth and without roadblocks. However, instead of getting frustrated, you can choose to be more open-minded, willing to listen and learn, wait for the opportunity to arise, or even restore the relationship. We hope that Presence’s “Healthy Dialogue” Series will bring hope and inspiration to break through generational barriers.
  • Reading Together: A Resource for Building a Closer Parent-Child Relationship - The recent pandemic has without a doubt affected our relationships with friends and family members. For those parents looking to connect with their teens or adult children on a deeper level; or for those youth who want to have a better relationship with their parents, we at Presence and RE:NEW hope to provide resources that will help families take the time to understand one another’s perspectives.