We are blessed to hear from and be inspired by so many speakers, whether from within our church, from around Hong Kong, or as guests from abroad. If you’ve got a story to share, or a friend we should hear from, let us know. These are great opportunities to being friends!
The Book of Revelation: on Sunday, 4 February, 2018, our own Chris Fung discussed his newly published book, The Lord of the Sabbath Opens His Book of Revelation. Revelation concludes the Bible. Yet many are baffled by its exotic symbols and seemingly disjointed descriptions. This talk explored how a careful non-technical reading with Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath, at its centre would unlock the mysteries of Revelation to reveal a clear storyline that encompasses God's entire creation. Watch the video below:
Justice for Refugees: on Wednesday, 27 February 2019, Dr. Isabella Ng, co-founder of Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees, discussed the topic in ReCharge as part of the Father's Heart for Justice series. Watch the video below:
Isabella NG is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies. She receives her PhD in Gender Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. She obtained her MPhil in Journalism and BA in English Literature in Hong Kong Baptist University and MA in Comparative Literature in the University College London. She focuses her research on Gender and Development in Asia, Feminist Geography, Feminist Research methods, anthropology of migration; migrants and diaspora, rural villages in Hong Kong and China and media studies, by drawing mainly on her training in anthropological research methods. She is a founder of the society Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and refugees, which fights for the rights of the asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong and support their need.
Marriage: Effective Communication: on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, by Psychologist Dr. Erica Liu Wollin and Pastor Wade Wollin
Even though we were created to be in relationship, healthy relationships require work...and we can end up relating in dysfunctional patterns without realizing it. Relationship experts John & Julie Gottman refer to Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling as four destructive ways of interacting. Wade and Erica will share how they have seen these patterns play out in their own lives and in ministry and counselling work, as well as how to replace these negative patterns with behaviours that enhance a sense of safety and respect in relationships. They will also discuss what effective apologies and repairs look like in relationships to promote conflict resolution.
Dr. Erica Liu Wollin is a Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Sheung Wan, focused on trauma treatment for adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. She holds a PsyD and MA in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. She trains, consults, and serves in leadership roles for Adoptive Families of Hong Kong and is a trainer and Mother’s Choice. Before coming to Hong Kong 11 years ago, she specialized in university student mental health in the US.
Wade Wollin is the Executive Pastor at Community Church Hong Kong, where he has been serving since 2007. He holds an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and a BA in Christian Education and Bible Theology from Wheaton College. He is the Spiritual Advisor to Generations Christian Education, organizes the international churches of Hong Kong's Associate Pastors gatherings, and has served with Walk to Emmaus and Basileia. When Wade is not in the office, he’s enjoying cycling, running and exploring the green spaces of Hong Kong.
Wade and Erica have been married for over 25 years and they have two children, ages 20 and 15.