National Christian Children Ministry Conference 2017


National Christian Children Ministry Conference 2017

SCGM is glad to announce that along with our partners, TRAC Board of Children Ministry, the 4/14 Window Movement and the Diocese of Singapore Mission Board, we are organizing the National Christian Children Ministry Conference 2017 with the theme “Whose Child Is This?”. The Conference seeks to spotlight the importance of reaching and raising children as leaders for the next generation, both in Singapore and beyond our shores.

The Conference will begin with an opening night coinciding with the SCGM Annual Lecture on 27 April 2017 delivered by Dr Bambang Budijanto, Chairman of 4/14 Window Global Steering Committee. Mark McClendon, Regional Director of CBN Southeast Asia/South Korea and a key leader in the 4/14 Window movement will speak on the challenges reaching and raising children in the digital age where virtual reality will become a present reality. We will learn together with panel discussions including panelists from Singapore and take time for retreat to refresh our Children Ministry leaders and workers. We pray that we will be reminded and challenged that every child is God’s child and we can help reach and raise and release God’s children in His love.


Opening Night (Open Talk 1) & SCGM Annual Lecture 2017:

“Raising Children as Leaders for the Next Generation”

by Dr Bambang Budijanto,
Chairman of 4/14 Window Global Initiative

Date: Thu 27 April 2017
Time: 7.30pm- 9.30pm
Venue: YWCA Fort Canning Lodge



Second Night (Open Talk 2):

“Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Present Reality”

by Mark McClendon,
Regional Director CBN, Southeast Asia/South Korea
and catalyst for 4/14 Window movement.

Date: Fri 28 April 2017
Time: 7.30pm- 9.30pm
Venue: YWCA Fort Canning Lodge



A Special Retreat for Children Ministry Leaders

Especially for Heads Of Children Ministry, Sunday School Teachers & Children Ministry Workers to huddle and network and be refreshed.

Date: FRI 28 April 9AM – SAT 29 April 2017 1PM
Venue: YWCA Fort Canning Lodge (Stay-in)

A Special Concessionary Rate of S$120 (TWIN-SHARING) / $180 (SINGLE) is offered to our alumni (past Retreat participants from NCCM 2015) and our supporting churches from the Anglican churches and Methodist churches, as well as members of 4/14 movement network in Singapore.

A Day Participant Rate at S$100 is offered to those who are not staying overnight at the Retreat.


Retreat Highlights:

  • Plenary Talks and discussion on Reaching and Releasing Children in the Present Age by Dr Bambang Budijanto and Mark McClendon
  • Forum Discussion on Effective Urban Children Ministry in the Context of Singapore chaired by Dr Cheah Fung Fong
  • Soul Care and Compassion for Ministry: Rest and Reflection for Children Ministry Leaders
  • Morning Devotional message by Bishop Kuan Kim Seng on “Raising Samuels”
  • Fun, Food and Fellowship for Children Ministry Leaders





Bambang Budijanto, Ph.D.

Bambang Budijanto currently serves as the Chairman of the Global Steering Committee for the 4/14 Window Global Initiative, as well as, The Associate General Secretary of the Asia Evangelical Alliance and as a member of the Editorial Board of Transformation Journal (The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK). He worked with Compassion International (1999-2015) as the Regional Vice President for Asia. He was the founder of PESAT Ministry in Indonesia (1987), the Institute for Community and Development Studies (1998), and the Asia Emerging Leaders Initiative (2007). He received his Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Wales and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in 1997.

Dr. Budijanto is the author of several books, including, Values and Participation (Regnum 2009), “Evangelicals and Democracy; the Case of Surakarta” (Oxford, 2009), Emerging Missions Movements: Voices of Asia (ED. 2010), Leadership Legacy (Andi, 2012), No Plan B (Andi, 2009) and co-authored the book Relentless Hope—The Unstoppable Movement of Disciple-Making Communities (2010).



Mark McClendon

Mark McClendon is both a media strategist and evangelist, who came to Southeast Asia in 1985, and found his calling on a missions trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. At that time, he felt God calling him to bring Christ to Southeast Asia through the power of media in the marketplace. In the midst of Indonesia’s violent transition to democracy in 1998, McClendon founded the ministry of The Christian Broadcasting Network in Indonesia. In a very short time, CBN in Indonesia became the largest ministry center of The Christian Broadcasting Network in the world outside of the United States of America, and is Southeast Asia’s largest Christian Production house.

CBN Indonesia is a ministry that produces a variety of strategic contextual programming/content that airs on major national television networks, regional stations, and cable networks throughout the Indonesian archipelago, with over 20 million broadcast viewers, and currently over 18 million on line views per year.

McClendon is the Founder of Obor Berkat Indonesia (OBI), a Christian humanitarian and disaster relief organization in Indonesia. OBI does extensive disaster relief work, medical outreach, community development efforts, education and scholarship programs throughout Indonesia. OB was awarded the prestigious Satya Lencana Medal of Honor by Indonesia’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for their disaster relief work in the wake of the Asian Tsunami in Aceh in 2005.

In 2012, McClendon pioneered the founding of CBN in Myanmar, and the first Christian indigenous TV programming to be broadcast by the government there in 50 years. Today, CBN is working with thousands of local Churches across Myanmar to present Christ to that nation. In 2015, McClendon took on established CBN ministries in Thailand and Cambodia as CBN’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia, and has started CBN ministries in Vietnam, South Korea, and Malaysia, and is launching significant media and church-based initiatives in each of those countries especially as related to children, youth and family.

McClendon is a member of the 4-14 Window Global Leadership team, and chaired the Global 4-14 Window Summit in Bangkok in October, 2013.


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1. Out of the 10 inspiring stories of missionaries sent from Singapore, which story do you like best? Why?
2. Do you agree that God has given children a sense of curiosity and a mind full of imagination? At play, they explore the world they live in. The school, the church and the home can provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn about different people and cultures in the wonderful world God has created.
3. How many types of occupations can you list from the 10 missionary stories? Have you started to think about what you would like to do when you grow up?
4. Can you match the missionaries with their occupations? Whether you are a medical doctor or a dental nurse, a pastor or a teacher, a business leader or a community worker, you can serve God in missions using your special interest, talent and training.
5. It is never too early to wonder about life. Many of the missionaries asked questions even when they were young. Some of them experienced bullying, disappointments, unhappiness and even family problems when they were young. They learnt about the purpose of their lives when they started talking to parents, pastors and teachers in church. Do you talk to your parents and teachers about your hopes and fears?
6. Do you realize that God can use your childhood interests, experiences and education to be a blessing to the people around you? Whether it is learning about science, geography, or enjoying the fishing at the beach or making music, it takes hard work to become good at what you like to do. So work hard, play hard and enjoy your childhood.
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