- Labouring with Hope
Let's be real, pregnancy & childbirth are not for the faint-hearted. But you’ve also heard that God's grace is sufficient for all situations and persons. Can't wrap your head around reconciling both of these things? Come, let us guide you through this elective that concerns all you females out there!
On the other hand, you might have questions about difficult topics like infertility, unplanned pregnancy, disability and sickness in children, and death in infancy; these are things that we’ll address in this elective too.
- Loves Me, Loves Me Not?
We know, “it’s complicated”. Couple relationships are tough, and Christian relationships can be even tougher. Add emotions to the mix, and BOOM, the perfect storm! Not to mention what it's like during that “time of the month”'!
This elective will help you see and understand God's design for women, and how the fall affects our emotions, particularly once Cupid's arrow strikes.
Essentially, learn to understand yourself better as a Christian woman with complex emotions and thus, be able to navigate through the stages of considering, almost-dating, finally dating, and about-to-be-married. It's complicated, we know, but this might just help!
- Embracing Family Drama
“You need to prioritize your family over God!”
“You love God more than you love me?!”
Hurtful words from your loved ones, family quarrels, parental expectations... Basically, FAMILY DRAMA. In this fallen world, we all experience it and know it can be emotionally draining, whether big or small... As Christians, how should we embrace family drama? Come and find out!
- Serving the Church with Dutiful Delight
“The question, then, is not whether experience matters – because it does. The question is, how does experience matter? Does personal experience serve as a form of truth? Can you trust your feelings? We become proficient at what we practice. This is true of obedience and for sin." - Rosaria Butterfield.
Scripture tells us that Christians are united with Christ. This means that we are also simultaneously united with other sinners who have been saved by Christ’s work.
If you are wondering how you can continue to delight in God and His purpose for you whilst serving alongside other sinners in church, this elective is for you.
Let us speak realistically about God's calling for your life. Let us discuss what you as a believer can do to overcome the challenges you face in your call to service within the church.
- GOD-glorifying Sex?
Emotions and sex are complicated! And yet, both were created by God for His purposes and pleasure. As Christian women, single or married, how do we glorify God and serve Him with our emotions and with sex? What is sex all about, and how do we navigate the emotions that come with or without it?
- Work for the Glory of God
"Sigh, my boss needs me to do this."
"Ugh, another day of work."
"Work is FINALLY over! Time to turn off my work phone!"
These are common phrases working adults say. Is this how you feel about work too?
Yet, Paul says we are to be always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord our labor is NOT in vain! Do you find it tough to see this as your daily reality at work? Join us!
- Persecution: Is this true blessing?
In a world that sits in darkness, where our Lord Jesus Christ is not welcomed, it's no wonder Christians get persecuted for being… Christian.
From first century Christians who were considered outlaws for refusing to worship the Roman Gods, and therefore burnt or eaten alive by beasts; to modern day persecution – be it young Christians being disowned by their families for following Christ, being ostracized by your friends, or missing a promotion because you stood up for your Christian Ethics... Does it always have to be like this? Is it really "normal" for Christians to be persecuted?
What about the things people say about how Christians live in faith, hope and love? What about the steadfast love of our Father in Heaven? Will He not keep us from danger? Will He not protect us from persecution?
What sort of clarity is there to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus throughout our lives even when the whole world is against us, making us feel like our very existence is pain?
If you're suffering for the sake of Christ, whatever it may be and asking yourself "why do bad things happen to Christians?", this is your elective. Join us to see why a rooted Christian doesn't run away from persecution, but rather takes a deep breath and embraces it.
"Now I begin to be a disciple... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment... come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ." - Ignatius of Antioch
- Biblical Friendship Forever! (BFF)
True friends have a deep and mutual affection for one another.
Are our emotional attachments in friendships a bad thing? What about being committed to your friend’s happiness and expecting reciprocal love in return – is that ok? How can we have true friendships that last?
Come and learn what God says about friendships and emotions, and most of all how we can have relationships that please Him!
- Raising Kids for all His Worth
Kids can bring out the best and the ‘worst’ in us. Raising children can sometimes be an emotional rollercoaster, with things changing as they age and depending on what they’re going through, what kind of day we’ve had, and how much we’re ‘in control’ of the situation. How might we as Christian parents love our kids the way God wants us to, whilst managing the ‘crazy’ and difficult times? How can we keep our emotions in check but more importantly teach and train our children rightly? We hope you will benefit greatly from this elective, as we learn from God’s Word how we might raise our children in a God-glorifying way!
- When Being Single Just Feels HARD?
Popular belief: Single people experience more than their share of sadness, depression, and loneliness, while people with romantic partners, especially married people, enjoy a full measure of happiness.
What does the Bible say about this? Just *cricket sounds*? Think again.
Here in this elective, we aim to evaluate the emotional life of a single person, and share some practical tips on how to manage it towards using emotions and singleness for God's glory!
- How long O Lord??
It is painful to feel.
Painful emotions are often the reason we wish we could get rid of emotions altogether. To feel sad saddens. To feel hurt hurts. To feel shame shames. To feel any loss only intensifies sorrow. Is there any purpose in feeling pain?
This elective seeks to help us to understand the place of emotions in enduring pain and suffering in God’s good world. We will share practical tips on how to manage these emotions too.
- Help, I'm Hooked!
The Bible doesn't contain the word "addiction". So how should Christians understand addictions? Is getting over an addiction just a matter of mind over matter? What help is there for those stuck in the cycle of addiction? Come find out what hope God's Word offers and how we can live lives free from addiction.