Among churches today, aging congregations and low church attendance by younger generations have become serious issues. Last year, from mid-May to the end of August, Presence surveyed different churches in Southern California (specifically, in the San Gabriel Valley area) and Northern California. We hope that the information from the survey will help churches better serve the next generation.
… “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world” (Ephesians 6:12). We need to start battling in prayer for our parents’ salvation and spiritual life. Let’s pray that God would help us have a renewed perspective toward our parents so we can see the Lord work in our parents’ spiritual lives and our own.
Life is dynamic — a confluence of circumstances that constantly fluctuate, often in dramatic and unpredictable ways — and praying for our parents through every season of life means being cognizant of these changes. Each new life stage brings unique opportunities and challenges, which have the potential to affect our parents’ physical, mental, emotional, and, of course, spiritual health.
Pray along with us! This article dives in on how we should see our roles as sons and daughters to our earthly parents as reflected in our relationship with God.
Welcome to our first Prayer Series blog! In this first blog, we hope that you’ll be encouraged and uplifted by praying for others – specifically for our parents. Why parents? One of our organization’s main goals is to bridge the gap between the two generations. Also, as children, one of the best ways to honor our parents is to pray for them…
To be afraid, or to not be afraid?
That is the question most of us face today. Is our faith something we need to hide from the world? Or is it something we should be proud of and be free to show to the world? ……
In this testimonial video, the Melchor family shares about how they have benefited as a family from the Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences assessments and consultations. Mrs. Melchor even gained a better understanding of her children’s different learning styles, and this was able to help her reduce household conflict.
“Helicopter parenting” has become more and more common in recent years. These “helicopter parents” take care of their children’s every need and even help solve their problems in order for their children to focus on academics or other areas of talent. But is making life easier for children really in their best interest?
With the rising number of college graduates, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to secure a job. What can help you rise above the pack? Selecting a Major in an Area of Growth Let’s say your favorite subject in high school was Latin; what if you selected this as your college major? The […]
How Your Values Shape Your Life Decisions BY: JOANNA WU Julia is in the midst of brainstorming what she could write about in her college application when her Mom stumbles into her room. “You’re applying to Berkeley, right? I really hope Berkeley accepts you.” Rolling her eyes, Julia responds, “I’ll apply to Berkeley, but I’m […]