Better Life, an annual City Harvest Church series of workshops, is back this month to enhance the life skills of participants.
By Joshua Chang
Every person’s “wheel of life” consists of many “spokes”, such as family relationships, marriage, finances and career. In order for one’s life to move along smoothly, all the spokes must be equally balanced. If you feel that one of your “spokes” is a little short and you seek improvement in that area, City Harvest Church’s Better Life 2012 series can help.
The Better Life series of workshops was started by CHC in 2008 to help members acquire or improve on essential life skills. Jeremy Choy, the pastor in charge of the series, tells City News that apart from giving members Christian education, the church also wants to help them live a better life.
“It is important to have workshops on life skills because people are not naturally good at them; skills have to be learned. Although we can learn from experience, but since we have the benefit of experts, why not learn from them?
“The Better Life series will equip members with life skills that can help them in their career and family management. Members who want to start a family can learn how to be good parents; members who are parents can learn better parenting skills, and people who are married can learn how to keep the fire going in their marriage.”
Better Life 2012, which commences on the third week of March, offers three categories of workshops: Leadership and Personal Development, Raising a Family, and Relationships and Marriage. A new course, “Xccelerating Your Career”, has also been added to help young executives learn how to stand out in a corporate environment.
Each workshop is facilitated by experienced professionals in that field. Workshops like “Leadership Gold” will be facilitated by founding members of the John Maxwell Team; Bernard Lim, the first Asian Certified Financial Educator will teach “Mastering Your Money”. All the workshops in the Raising a Family category are facilitated by Focus On The Family Singapore, a local charity that has 10 years of experience in family life education.