SCGM Missional Business Forum 2019 Speakers

SPEAKERS PROFILE

 

 

Lawrence Ko has been a pastor, social entrepreneur, and missions director in Asia for the past 29 years. He founded Asian Journeys Ltd, a social enterprise, to network and nurture young leaders towards a vision of a creative and responsible community. He researches on Asian cultures and urbanism, and serves as Director of the Asia Evangelical Alliance’s Mission Commission and in the executive committee of Asia Lausanne Committee for World Evangelisation.

On his topic “The Good Samaritan on the Road: Transforming Supply Chain to Value Chain“:
“We revisit the parable of the Good Samaritan to seek God for a powerful spirituality and social ethos which can transform the marketplace.”

 

Dr Jeremy Gwee is a retired banker and an experienced global business leader with a heart to teach and demonstrate how God’s principles for work build trust in the world of global finance. Jeremy was Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Asia Pacific Finance and Head of Capital Management and Financial Compliance in HSBC Asia Pacific finance. He has also worked in various areas in banking for IBM, Ernst and Young, Deutsche Bank and Malayan Banking. He worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, South Asia, ASEAN and Hong Kong in the course of his career that spans over 38 years.

On his topic “From Knowledge Worker to Competent Worker: Building Resilience Brick by Brick“:
Being resilient comes from the confidence in knowing your competence to navigate the ups and downs of life, in a world where job security is a rare commodity. This workshop is about equipping oneself for this journey.”

 

Adrian Chan is the Leadership Resource Person in His Majesty’s Secretariat in the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is also Chair of the Elder Board in International Baptist Church. A psychologist and leadership development coach by training, Adrian has coached leaders of all levels from Cabinet Ministers to emerging leaders. He maintains a blog about his work at adriansays.com.

On his topic “Taking the Mountain: Discipling a Nation“:
“How service to an earthly king resulted in reflections on ways to disciple a nation: Implications for Missiology.”

 

Tard Lim was senior management in the marketing technology industry before his full-time faith ministry with ex-offenders. Tard now helps clients hack their EmoCode, develops livelihoods for communities and is a Kingdom VOJCE (Vocation, Occupation, Job, Career & Employment) evangelist.

On his topic “Reimaging Career into Kingdom Vocation“:
“Shrinking global economy? Trade wars? Jobs lost to automation? Time to review, retool & relaunch career into kingdom missional vocation.”

 

Having management consulting expertise at top 5 global strategy consulting firms, John Lin specialises in corporate growth strategy for the past 7 years including commercial due diligence, mergers/acquisitions and operations transformation (including digital etc.) projects. John now runs GET Consulting Pte. Ltd. with his partner and serves SME owners in all their growth/exit strategy needs. John obtained a Masters in Business Management while graduating with distinctions from his Alma Mater, The Australian National University.

On his topic “The Art of Creating Buy-Ins“:
“Everyone has to sell, but how quickly can you pick it up?”

 

Dr Kevin Lowe had worked in the shipping industry for several years before he became an ordained Minister with The Methodist Church in Singapore (1994-2006). He, together with his wife, was a missionary to Cambodia with The Methodist Missions Society from 1998-2006. He has 3 children and is now a tentmaker in Cambodia.

On his topic “The Affordability of Opportunities“:
“The opportunities to do business as missions is very possible in many emerging economies where affordability is concerned. I will primarily be sharing about a few Christian businesses that have successfully developed over the years in Cambodia.”

 

 

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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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