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The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 10th March 2024

Pastor Steaven Cheung

‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.’ - Genesis 2:24

Scripture teaches us that marriage has a special place within God’s design of humanity. Through marriage families are formed, societies are built and generations are marked. At CPC, marriages and families form a rich tapestry of our history and will continue to do so in the future. This is why discipleship in the space of families and marriage is vital to God’s work within our church. While not everyone is called to marriage, we should all be discipled in, as a community, how to serve families and marriages. This year we are going to make it an area of emphasis for us, particularly because in 3-5 years’ time, we will be having (God willing!) a significant amount of growth in this area.

Two weeks ago, we had a Marriage Enrichment Retreat run by Rev. Chris Chia and his wife Mona. We invited a few Next-Gen married and dating couples to experience investment in this space, with the idea that it would be the beginning of a next season of growth in that area. The event was a great blessing to all who were involved. Xin Yu and myself felt incredibly blessed by the retreat and the couples that were present shared that sentiment as well. There was theological teaching, reflection questions between couples and also sharing in small groups. All of which was to build spaces for honest, scripture led conversations that might not have been easy to bring up in day-to-day life.

If you are a married couple, or intend to be married, please keep an eye out for mentors, programs and discipleship relationships that would build you. Healthy marriages build healthy families, healthy families build healthy communities and healthy communities are used powerfully by God.




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