Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
As a Singapore Centre established 32 years ago for the purpose of serving the local churches in promoting missions and partnership in our missionary endeavours, SCGM participates in missiological conferences and missions networks regionally and globally to bring the best of missiological strategic thinking and best practices to Singapore as we keep abreast with what God is doing in the 21st C. We work with the local churches, training institutions and mission agencies to probe the issues which impact our work in missions in 21st C Asia. We help grow missions thought leadership from Singapore as we reflect on our missions practice contextually and work with other Asian missions innovators in providing relevant solutions to strategic and sustainable missions initiatives. We provide training resources and capacity building for strategic missions mobilization in local churches. With our partners and associates, we consult with and coach missional business project teams as we work towards holistic and transformational missions among the urban and rural poor. We partner with local churches and mission agencies to organize national mission conferences and forums to facilitate missions mobilization and strategic missions partnerships. Scope: 1. STRATEGIC THOUGHT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (Global perspectives) 2. CONTEXTUAL MISSIOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS (Asian contexts) 3. GLOCAL INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS CONSULTANCY (Field Practices) 4. MOBILISATION THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH (Strategic Partnerships) Praying and Partnering SCGM... In a year of transition, the key highlight for 2012 must be the Council’s consensus on SCGM’s Strategic Thrust for 2013 and beyond. It is easily encapsulated in the acronym S.C.G.M. viz., to develop Strategic Thought Leadership in missions from Singapore; to develop Contextual Missiologies; to provide Glocal consultation for field projects; and most of all, to partner local churches, agencies and training institutions in Mobilisation efforts for missions. Singapore has been given much blessings and we are called to be faithful. Please continue to pray for Singapore churches and for us at SCGM as we serve the churches in missions. We look forward to your prayer and partnership, financial giving and support which will fuel the fire of missions movements in Singapore as we blow on the embers of missionary flame together. Let’s pray that God will continue to raise up missionary churches in Singapore, as we live and serve in this 21st C world with its extraordinary changes and immense opportunities. Thanks for being a part of our journey and service together... for His Kingdom and His Glory. Read SCGM Annual Report here....read more
If twenty-first century mission is increasingly post-colonial, post-Christendom, and postmodern, then it is also, and perhaps preeminently, post-rural. Cities are the frontier of the gospel, the “new ‘10/40 window’ of the next generation.” The urban “imagination” stretches beyond the geographical boundaries of the world’s cities through the immense influence that cities exercise in the global landscape. Cities concentrate power and resources that position them as “nodes of formal and informal, licit and illicit, global circuits.” Thus, they serve as “command and control centers” for the economic, social, political, and ecological decisions that steer global development and human socialization. Christians—urban, suburban, or rural—who proclaim a God who loves the world must learn, as never before, how to love the city....excerpts from Raymond Bakke: A Cry for Urban Missions SCGM PROMOTES ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Join us as we participate in caring for God’s Creation and make a difference to the lives of billions of peoples and creatures affected by devastated ecosystems. SCGM National Director Lawrence Ko was invited to make a presentation at the Lausanne Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel in Oct 2012 and was also part of the Statement writing team. You and your organisation/church can add as a signatory to the Call to Action document by studying and signing at www.lausanne.org/creationcare.read more