IMPARTING A VISION OF JOY AND HOPE In partnership with Perspectives Course Singapore SYNOPSIS When we think of the word “missions mobilisation”, it is easy to think of mobilising people towards a specific work or project. In some ways, this is the easier task. But there is also a need for “prophetic mobilisation”, a term […]
SYNOPSIS Undivided Witness is a written publication which presents ten key principles linking community development and the emergence of vibrant communities of Jesus-followers among the ‘least reached’. This April, SCGM invites David Greenlee (author of this book) and Cameron Willett, to share about the best practices of community development drawn on decades of serving and […]
[Validated for the Certificate in Mission Practice] SYNOPSIS What is Christian mission to the local church? How can the church organise itself to fulfil the Great Commission and indeed missio Dei? How can pastors and church leaders serve in strategic planning, policy making and resource development to fulfil the missionary calling of God? How can […]
Synopsis Why do we need to think about and do an ‘Asian theology’? Isn’t what we already have fixed and sufficient? Engage in stimulating conversations with our local theologians and missiologists, and also our guest speaker Dr Peter KimSon Nguyen, who recently published Cultural Integration and the Gospel in Vietnamese Mission Theology, at our March […]
Synopsis What is God doing in Asia? What lies ahead for the Church of Singapore on mission in the decades to come? Over the first two Missional Breakfast Fellowships of 2021, we will hear from Asian Christian thought leaders as they share their perspective on missions in Asia, in conversation with people representing our next […]
The year 2020 began with anxiety for me as a volcano erupted in the Philippines which disrupted our plans for a mission trip in February. By the time we gathered for the Chinese New Year reunion dinner, it was sad news all around as friends in China shared the news of the spread of the coronavirus from Wuhan city. All our plans for travels and projects were shelved as we watched the pandemic grow into a global crisis, from medical to economic and humanitarian crises.
1 Kings 18:20-40 showcases the greatest Bible showdown between the prophets of Baal and God’s prophet, Elijah. The fiery encounter saw a spectacular, supernatural victory that led to national revival. Disappointment with God leads us, like Elijah, to hide in our cave, isolate and stay distanced from others. It is understandable to feel down, discouraged and depressed as we close a difficult year.
The world sometimes seems like such a messy place. Our era is marked by division, derision and discontent. With so many claims to truth in opposition to one another, even amongst those of the faith – what are we to do? How do we stand firm and cling to the God who is the Way, the Truth and the abundant Life in the midst of the chaos and brokenness?
The passage in Luke 5: 1-11 is about Jesus’ visitation to Simon Peter and his friends after a night of futile fishing. Jesus then called them to launch out again and there was a great catch. If you have been giving it all in your occupation and yet have encountered futility, get ready for a great catch (fruitfulness), as never before when Jesus comes on the scene.
I wonder if you can think back to your journey with God and how He has made known to you the paths of life and led you as your Shepherd to enjoy His presence and the eternal pleasures at His right hand, where Christ is seated. I had often wondered about Psalm 16:11 and recalled how Christ was making “known to me the paths of life” by bringing that truth to me not only in a very personal way but also in a contextual way, within the worldview and life style I was brought up in. It was so unique to me.