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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Cecil Wong

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Cecil Wong
Cecil Wong

Life Coach and Family Mentor
Family Connections Coaching
San Francisco, CA
4154208719
familyconnectionscoach@gmail.com
https://www.familyconnectionscoaching.com

Cecil is married to May, 27 years and counting. He has 2 children, Leanne and Randy, 19 and 17. Through this precious family, God has given Cecil a growing passion for authentic transformation and grace-filled living. In his experience with students and parents, he’s seen that every home, especially those with children and youth, needs Christ to cultivate greater health emotionally and spiritually. This understanding has led Cecil to focus more on Biblical intimacy, spirituality, marriage, and parenting.

For almost 3 decades, he was with Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church involved in various ministries from musical drama to fellowship to day camp. After graduating from college, he worked for 19 years at the church's school, Cornerstone Academy, the last few years as chaplain and dean of students.

In May of 2007, Cecil graduated from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary with a master's degree in theological studies. Interests and hobbies include bass fishing, biking, tennis, and weightlifting, but mostly just hanging out with wife and kids. He also enjoys eating and traveling with parents and extended family.

In 2009, Cecil took on the role of Christian Education Director of Sunset Church (2009-2015). He continued to grow himself in spiritual and relational knowledge so that he could effectively lead and equip volunteer staff and parents. He encouraged and trained them in the Biblical call for intentional discipleship of children and youth (most importantly at home) with Christ-centered Bible learning which explicitly addresses one's core identity. According to Jesus, knowledge of God must result in spiritual formation / transformation. And this must be authenticated in our homes.

Cecil's overarching goal in ministry is for the hearts of fathers to be turned towards their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Malachi 4:6). This requires discipling of men to lay bare their hearts before the Word of God (Heb.4:12,13) and yield to the compelling love of God, to get real. When the head of household loves God with all their heart, soul, and strength, cherishing their wives with the love of Christ, they will turn their affections and care to their future generations to grow their hearts. God, who initially created families to be places of love and intimacy, desires to restore them to experience that same joy which originally began in the Garden of Eden (aka the Garden of Delight). And this will only happen through the headship of the home who submits to the headship of heaven. It is the responsibility of the church to lead men to regain their divinely ordained place in the spiritual welfare of the home.

In 2014, Cecil received the Certificate of Transformational Coaching to add the skill of life coaching to his tool box. Through this additional training, he is helping grow more leaders who will multiply God's passion to redeem families for His glory.

In 2017, Cecil published his first book, Growth-Centered Family.

He started Family Connections Coaching in 2013, moonlighting until 2015 when he decided to go full time. Through this service, he hopes to transform the way the world does family.






2019 Workshops

Marriage & Families: Growth Centered Family

3/8/2019 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Room: D2

What is a growth centered family? It’s one that prioritizes the development of every member through growing emotional and relational health and maturity; not only of the children but also parents. It fosters an environment that prioritizes the building up of what matters most - an identity rooted in eternal love and wisdom.

Why growth-centered?

A growth center prevents unhealthy centers from developing, ie. child-centered, fear-centered, performance-centered, activity-centered, work-centered, education-centered, etc. When emotions and relationships are growing in maturity, members of the family will have wisdom and love to get clear and go forward with what matters most. Secondary priorities will be appropriately managed but the main things (people - their hearts, souls, condition of their interior lives) will not be overlooked, forgotten or sacrificed.

Family life is incredibly dynamic and it takes a lot of wisdom and strength to successfully navigate marriage, parenting, life after kids, and grandparenting.

Being growth-centered doesn’t leave this highest priority up to chance. Elevating the value of lifelong learning simply makes sense and it will go a long way in preparing for all the storms ahead. And there is great reward and joy in making it through in one piece, intact “till death do us part”.

Being growth-centered is absolutely essential to experience decades of increasing relevance, love, joy, and hope!

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2018 Workshops

Marriage & Families: The Growth-Centered Family

3/2/2018

What is it? It’s a family that prioritizes the development of every member through growing emotional and relational health and maturity; not only of the children but also parents. This center fosters an environment that prioritizes the building up of what matters most - an identity rooted in love, wisdom, fun, morality, and legacy.

Why growth-centered?

A growth center prevents unhealthy centers from developing, ie. child-centered, fear-centered, performance-centered, activity-centered, work-centered, education-centered, etc. When emotions and relationships are growing in maturity, members of the family will have wisdom and love to get clear and go forward with what matters most. Secondary priorities will be appropriately managed but the main things (people - their hearts, souls, condition of their interior lives) will not be overlooked, forgotten or sacrificed.

Family life is incredibly dynamic and it takes a lot of wisdom and strength to successfully navigate marriage, parenting, life after kids, and grandparenting.

Being growth-centered doesn’t leave this highest priority up to chance. Elevating the value of lifelong learning simply makes sense and it will go a long way in preparing for all the storms ahead. And there is great reward and joy in making it through in one piece, intact “till death do us part”.

Being growth-centered is absolutely essential to fulfill our vows of love to our spouses and our children and their children and beyond.

2017 Workshops

Marriage & Families: The Growth Centered Family

3/3/2017

What is it?

It’s a family that prioritizes the development of every member through growing emotional and relational health and maturity; not only of the children but also parents. This center fosters an environment that prioritizes the building up of what matters most - an identity rooted in love, wisdom, fun, morality, and legacy.

Why growth-centered?

A growth center prevents unhealthy centers from developing, ie. child-centered, fear-centered, performance-centered, activity-centered, work-centered, education-centered, etc. When emotions and relationships are growing in maturity, members of the family will have wisdom and love to get clear and go forward with what matters most. Secondary priorities will be appropriately managed but the main things (people - their hearts, souls, condition of their interior lives) will not be overlooked, forgotten or sacrificed.

Family life is incredibly dynamic and it takes a lot of wisdom and strength to successfully navigate marriage, parenting, life after kids, and grandparenting.

Being growth-centered doesn’t leave this highest priority up to chance. Elevating the value of lifelong learning simply makes sense and it will go a long way in preparing for all the storms ahead. And there is great reward and joy in making it through in one piece, intact “till death do us part”.

Being growth-centered is absolutely essential to fulfill our vows of love to our spouses and our children and their children and beyond.

2014 Workshops

Marriage & Families: Got Intimacy?

3/8/2014

God tells us in Genesis 1 that people are His image-bearers and they are to rule and care for the earth as His representatives. In chapter 2, God gives us a picture that goes into the character of those intended to be in charge - they knew what it meant to be one flesh, naked and unashamed. Authority marked by transparency, wisdom, and vulnerability driven not by appetites and pride but love and humility. In chapter 3, we see the enemy targeting God's image with temptations that lead to cover up, shame, and blame. And this has been the root of all our problems. Since the kingdom of God is essentially about identity and relationships, we must equip leaders to be in the forefront of spiritual growth through application of God's truth at the root levels. Jesus went to great lengths unpacking the kingdom in His Sermon on the Mount. There He tells us that we need to seek this kingdom first. Upon laying this groundwork, workshop attenders will receive life coaching to come up with plans custom fit for their individual homes, groups and communities. These plans will be generated with alignment of core beliefs and values with desired goals and objectives. Plans will have concrete actions to be executed after leaving the workshop.


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