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CityFamilies (CF) champions family life here in City Harvest Church. Our aim is to equip and empower members at stages of life—from singlehood to marriage. Additionally, we hope to build strong families and inculcate godly values in the next generation.

There are three main focus groups in CityFamilies:

  1. CF Connexion—celebrating singleness; finding a life-long partner.
  2. CF Marriage—knowing that the grass is always green where you water it.
  3. CF Parents—balancing on a tightrope and learning to enjoy the view that comes with it.

CF Connexion

CF Connexion presents a platform for singles to meet and connect. In this safe place, like-minded Christian individuals—seeking to grow in their faith and serve God’s kingdom—can meet new people and develop deeper relationships.

We believe that singlehood is a vital season for personal growth and preparation for the future—“growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Understanding the importance of building godly friendships and relationships, CF Connexion provides opportunities for singles to engage and participate in community life by hosting empowering-life sessions, interactive activities and a series of personal growth workshops.

CF Marriage

Award-winning author, Dave Meurer says, “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

Recognising that a happy marriage requires God to be in the centre and knowing the art of falling in love over and over again, CF Marriage seeks to revitalise and strengthen marriages. There are bound to be ups and downs in a marriage, but we believe that every couple can overcome challenges with proper communication and support, and eventually emerge out of hardships stronger as one unit.

Marriage mentoring is available to guide and disciple younger couples, as well as to help couples in distress. Workshops and Marriage Retreats offer fresh activities and equip couples with skills to maintain and build a godly marriage.

Married couples can continuously rediscover each other, find restoration and recommit their love to each other. We pray that with the help of the Lord, the spark of romance will be reignited and lasting love can be restored in every marriage.

For those who are about to embark on the journey of marriage, Happily Ever After is our pre-marriage preparation workshop. These sessions aim to help couples understand the dynamics of a Christian marriage. Couples will learn how to understand each other, manage expectations, and build a strong foundation in the early years of marriage, leading to a fulfilling partnership for life.

Topics covered in our Happily Ever After workshop are as follows:

  • What is a Christian Marriage?
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Husband & Wife
  • Communication
  • Leaving and Cleaving & In-Laws
  • Money
  • Sex and Family Planning

Registration for this 6-week workshop will open in August 2021. For enquiries, please email wedding@chc.org.sg.

CF Parents

It helps to know that we are not alone in this parenting journey. When it all gets too overwhelming, just remember that others have gone before you. CF Parents is a support and resource network for parents—with experts and other parents sharing advice and varied experiences.

All throughout the year, CF Parents conducts relevant and vital parenting workshops such as:

  • Pregnancy 101 Workshop
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Baby Dedication Class

These workshops teach parents how to prepare and care for a newborn, transition to family life and impart parenting skills, such as how to build faith at home and navigate the teenage years. Topics such as dealing with growth transitions, sexuality and media management are also included.

Pregnancy 101 Workshop

Our upcoming Pregnancy 101 Workshop will take place on 14 & 28 July. This is a 2-part series held over two weeks that will teach soon-to-be parents prepare for and how to care for their newborn. For more information, please click here.

Parenting Workshop

Our parenting workshop seeks to enable parents to raise Christ-centred, godly and resilient children. We have just completed a 2-part series held over two weeks titled “Raising Future-Ready Kids”. It touched on important topics such as Mental & Emotional Resilience, as well as Suicide Prevention & Mental Health.

Baby Dedication

Parents who want to dedicate their babies (age 24 months and below) may look out for the next Online Baby Dedication services happening on 14 & 15 August. Leading up to the Baby Dedication is a class that all parents are required to attend. This Baby Dedication class will touch on the significance of dedicating children to the Lord. Stay tuned for more updates.

Support Groups

Besides conducting workshops, CF also has these support groups:

  • CityFamilies Parents (network of support for parents)
  • ESPN (Empowering Single Parents Network)
  • Hope+ (Infertility Support Group)

These support groups teach parents how to prepare and care for a newborn, transition to family life, and parenting skills on how to build faith at home and navigate the teenage years. It will also include subjects such as dealing with growth transitions, sexuality and media management.

CityFamilies Parents (network of support for parents)

CityFamilies Parents support group consists of parents coming together to learn, connect and support one another through shared experiences, prayer, fellowship, and book studies on hot-button topics (e.g. understanding worldview & culture, discussion of biblical sexuality and understanding the importance of discussing apologetics with children). You are not alone as you navigate parenthood. Do join us for that extra connection and support. Dads and Mums are welcome!

ESPN (Empowering Single Parents Network)

Our Empowering Single Parents Network (ESPN) provides a community and support for single parents and their children. Single parents can come together knowing that they are not raising their children alone, but with a community and network of other parents who care for them and their families. Within this network, meaningful friendships can be fostered, experiences and stories can be shared.

Hope+ (Infertility Support Group)

HOPE+ is an infertility support group formed to encourage and support couples who are struggling with fertility issues. We hope to encourage these couples to hold onto their faith in God, keep their hope in Him, and to love each other, knowing that God loves them even in this difficult season. It is a space for couples to share and learn from others who have or are facing similar challenges, removing the stigma and feeling of isolation. The support group will include prayer meetings and informational meetings to embrace, empower and journey with these couples through this journey.

For enquiries on CityFamilies, please email to CityFamilies@chc.org.sg