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Dating Seminar

February 1, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


A practical exploration on biblical wholeness in relationships including contemporary worship, testimonies, a live demonstration, and light refreshments.

Message by Rev. Dr. Richard Chung and Agnes Ip. Worship by Newborn Church. Testimonies by Jack Zhong, Edwin Yau, and Paul and Helena Yee. Special thanks to Evangelical Formosan Church of Los Angeles!

Rev. Dr. Richard Chung has been a pastor since 1993, both in Los Angeles and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He believes in the importance of teaching God’s Word accurately so that people can understand and apply the Bible to their lives. Richard is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in economics/business. He received his doctor of ministry at Talbot School of Theology on the topic of helping people to resist sexual temptations and pornography. Richard has also taught seminary classes on the topic of family (marriage, parenting, and children) and youth ministries. Richard and his wife Connie have a strong love for Jesus and enjoy sharing God’s love to people. They have two young sons. For recreation, the family enjoys sports, travel, and meeting up with friends and family for tasty meals.

agnes_ipAgnes Ip is the founder of Presence Quotient and RE:NEW. She graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary in Hong Kong, followed by many years of pastoral experiences with extensive ministries with youth. After moving to the United States in 1995, Agnes obtained her Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is currently a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology.

Dating Seminar Event Recap

(by Phoebe Ng)

Looking back on all of it I am highly grateful for God’s providence. In the planning and preparation stages of this event we suffered from a lot of setbacks, many of our staff members experienced spiritual attacks, volunteer commitment levels and availability appeared to be at an all-time low, and churches that we had expected support from were suddenly and disappointingly no longer able to pledge either their attendance or financial support.

Needless to say, I was quite surprised to witness over 200 students and young adults representing over 10 churches in attendance that night, worshipping with one accord as the praise team from Newborn Church let loose their passion on the stage, filling the room with a rich scent of what can only be described as the movement of the Holy Spirit.

I was also doubly blessed to witness the undying support of many of our team members as they expended themselves for the sake of Christ and the labor that He has called us to. The refreshments, newsletter design, event promotion, testimonies, survey results, message preparation, and so many other things all took extensive coordination and dedication, and although it was last minute, they really pulled through on all their responsibilities; and I am so privileged and proud that I can call these guys friends and family.

In the end, the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and the fellowship that occurred was a beautiful thing. Overall, I am confident that seeds of truth were sown into the hearts of all in attendance, whether it was related to the topic of dating, the fellowship of the body, or the simple truth of His love. Probably my only regret – besides the fact that the program went overtime (so sorry guys!) – is that we can’t do this more often.

But all good things in His timing 😉


February 1, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Evangelical Formosan Church of Los Angeles
9537 Telstar Ave Ste 101
El Monte, CA 91731 United States
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