A National Spotlight on Christian Children Ministry 12-13 March 2015

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A National Spotlight on Christian Children Ministry

12-13 March 2015

A SPECIAL DIALOGUE & LUNCH FOR ALL SENIOR PASTORS

DATE: 12 MAR 2015 (THU)  

TIME: 10AM – 1PM   

VENUE: VILLAGE HOTEL  BUGIS
(390 Victoria Street, S188061)

BY INVITATION ONLY. 

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A SPECIAL RETREAT FOR CHILDREN MINISTRY LEADERS

 PASTORS & HEADS OF CHILDREN MINISTRY, SUPERINTENDENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS & CHILDREN MINISTRY WORKERS

 

Objectives:

– To Rediscover our Passion for children ministry

– To Realign our Calling to God’s purpose

– To Rededicate our Lives to the Lord 

DATE: 12-13 MAR 2015 (THU-FRI)  

VENUE: CHANGI VILLAGE HOTEL

COST:

EARLY BIRD EXTENDED TO 28 FEB 2015
Single: S$300
Twin: S$200 / per person

CLOSING DATE: 28 FEBRUARY 2015

KINDLY REGISTER HERE.

or click on this url: http://tinyurl.com/NCCM-LeadersRetreat2015

 

PROGRAMME:

Session 1:  Recovering the Vision by Rev Bill Wilson

Session 2:  Restoring the Passion by Dr Mark Griffiths

Evening Session:  Huddle (Participants’ Sharing)

Session 3:  The Challenge of Children Ministry in 21st Century
by Rev Bill Wilson & Dr Mark Griffiths

Session 4:  Plenary Session

Download a copy of the brochure here: NCCMC-MAR2015-Brochure

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A SPECIAL TALK ON CHILDREN FAITH FORMATION

DATE: 13 MAR 2015 (FRI)   

TIME: 7-9PM  

VENUE: ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL

ALL ARE WELCOME.

KINDLY REGISTER HERE.
Or register here: http://tinyurl.com/NCCM-Talk

 

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Guest Speakers:

 

Mark GriffithsMark Griffiths is the Senior Minister of Warfield Church, Berkshire, England. He is a strategist, lecturer and author of seven books and continues to speak in a wide range of church and non­church contexts both nationally and internationally across numerous denominations. His PhD is in child evangelism and church growth. He is married to Rhian and they have three children, Nia, Owen and Elliot. Mark is an ordained Anglican minister but also spent seven years working in an independent church as a children’s pastor and five years working nationally for the Assemblies of God. 

“ONE GENERATION FROM EXTINCTION” Authored by Mark Griffiths

When Robert Raikes started his first Sunday School in Gloucester England in 1780 he was reaching out to unchurched boys and girls. The effect was extraordinary. 300,000 unchurched children were connected to the Jesus Story within five years ‐ this in a nation widely ignorant of Christian ideas and values.

One Generation from Extinction explores Raikes’ pioneering work in examining child evangelism. Working from extensive local and national research (at PhD level), the book looks at how children ‘tick’, what basic theology is at work in Christian outreach, and what constitutes best practice in child evangelism. The text is studded with insights and observations, and brings together the author’s passion for his subject with the rigour of careful academic research. This is an unparalleled resource, laying the foundations of future growth. 

 

BILL WILSON – Abandoned as a Child bill-wilson

As a child, Pastor Bill experienced the pain and hopelessness of abandonment. One day, as he walked down a street with his mother, they stopped to sit for a while. She instructed him to sit there and wait for her to return. He sat and waited for three days straight. She never returned. A Christian gentleman who had seen Bill stranded and alone stopped and picked him up. It was here that Bill’s relationship with God began.

Mission to Help Hurting Children

Out of the pain, impoverishment and isolation of his own abandonment, Pastor Bill developed a heart of compassion for suffering children everywhere. From the ghettos of America to the garbage dumps of Manila, Bill has sought to rescue hurting children.

Founding of Metro

Pastor Bill established Metro World Child (formerly Metro Ministries) in 1980 in what was one of Brooklyn’s roughest neighborhoods, the Bushwick community, most commonly known for its history of gang violence, crime, drugs, and poverty.

Here, violence is a way of life and a constant threat. Pastor Bill has been beaten, stabbed and shot in the face. Yet, he perseveres and refuses to leave the area or give up on the children growing up in such an environment. Because of that, his efforts have made a difference, not only in the lives of children but in the community as well.

Due to the success of Metro’s programs, President George Bush, Sr. appointed Pastor Bill to serve on the National Commission on America’s Urban Families in 1991. Metro’s influence was also identified as a factor in the noticeable reduction of crime in the Bushwick community and the organization was featured on ABC’s Nightline.

Today, Pastor Bill travels widely, speaking in churches nationally and internationally each week. He is frequently featured on Christian television networks throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. And his programs, curriculum and techniques are being duplicated in cities all over the world. However one thing remains the same: Pastor Bill is there in the heart of the urban jungle in Brooklyn, driving the school bus to pick up boys and girls for Sunday School.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY SCRIPTURE UNION, CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP & SINGAPORE CENTRE FOR GLOBAL MISSIONS

SUPPORTED BY ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL & GOFORTH NMC 2014

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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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