SCGM Missions Breakfast Fellowship 03 AUGUST 2018



Scripture not just exhorts but commands us to love the strangers within our gates. Instead of the negative approaches: not to oppress, vex, or unjust or unfair in treatment to foreigners, we are summoned to provide for the foreigners: giving food and raiment, being just and kind to strangers.
So, who are the strangers to you and I in the Christian community in modern day Singapore? What are some of the ways to reach out and love the internationals and new residents who have made their homes within our shore? How can God’s love extend to our foreign neighbours? Social integration is everybody’s business, not just the government’s or selected NGO’s.

Date: 03 AUG 2018 (FRIDAY)

Time: 8.00am – 9.30am (breakfast starts at 8am)

Venue: St. Andrew’s Cathedral
(South Transept Hall)

Nearest MRT: City Hall

President, Connexions International
Professor and former Dean, School of Human Development and Social Services

Singapore University of Social Sciences


Dr Tan Ngoh Tiong is President of Connexions International, Professor and former Dean, School of Human Development and Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences and former Professor of Social Work, Augsburg College and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Psychology, and former Vice Dean, National University of Singapore. Prof Tan founded and Chairs the Global Institute of Social Work and served as Regional President of International Federation of Social Workers (Asia Pacific).

Dr Tan has authored many books such as Preparing for Marriage and Parenting Today; Social Work Around the World; Transforming SocietyAsian Tsunami and Social Work Practice: Recovery and Rebuilding; Social Care in Asia and Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore. Dr Tan has previously worked as a counsellor and family therapist and has taught and conducted numerous courses and workshops in disaster management, cross cultural intelligence, coaching, group-work, team building, stress management, assertiveness training, counselling, family therapy, mediation and conflict resolution. Prof Tan received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota, awarded to alumni who had distinguished themselves in their professional careers.



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"Reading and Reflection"
study guide
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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